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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted March 4

Shrimp on 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.


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  • tabithaluvschris Mar 6, 2017

    I had an Olive Garden takeout coupon expiring today for $5 off. Husband worked today so I brought is home from Holly Springs to surprise him (Sat)
    Roasted and chicken in the crock pot before taking Hubby to the ER, early Sun am. Our middle son made a box of stuffing & frozen fried corn from IGA. I stir fried summer squash and zucchini from same store.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 5, 2017

    Ascherer, what a nice dinner your Aunt is bringing your Momma! Can we come? ;)

  • ascherer Mar 5, 2017

    Faye - we dipped the little dudes in the cheese. ;-) Honestly, no crickets were harmed in the making of dinner last night.

    Normally, Momma goes to my Aunt's for dinner on Sunday evenings. However, her kids can't make it and Momma still can't go up and down stairs. So, my Aunt is bring dinner to Momma's. A pot roast with potatoes and carrots. Sides are corn and butter beans. Dessert is pound cake with strawberries.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 5, 2017

    ascherer - yummmmm. Do you melt the cheese on the crickets or just fry them up and dip the little dudes in the cheese??? :-D

    jdouglas13 - yay for baked ziti! And I am definitely picking up one or two of those turkey breasts before Tuesday. Such a good deal on such a healthy lean protein - especially for this time of year.

    I think we are having make your own veggie pizzas for dinner tonight. Side of steamed broccoli.

  • ascherer Mar 4, 2017

    And NO we are not having cheese and crickets. The sensors got me on what I originally spelled.

  • ascherer Mar 4, 2017

    JDouglas - Thanks. I may pick on up. Momma has an awesome crock pot recipe for a turkey breast that I want to learn. I remember her making it when I was younger. Somehow it did not make it into the family cookbook.

    Tonight is supposed to be gourmet buffet again. However, we had a late lunch of BLTs and fruit (watermelon and apple & orange slices). Dinner may now be cheese and crickets with more fruit. I found some nice tasty (for winter) tomatoes at Kroger this week.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 4, 2017

    Ascherer, the one I got was about 7.5 lbs and looked like it was one of the larger ones. They did have smaller ones. Keep in mind it is bone-in which will create some extra weight. If you have too much leftover to use, cooked turkey freezes pretty well.

  • ascherer Mar 4, 2017

    JDouglas - How large was the Turkey breast? If I can find a small one that might work well here.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 4, 2017

    Tonight... drumroll please... we are having baked ziti with roasted Italian sausage. ;)

    I bought one of the turkey breasts on sale ($0.99/lb) yesterday at Kroger. I plan to roast that today or tomorrow for turkey sandwiches for Sunday dinner and as needed during the week.

    What's everyone else doing for dinner this weekend?