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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted June 20, 2015

Pasta Salad

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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  • jdouglas13 Jun 22, 2015

    Thanks so much for EVERYONE'S good wishes and congratulations!! I was so touched to read them all. We just got back this afternoon from our wedding weekend, which was beyond our wildest dreams and expectations. A beautiful sunset, great company, and a heartfelt ceremony. My now official DW and I dressed up in our fancy wedding clothes and got lots of pics to cherish.

    Granof20, I just have to say I am honored and tickled that you had mac & cheese in our honor! LOL! We are having it for dinner tonight :)

  • GranOFTwenty Jun 21, 2015

    How awful your DH had to get up on the roof in the heat !
    Cleaning gutters is one of those awful have to do chores made worse by the high temperatures we are having .
    RFB - I will be on the lookout for the white sweet potatoes ! Thanks !!

    Today We grilled steaks and shrimp .
    sides were corn , green beans, cole slaw , raw veggie tray ( some of these got grilled too)
    dessert was pineapple/peach upside down cake ( kids "made" it for the daddies wink- wink )

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 21, 2015

    Granoftwenty- good to know, can't wait to try it! And I found some at a stand in Wake Forest. It's the main road, off Capital (a bit down from Aldi and Walmart). They were set up Saturday morning. I thought the inside would be purple, but no, just the skin. The inside was white. Delicious, either way!

  • ascherer Jun 20, 2015

    Granoftwenty - I do appreciate the offer but decided to stick close to home today. DH was cleaning the roof and gutters because of a nastygram from our HOA saying it had to be done today. I just wanted to make sure he didn't die of heat stroke or falling off the roof. I think I will take him out to dinner.

    Congratulations to the newly married couple.

  • GranOFTwenty Jun 20, 2015

    Basically we reheated the ham slices from a spiral ham on the grill .
    We lost power one night and did this to "thaw" the ham .
    Once we found out how good it was ta-da new "recipe" !!
    Where did you get purple sweet potatoes ?? I would be interested in trying those .
    I love white ones but they are extremely hard to find in this part of the State .

    ASHERE - your plate got cold ! LOL

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 20, 2015

    Granoftwenty- I've never thought to grill ham steaks. Sounds delicious!

    Tonight we had some turkey chili, grilled brioche bread (from the Farmers Market) and a purple and white sweet potato.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 20, 2015

    I will Granoftwenty. ☺

  • GranOFTwenty Jun 20, 2015

    LUCKY YOU , Faye !
    Give my best to the newlyweds !

    ASHERER - 6 to 7 - if the storms are not too bad we can still grill on the covered patio .

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 20, 2015

    Granoftwenty - your mac and cheese comment is hilarious!

    I am having dinner at the coast tonight with the newly married couple after going to the lovely wedding mentioned below. :-)

  • ascherer Jun 20, 2015

    I'm going to Granoftwenty's house. What time is dinner?

    It is gourmet buffet tonight but we do have some bbq enchiladas left.