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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted March 27, 2014

Baked veggie omelet


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?

The picture above is from our dinner last night. It is the baked spinach, mushroom and onion omelet recipe  from Diana (our Spoonful of Luxe Monday meal blogger). You can see the recipe at the link above. I had to share the picture because it's one of my better meal pictures and Diana's amazing photos have inspired me to make my photos look a little more appetizing and colorful. And since this is now a favorite meal of my 12 year old daughter, I had to share the recipe again!




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  • jdouglas13 Mar 28, 2014

    LOL, Faye. Cheesecake at the picnic - yes. Better - no?! Yours sound adorable.

    And you are correct that I did not tell J that there was spinach ever so slightly disquised under some of the egg in the pic. Not sure she noticed the tomato slices either -- it has taken me 23 years to get her to eat a cooked tomato that isn't spaghetti sauce! I may have said something about bacon as an ingredient..... ;)

    Thanks for the welcome home. So glad to be back!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 27, 2014

    jdouglas13 - so happy to see you made it back safe and sound!! That snow storm had us all worried.

    I am guessing you did not tell J that there was spinach in the baked omelet before she said she would try it. lol

    I made mini cheesecakes for Valentines 2013 (I think) and posted pics then. They were really cute. I would offer to bring them to the picnic in May but there will be better cheesecake there I hear.....isn't that right??? ;-)

    Welcome home. :-)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 27, 2014

    Faye- thank you!! :-)

    Jdouglas- I'm with you... love mini cheesecakes! And thanks for the well wishes. Glad you are back safe!

  • jdouglas13 Mar 27, 2014

    Lovely pic, Faye! I just showed DW and she said it looked great too and that she'd be down for having it one night soon. :)

    What mini cheesecakes and how come this is the first I'm hearing about them?!? ;)

    Mon Account and Clinton, your menus sound yummy! Clinton, would you post a few details (or recipe) please?

    I am really looking forward to dinner tonight as is my poor DW who, for the last two weeks, has been living basically on cereal with a side of fritos and an occasional ice cream bar. Steak and asparagus on the grill, and baked potatoes in the microwave. No cleanup! Yay!

    RFB, I'm so sorry to hear you and DH are still under the weather. Sending good thoughts your way.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 27, 2014

    RFB - love the video and you did great with your deals at HT! And you did not look like you just rolled out of bed! lol Well done - looking forward to more videos!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 27, 2014

    Mon Account- I'm with Faye- that sounds DELICIOUS! All of my favorite flavors. I opted for the extra firm cubed tofu yesterday, but will buy some soft to try your recipe.

    Faye- thank you! And yes... it's on the blog. Or on YouTube under my blog name :-) (and I apologize in advance for bad lighting and me pre-caffeine... but I decided to go the "no pressure route" for my first, and just go for it!)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 27, 2014

    Mon Account - love your tofu recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

    RFB- I am so sorry you are still sick. Hang in there. And thank you for the food photo tips. I need them! :-) Is your video on the Spoonful of Luxe blog? I will have to check it out.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 27, 2014

    Faye- Thank you, and I LOVE your photo!! Great job :-) The secret to great photos is natural lighting from a big window... and one of those white tri-fold display boards (that you can find at Walmart, etc.) to bounce the light back on the food from the back! My motto w/food photography is keep it real. So many out there are using fake ingredients/partially cooked ingredients to add color, and often aren't even edible.

    Clinton2832- that sounds really good! I was trying to figure out a recipe that would use chicken, artichoke hearts and rice today... let me know how it goes!

    And we've pretty much given up real food (but loving reading all your menus!) over here... I think our diet will be a combination of chicken noodle soup in rotation with popsicles the next few days. At least I didn't get sick until after SD yesterday... I even did a video on it all lol! Love this blog... you're the best, Faye!

  • Mon Account Mar 27, 2014

    Tonight will be tofu baked in champagne vinegar, fresh chopped dill, minced red onion, white wine (about 3T each), grainy mustard (about 1.5T) , olive oil (about 2T), and about 2 teaspoon or so of honey, then seasoned to taste (I use at least 1t salt, half t pepper).

    I serve mine on a bed of simply seasoned wild rice with field greens on the side (lemon vinaigrette). Smells amazing while baking and tastes out of this world.

    I use soft water-packed tofu cut in half on the long side, then slice each in half like you would bread. Baking dish should be small enough that all pieces are snugly packed, then bake until all the liquid is gone and it starts to look amazing!

  • clinton28328 Mar 27, 2014

    I'm thinking about a Chicken, sausage and rice casserole topped with cheese!