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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted October 24, 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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  • jdouglas13 Oct 24, 2013

    Yum, RFB!

    Dinner tonight was supposed to London broil on the grill with some salad from the garden, but time got away from me. The greens didn't get picked, and the steak was never marinated. It looks like that will be our menu for Friday.

    Tonight, however, is still a mystery. Sure hope I think of something soon! Pasta is starting to sound really good. LOL

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 24, 2013

    Faye- I'm so glad! I've made it several times recently to use up the eggs too lol! :-)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 24, 2013

    That sounds delicious, RFB! Thank you! I love carmelized onions, eggs and cheese so it's a perfect recipe to use some of the 4 dozen eggs I have in the fridge right now. lol

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 24, 2013

    I have another lunch/dinner side recipe to pass on :-) This works well w/many of the sale items lately including cheddar cheese, sweet onions and eggs. I'm not sure where I found this, but have been making for years. It's a great low-carb meal (although, remember shredded cheese has a lot of starchy fillers- I opt for block cheese and shred myself if I can).

    Vidalia Onion Pie- Slice a large sweet onion in thin half moons and sauté in an oven proof skillet in olive oil until caramelized (the longer you wait, the better flavor... let them get brown and delicious). If you sprinkle salt on the onions, they will cook faster. Remove from heat and in a small bowl, beat 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of cream. Salt and pepper. Spread out onions evenly in the skillet and pour over the egg mixture. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until set and nicely browned on top. I use a large skillet because I like mine thinner, but any size works.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 24, 2013

    tfpace - thanks for the update. Glad it worked so well!

  • twinredheads Oct 24, 2013

    Leftover meatballs with marinara sauce, garlic bread and green salad with lettuce from the garden. Two of us will have it over pasta and one on a hoagie roll.

  • tfpace Oct 24, 2013

    Okay - I tried my electric pressure cooker last night. Red beans and rice (from dried beans) in 40 minutes! Chop up onion and green peppers, add a 1 lb. bag of dried red beans, 4 cups of chicken stock, and 1 can of tomato sauce, and season to taste. Then hit the "stew" button, and in 30 minutes, you have red beans (cook rice seperately). It took me 40 minutes, because I freaked out mid-stream thinking that all of the water had cooked out, so I stopped it to check.. it was fine...but it took me 10 minutes longer to let the pressure build up again. So far, I love it!

  • csilver910 Oct 24, 2013

    Faye- I sure hope so. I found it on BeyondFit Physiques blog. Needed something quick and easy tonight so I cut & sort coupons as I watch The Big Bang Theory.
    Also, I live in Franklinton and every Tuesday I always get coupons in the mail in a weekly newsletter. I haven't signed up for anything,but it's always great to score coups!

  • mys1983 Oct 24, 2013

    pizza penna w/a twist-whole wheat baked ziti, mixed with mild sausage, tomatos & greenpepper, and ragu sauce. topped with fresh mozzarella and shredded parm cheese and pepperoni slices

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 24, 2013

    csilver910 - your cilantro lime chicken sounds delicious! I bet it will be great.