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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted September 25, 2014



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?




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  • nakabi Sep 25, 2014

    Observant-yes my kids do eat healthy anfd I am thankful for it. None of them are picky but probably because we never catered to it. It alsi helps that they each go to the store with me one on one and help pick out the veggies. As we shop I teach them to look at labels and also prices. My oldest who just turned 5 helps every night with supper and knows terms like saute, broil, blanch, and mince. My husband and I both love to cook and our kids enjoy it also. My advice? Its never to late to teach kids the value of cooking and nutrition. Let me know if you have questions about the red beans or any others.

  • meredith88 Sep 25, 2014

    Tonight we are having the rest of the pork chops I cooked last week. They are cooked in Progresso mushroom soup. We'll have them with rice, roasted asparagus, and baked apples.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 25, 2014

    nakabi - I so agree - crispy tofu is the best! Great sounding Thai dish.

    Tonight we are having the baked chicken I did not make last night with rolls and salad.

  • observant Sep 25, 2014

    tonight :
    homemade pizzas - mix of toppings ( mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers , onions, pepperoni, sausage, shredded chicken... ), tossed salad and fruit .

  • observant Sep 25, 2014

    Thank You Nakabi
    I may try those beans next year - trying to add new veggies to our diet .
    Thanks also for the Tofu cooking tip .
    Your children have eaten healthy since they were born - lucky kids .

  • nakabi Sep 25, 2014

    Observant-the beans dont taste like normal green beans. They are more leathery and you dont eat them raw. They are best in stir frys. I grow them on teepees. They grow quick.and easy and yield tons of beans!!
    The tofu is sooo good and even my kids love it. If you cook it, make sure to get it crispy before adding veggies.

  • observant Sep 25, 2014

    Hi Nakabi
    Your meal sounds delicious as always .
    All those veggies would make me very happy .
    The Chinese noodle beans are very interesting !
    Do they taste like "regular" beans ( green/snap) ??
    Can you cook/use them like other beans ?
    Did you do anything special to grow them ( such as frames or cages) ?

  • nakabi Sep 25, 2014

    Tonight we are having Thai stir fry using tofu, Chinese red and green noodle beans, bok choy, chayote, elephant garlic, capsicum, onions, and mushrooms. All veggies but the chayote are from the garden. Tofu was free during a HT triples a long time ago. We will have steamed Jasmine rice.