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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted June 27, 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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 28, 2015

    jdouglas13 - I am so glad to hear the service went well. Have a safe trip home. :-)

    Tonight we had spaghetti with sauteed veggies on it and a cucumber and tomato salad using my aunt's delicious homegrown cukes. Sooooooo good!

  • jdouglas13 Jun 28, 2015

    Thanks so much everyone for the love, hugs, and words of comfort -- all of which I soaked in and deeply appreciated. My Mom's service was in her garden and actually quite lovely. I think she would have approved.

    Dinner tonight, after being in a sugar coma last night AND this morning after a huge breakfast where I played the pancake short order cook for our group of 20-something kiddos, is going to be delightfully easy: take out fish and chips. Yay! LOL. And I hid some key lime pie for my dessert! :)

  • ascherer Jun 28, 2015

    Tonight is left over roasted pork loin and green beans. I will make either oven roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes to go with it. Maybe a side salad and watermelon or peaches (if I make it to the store).

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 28, 2015

    RFB - thanks for the info. I imagine they are higher in price as well. And I am with you on the thick out membrane. lol

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 28, 2015

    Faye- they actually were delicious! Very rich. But, 2 reasons why I won't buy them again. First, the outer membrane is thicker and it kind of grossed me out lol! And second, they are MUCH higher in cholesterol. But, they are coveted among chefs, and now I know why!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 28, 2015

    RFN - how did the duck eggs taste?

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 28, 2015

    Excited about another week using mostly farmers market meat/veggies. Last week we actually ended up going under budget... I know, shocking with all the great stuff we got.

    Yesterday, I got a chicken, some beef short ribs, pork chops, chicken eggs... and I even have 2 sirloins still left from last week. Plus some fruits and veggies. I think I'll do a roast chicken tonight with zucchini noodles.

  • ascherer Jun 28, 2015

    jdouglas - my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 27, 2015

    jdouglas13 - I hope everything went well today. Like the rest of the awesome folks posting here, I am sending many hugs to you. At least you had come comfort food to enjoy tonight.

    We met some out of town family in Chapel Hill today for lunch at Top of the Hill (and it was very good!). After lunch, my dad wanted to go by Mama Dips and pick up some fried chicken for his dinner tonight. The girls were not going to let me out of there without getting some for them as well so....... we had fried chicken from Mama Dips, corn on the cob from HT, cucumbers from my aunts garden with some tomatoes for dinner. It was delicious! Anybody here ever eaten there? I bet their green beans are amazing.

  • twinredheads Jun 27, 2015

    Sending good thoughts your way JDOUGLAS13.

    Beef tacos with all the fixings. Enough to feed a crowd with the baseball boys in town. I'm going to have a taco salad.