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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted September 3, 2016

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 4, 2016

    Nothing really special RFB, I use the box of jiffy as a base and I add a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and instead of milk (on the side of the box it calls for a third of a cup) I do 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and a tablespoon of sour cream (or Greek yogurt). And instead of corn bread I do corn muffins.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 4, 2016

    observant - I have also seen where others have used the ice tray method. They cracked one egg in to each ice tray cube and scrambled it then froze it and put them all in to a freezer bag one they were frozen in the ice cube trays.

    I have not tried it myself. I usually find that eggs are on sale for .99 or less per dozen often enough that I can buy enough to hold me over between sales without having to freeze. That HT deal is a great one this weekend but we can only get 2 so it's not like I can stock up. And eggs are good for weeks after purchase usually so we have plenty of time to use them. If you do try the freezer method, let us know how you like it.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 4, 2016

    Faye- thanks. I'll give foil a try!

    Observant- hi! :)

  • observant Sep 3, 2016

    RaleighFoodBlogger - Great to "See" you again !

    QUESTION : has anyone ever frozen raw eggs ?? I saw someone on TV do it by cracking the eggs and freezing them in containers . I was wondering if placing the cracked egg in ice trays then bagging when frozen would be worth trying when there is a great deal on eggs .
    Thanks for ANY input !!

    Tonight - leftovers ( mostly) - roast beef , gravy, mashed potatoes, and green veggies ( we ate all the green beans the first night )

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 3, 2016

    RaleighFoodBlogger - For most things I double wrap. First in foil or their original sealed packages and then in a freezer bag. Seems to work pretty well. I try to use things up in 3 months though so they don't get the dreaded freezer burn.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 3, 2016

    Faye- that sounds delicious! And how do you keep freezer stuff so good? Do we just have a dud, or is there a secret? I'm hesitant to freeze much as items I had in there lately (like bread and fruit) seem to get freezer burn.

    Twinredheads- that sounds amazing!!!

    Raesmom- do you have a favorite cornbread recipe? Sounds so good!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 3, 2016

    Tonight we are having sliced Butterball turkey sausages sauteed with veggies and served on pasta. Side of Sister Shubert Hawaiian rolls that I got on sale months ago and just found hiding in the freezer. lol

    twinredheads - What time should the blog caravan arrive for snow crab??!

    RaleighFoodBlogger - love the steak fried rice menu!

  • twinredheads Sep 3, 2016

    Steamed snow crab, baguette, baked potatoes and summer squash. All on sale at Kroger.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 3, 2016

    Raesmom, enjoy your break! :)

    Tonight we're going to have the beef roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans. Hopefully there will be enough roast left to turn it into something for tomorrow. Sandwiches sound really good, though. Nice and easy, and DW can even make one!

  • raesmom1612 Sep 3, 2016

    With todays cooler weather I'm thinking chili with cornbread or corn chowder. Rae isn't feeling too well so ill leave the kids home and do a grocery run alone (YAY) enjoy your holiday weekend everyone!!