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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted April 11, 2015

Pasta Salad

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the weekend, 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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  • ascherer Apr 12, 2015

    We ended up with a chef salad for dinner. We already had lettuce, eggs, and turkey on hand. Everything else came from the free veggies.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 12, 2015

    Tonight we ended up having pasta topped with chicken and creamed spinach. Looks like tomorrow it is salmon since it is thawed and I need to use it asap.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 12, 2015

    Jdouglas- I agree!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 12, 2015

    Thanks, RFB. I'm definitely going to try roasting the chickpeas. They'd be delicious in a salad.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 12, 2015

    Tonight we're making enchiladas! I got a $2 Q in my e-mail a few week ago from Just Bare Chicken (which is my favorite whole chicken at Target) that I'll poach and use for them and another meal.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 11, 2015

    ascherer - yay for free veggies!

    I am definitely getting some of that Kroger corn this week based on all the rave reviews. Thanks for the info!

  • twinredheads Apr 11, 2015

    I made grilled ground chicken burgers served with lettuce leaves instead of buns and corn on the cob. Can anyone tell that the teens weren't home for dinner? :). The corn was from Kroger and was very good. Did not put butter or salt on it. Quite impressive for this time of year.

  • ascherer Apr 11, 2015

    Change of plans on our end. Dinner ended up being leftovers from the veggie tray DH had ordered for a function Saturday. Because Publix did not have it ready when it was supposed to be picked up, they upgraded it from a medium to a large for no additional cost. You can't argue with free veggies at this time of year.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 11, 2015

    Jdouglas- I use the canned ones and rinse them really good in a strainer. Then I let them air dry and once dry, roast just like anything else with a bit of olive oil and salt. Since I only do them about 20-25 minutes, they don't get crunchy like the chickpea snacks, but they get a nice consistency almost like steak fries (firmer on the outside, pillowy on the inside). They tend to be a bit plain, so you might want to add more seasonings. But, they have been a good meat sub. and are filling!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 11, 2015

    Spaghetti and sausage here tonight.

    Ascherer, your dinner sounds good. Love burgers on the grill.

    RFB, I've been dying to try roasted chickpeas. How do you do it? Do you use the canned ones?

    Raesmom -- have fun tonight! Girl, you deserve some fun! :)