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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted August 29, 2013


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 for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?


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  • scoutmomof2 Aug 29, 2013

    Jambalay with andoulle sausage and quesadillas.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 29, 2013

    wildfrenchrose - I hear ya on both points!

  • alwaysab Aug 29, 2013

    Grilled chicken with some pasta roni and maybe some green beans or sugar peas.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 29, 2013

    Splurged a bit and got a Honeybaked ham today... but after I thought about it, they are actually pretty cost effective! After the $5 coupon (in last Sunday's circulars) I got a massive ham for $50. This could easily be broken up and frozen to make 8 meals... coming in at just $6.25 per meal! OK, ok, maybe it's still a splurge, but they are just soooo good, and can't wait to use the ham bone to make a nice soup this fall! Plus, I couldn't help but be lured in by the free sandwich coupon going around... it was delicious!

  • carelesswhisper Aug 29, 2013

    Not sure. I cooked a large batch of pepper steak and taco meat this past weekend, so we will have one of the two. I'm leaning towards pepper steak and rice.

  • wildfrenchrose Aug 29, 2013

    Faye, the splurge is probably more in calories than $...still, $8 + change is more than frozen pizza on sale with q's....

  • jdouglas13 Aug 29, 2013

    Here's a recipe to make the most of a tiny bit of bread. In my case, it was half a loaf of a French baguette.

    Slice bread into 1/2 inch rounds. Line a half sheet pan (with sides) with foil for easy clean up. Make a mixture of softened butter, garlic powder, Italian herbs and/or dry parsley, a little salt, and parm cheese. Spread each round with the butter mixture. Bake in a 400-425 degree oven until browned. This recipe makes a huge number of garlic toast rounds considering the little bit of bread, and are absolutely addicting. Any leftovers can be cut up into cubes for croutons or just reheated.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 29, 2013

    LOL, Faye. Your daughter and I are very simpatico when it comes to pasta alfredo. Yum!

    That sucker thing is still sitting on my counter, but at least I did roll it over to make sure it's intact. ;)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 29, 2013

    wildfrenchrose - you know you are frugal when a big splurge for dinner is a Little Ceasar's pizza! lol

  • wildfrenchrose Aug 29, 2013

    Splurging--Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza from Little Caesar's....mmmm.....