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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted October 24, 2015

Veggie soup

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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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 25, 2015

    Ascherer- I was wondering about the biker bar as well :-) Guess it wasn't meant to be.

    Jdouglas- yum... I was eyeing some ribs the other day at FL. I'm going to need to add them to my list.

    And tonight we're having leftover apple and onion pulled pork. It was a really delicious recipe, except for the cumin. Not sure what it is, but I just don't like cumin... especially w/the sweetness of the apple cider vinegar and cinnamon in the dish. Does anyone have any suggestions for alternatives? And on the side we're having brown rice and roasted veggies. I found a new recipe where you pretty much throw all the veggies/potatoes/onions you have leftover in the fridge in a 9x13, add in olive oil, spices and roast for about an hour. Hopefully it turn out good, as it was nice to use up what we had left from the week.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 25, 2015

    Ascherer, your strawberry shortcake sounds wonderful, as does the eggplant parm. Done well, it's one of my favorites. Eggplant tends to be one of those things people love or hate. I hope you enjoy it! Sorry about the biker bar LOL.

    Raesmom, sounds like Rae had a blast with her pudding cups!

    Dinner for tonight has changed. I stumbled across a recipe for BBQ sauce and remembered a rack of baby back ribs taking up valuable real estate in my freezer, so our revised menu is baked ribs, rice, and broccoli.

  • raesmom1612 Oct 25, 2015

    Lol Rae's monster pudding cups were a hit. Although messy she had fun crushing the cookies and adding the worms. Have a bit more left so we might have some today and by we I mainly mean DH and Rae lol left over tacos for dinner.

  • ascherer Oct 25, 2015

    Tonight my Aunt and Uncle are coming over for dinner. My cousin and his wife may be joining us. Momma is going to teach me how to make eggplant parm with eggplant from her garden. We are also making pork chops and oven roasted red potatoes for those that don't eat eggplant (which might include me - I don't know yet). All will be served with a salad. Dessert will be strawberry shortcake. When I was here back in May, I prepared, sliced, and sweetened 5 pounds of fresh strawberries and froze them. That was a nice find in the freezer.

    jdouglas - The biker bar was a flop. When we got there it was closed. Turns out they are doing renovations. So, I took her to a regular bar about a mile from the house. Thanks for asking.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 25, 2015

    Ascherer, did you get to the biker bar with your Momma? What did she think?

    Faye, your menu sounds like a winner :) Raesmom, I know Rae LOVED her special treat!

    I didn't bake yesterday, so hopefully I will today. Dinner is still a mystery. I'd like to cook out again, but not sure if the weather is going to hold. Maybe a burger, gnocchi with butter, garlic and parm, and some roasted broccoli.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 24, 2015

    Those are tasty sounding dinners from everyone tonight. Ascherer -I hope you have a very nice visit with your mom!

    Tonight was day 2 of the brother/niece visit and everyone wanted Italian so we had pizza, pasta and antipasto.

    raesmom1612 - how were the monster pudding cups? They sound adorable.

  • raesmom1612 Oct 24, 2015

    Yummy dinners ladies. Its taco night over here and I'm going to make the monster pudding cups that are featured on go ask mom for Rae and her friends.....hope they turn out ghoulishious I mean delicious ;)

  • ascherer Oct 24, 2015

    Momma and I are having baked pork chops (on sale at Kroger and a coupon) loaded baked potatoes and a side salad.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 24, 2015

    Since stain on the deck has dried, tonight we are going to have a NY strip steak on the grill (HT sale), arugula salad from the garden with pomegranate, orange and apple, and either baked or mashed potatoes. If I get a boost of energy, I might even bake something for dessert.