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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted June 24

Pasta Salad

Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the weekend, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like.

What's on your menu this weekend?


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  • ascherer Jun 25, 1:48 p.m.

    Thanks everyone for the pasta salad recipes. I found an Antipasta salad recipe that I am going to try.

    Tonight is dinner at my Aunts. I'm not sure what we are having or if Momma and I are taking anything.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 25, 10:11 a.m.

    raesmom1612 - how nice that he did the grilling and you had such a yummy meal! Enjoy your taco night tonight.

    Last night we went to dinner at Sitti in downtown Raleigh. It's a Lebanese restaurant and it was delicious! The Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers with balsamic reduction was amazing.

    Today I am having a mom and daughter day with my 15 year old. We may still be out and about at dinner time so I am not quite sure what we are doing.

    Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

  • raesmom1612 Jun 25, 9:35 a.m.

    There was a change in plans for dinner last night. DH decided he wanted to grill so (before the storm) we had BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken drumsticks on the grill with grilled corn on the cob, baked beans and potatoes salad. It was yummy and great to have the night off from cooking.

    Tacos tonight for sure!

  • raesmom1612 Jun 24, 3:13 p.m.

    It's gonna be tacos over here tonight with all the fixin's. Rae wants to make cookies and I think I have a bag of Betty crocker Walnut Chocolate chip cookies so we may do that.

    Enjoy the day everyone!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 24, 12:08 p.m.

    ybaverage2003 - how FUN!! Have a great time and I hope it stays dry tonight.

    observant - I believe I would start with the chocolate mousse. :-)

  • ybaverage2003 Jun 24, 11:46 a.m.

    Going to Sheryl Crow concert tonight...lawn seats means a picnic dinner...fried chicken breast, fruit salad, cous cous salad, Wheat Thins and lots of water !

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 24, 11:32 a.m.

    ASCHERER - also in response to your pasta salad inquiry - I usually make mine this way: I cook pasta shells and drain and rinse in cold water. Then add whatever veggies I have like grape tomatoes, multi-color peppers, black olives, onions, seeded cucumbers, .... Then add a mixture of approx. 75% light mayo and 25% light sour cream and a good amount of McCormick's Perfect Pinch salad spice mix. It has celery seed, paprika, garlic and more and is delicious on pasta salad. Then refrigerate for a few hours and serve.

  • observant Jun 24, 10:56 a.m.

    Something on the grill ( weather permitting) , leftover sides ( baked beans, roasted potatoes- maybe made in to potato salad , green veggie TBD ) chocolate mousse.

    ASCHERER - you mentioned pasta salad the other day - my neighbor makes very good pasta salad - she substitutes the variety of pastas in place of the potatoes in her potato salad.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 24, 9:54 a.m.

    I think we may be going to dinner in Raleigh tonight, but not sure yet. Depends on how the teen is feeling.

    We are having avocado toast (mashed avocados with garlic and pepper on whole wheat toast) topped with tomatoes and choice of hard boiled egg slices, balsamic salmon or breaded veggie chicken patty for lunch.

    Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!