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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted September 5, 2015

Sauteed veggies

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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  • raesmom1612 Sep 7, 2015

    Thanks yall. She was better today, then again we haven't left the house all weekend. She was in bed by 10 tonight, but of course BC of my 4 hour nap I'm still awake at midnight lol. I'll give the playground a shot tomorrow with her, we'll see how it goes.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2015

    As expected, I ordered Domino's for the many teens at the painting "party" this evening. We finished one bedroom completely and hope to get the other one finished tomorrow afternoon.

    Raesmom - poor Rae. She is in my thoughts and I hope she has a better night tonight. Sending her hugs.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 6, 2015

    Raesmom, poor Rae and poor Mama too. Allergy conditions have been horrible lately. Something that might help her at night is using two pillows, and making sure they are replaced with new ones every six months. Lots of allergens live in pillows, and the extra one will make it easier for her to breathe with her head elevated.

    RFB, your menus always inspire me. I bought some fresh Brussels sprouts ($1.99/lb HT) that I'm going to roast in the oven tonight. I'm hoping to have some leftover to add to a salad with some dried cranberries. Bone-in chicken breasts were BOGO at HT, so a couple of those went into the oven with some Herbes de Provence and garlic. Mashed potatoes for DW.

    Those doughnuts are rapidly disappearing even though I've been using as much willpower as I can muster. I did think of you, Faye. ;)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 6, 2015

    Raesmom- I'm so sorry about Rae's allergies! Many in my family suffered for years and years with allergies... and then again years and years of allergy shots. But, they were worth it for me. Allergies are one of the most frustrating things! The new place we moved to has caused some problems for me as well, and they really do change how you feel. Luckily we were able to find some solutions here, and I hope you can too. Sending hugs to her!

    Faye- love that you're also loving the dried cranberries!

  • raesmom1612 Sep 6, 2015

    Thanks Faye. It was super tasty. Boy am I glad I made it yesterday. Rae had a bad night with her allergies, up til 330 am. Needless to say I was up with her and her coughing woke her up at 745 this morning. I was able to get her back down at about 830 this morning and with that came me having to clean and pack while I was able to since they were both asleep. My nap started at 130pm when DH woke up and took over watching Rae and I just woke up about an hour ago. DH was able to eat before he left and Rae had lunch too. My poor family would gave starved today lol. Enjoy your holiday tomorrow everyone!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2015

    Raesmom - fabulous ziti ingredients!

    Jdouglas - enjoy the doughnuts with a side of spaghetti for dinner. lol Actually, enjoy at least one for me since I am doughnut free at the moment.

    Tonight I had grilled chicken breast on salad with dried cranberries and other veggies. Very tasty with the cranberries. Thanks to all of you who suggested it.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 5, 2015

    Raesmom, those PB cookies sound so good!

    Dinner tonight will be Krispy Kreme doughnuts, I mean spaghetti carbonara with broccoli. ;) I couldn't wait till Monday.

    Happy long weekend everyone.

  • raesmom1612 Sep 5, 2015

    I do too Faye. I feel horrible since I dont have allergies and I have no idea what she is feeling, but I just want her back to her crazy self 100%. And that us true about the ziti, it is just fancy pizza lol I pulled out all the stops today and added red and green peppers, onions, baby tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic. Usually I am missing one or 2 veggies but this one us going to be great, already smells amazing and hasn't even gone in the oven yet! Rae decided on cookies today so we are making peanut butter cookies with chopped walnuts inside mmmmmmm with a nice tall cold glass of milk, I'm gonna be one happy momma lol

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 5, 2015

    Rasmom - I hope your little sweetie is feeling better very soon. Allergies are no fun at all. And YAY for baked ziti!! It's basically fancy pizza. lol

  • raesmom1612 Sep 5, 2015

    Lol on the pizza Faye! Since jdouglas mentioned baked ziti last night in thinking thats what's for dinner this weekend. I'll do some homemade sauce and pop it in the oven this evening. Since DH is on nights he can have it tomorrow and Monday. Since Rae and I will be home all weekend (allergies are really bad for her this weekend) we are going to stay home and make cookies or cupcakes.......