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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted March 22, 2014



Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight?




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  • twinredheads Mar 23, 2014

    Mini turkey/quinoa meatloaves, broccoli and sweet potatoes.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 23, 2014

    Tonight we're doing Herbed Butter Pork Chops, my Kiwi Apple Slaw and Corn Casserole (pork chops on sale from HT, Dean's French Onion Dip for the Corn Casserole at LF, and apples on huge markdown at HT yesterday).

    Also, just as a side note... I was part of a blogging group last year called Sunday Supper, and got to know a ton of awesome food bloggers. Now, any time I want to look for a recipe, I add in #SundaySupper after it in the search... for instance "pork chops #SundaySupper" (which is how I found the pork chop recipe above). Besides and these are some of the very best recipes out there (and there are a ton!)

    Also, if you haven't checked out Rachael Ray's magazine, it's gotten better and better each issue! I think I got it for $4.99/year though a special, and each issue is practically a cookbook on its own.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 23, 2014

    Raesmom- that is awesome! I'll have to give it a try :-)

  • raesmom1612 Mar 22, 2014

    RFB~ yes ma'am!! Its one of the many Puerto Rican dishes that I miss so much!! You can imagine the "feast" every time I go home lol. If I don't make it here I don't get to eat it until I go back home and since that's only twice a year.......a girl had to learn to do it herself (with a little help from my sister of course) Its fairly easy to make and the sweet and salty taste are AMAZING!! You should try it!!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 22, 2014

    Raesmom- wow, did you make this? I've never tried one but it has always intrigued me :-) And yes, fun day... can hear kids playing and riding bikes, and playing basketball on the 2 streets around our home. It's nice! :-)

  • raesmom1612 Mar 22, 2014

    tonight I am having friends over and we are having a pastelon. BEAUTIFUL day out today, hope everyone enjoyed it!!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 22, 2014

    jdouglas- what a FANTASTIC idea using the bacon fat for the oil! I'm playing around with two ideas, one sweet, and one something similar to what you mentioned with a few twists! I appreciate your input on this! You should submit a recipe, too... there are several great prizes (including first place of $3,000!) :-) I say go with the one below... it sounds delicious! And so far only 194 entries- now that's some pretty good odds!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 22, 2014

    Nakabi - your picnics sound wonderful!

    Tonight is a simple meal of turkey sandwiches, pasta salad and fruit.

    Jdouglas - that recipe sounds delicious!

  • jdouglas13 Mar 22, 2014

    Nakabi, your dinner-date night with the family sounds wonderful! Enjoy! :)

    RFB, I keep thinking about the Simply Potatoes contest and the limit of 5 ingredients. If you can incorporate peppered bacon (Kunzler at HT), you've got the grease, salt and pepper covered. What about some kind of potato cakes made with shredded or mashed potatoes, the cooked bacon crumbled, some chopped asparagus, chopped red pepper, and an egg to hold it all together? You could cook it in the leftover bacon fat.

  • nakabi Mar 22, 2014

    Grilled mahi, 3 bean salad, roasted red potatoes, and grilled leeks and artichokes. The weather has been wonderful and we have enjoyed several picnics out in the backyard the last few days! Today will be no exception and after our picnic Mr. Nichols and the kids will build a fire so we can roast marshmallows. A date night with the family involving the movie Frozen will complete the night! Love springtime!!!!