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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted November 13, 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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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Nov 13, 2014

    Nakabi- I'm going to look into getting one... maybe I'll find one for Black Friday!

    Faye- nice to know on the sauce! Sounds delicious.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 13, 2014

    FYI - I tried the new McCormick Skillet Sauces tonight. We used the Sesame Chicken Stir Fry sauce. It is on sale for $1.50 at Lowes Foods and free with the .75/1 coupon from the paper. It was good! I added some additional sesame seeds, ground pepper and garlic to the sauce to give it a little more kick. I cooked it with chicken and veggies and everyone liked it. I will definitely buy it again.

    alwaysab - your stew sounds perfect for a cold night. I may just do soup and grilled cheese tomorrow since it will be even colder!

  • nakabi Nov 13, 2014

    RFB-I love my pressure cooker! Especially for beef stew! I like to cook the beef in it and then put it in the crockpot all day. It is SO tender!!!! I bought mine for less than $10 a few years ago and use it quite often! It's especially handy to have when I'm cooking pinto beans or black beans and forget to soak the beans the night before. I also use it when I make boneless bbq ribs. The meat just falls off the bone! You really ought to get one! :)

  • Kathy S. Nov 13, 2014

    Another "Gourmet Buffet" tonight, Choice of Spaghetti and meatballs / sausage or Marsala Chicken or beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad,


  • raesmom1612 Nov 13, 2014

    Alwaysab~Im on my way!!!

  • alwaysab Nov 13, 2014

    Tonight we are having Brunswick stew that I made over the weekend with grilled cheese and a side of apples.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Nov 13, 2014

    Nakabi- I was just thinking that I wish I had a pressure cooker lol! And your dinner sound amazing. Have fun!

  • nakabi Nov 13, 2014

    jdouglas-You are too funny! Perhaps your sister could microwave it (something I don't do) and pressure cook it? LOL
    speaking of chuck roast, that sounds delicious! How do you make yours? I always love seeing how others make things; I learn something new all the time!
    We have some friends from the Philippines here for the weekend and they requested lasagna since they haven't ever had it. I'll be using free venison, free tomatoes & onions, cottage cheese in place of the ricotta (I prefer it), cheese I've had in the freezer for over a year, and cheap noodles. I'll add some spinach, kale, mushrooms, and radishes for an extra veggie boost since we love veggies in our house. Homemade garlic bread, Caesar salad will go with it. Dessert is mango sherbert using up the last of the 3 ripe mangoes.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 13, 2014

    There is a frozen chuck roast sitting on the counter, so I'm guessing my sister thinks that's what we're having for dinner. Um, no. There is no way it will defrost in time to cook it unless we want to eat at midnight.

    I'm thinking it might be a good night for spaghetti and sausage and that we'll appreciate pot roast more tomorrow night since it's supposed to get really cold and snow. Oh goody. So glad I brought my sandals with me on this trip! :p

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Nov 13, 2014

    Tonight we're doing turkey meatball, artichoke and spinach skillet. Also, as a heads up, I'm really impressed with the Organic Prairie organic ground turkey that you can now find at HT. It's in the freezer section (in a plastic roll, like sausage). It's a bit pricey, but the quality is great!