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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted April 23, 2015

Pasta Salad

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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 23, 2015

    jdouglas13 - now that will be funny to see!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 23, 2015

    LOL - I'm not totally back to cooking yet -- I just now got the chicken browned and into the sauce. Dinner ETA: not much before 9:30. ;)

    See you tomorrow! I'll be the one yelling stuff out before anyone else, who politely raises their hand, has a chance to answer. ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 23, 2015

    barbiedoll1967 - tonight I cut up 2 big boneless chicken breasts into chunks. Then I put them into a non-stick skillet and added the taco seasoning (I mixed 1/4 cup water with 1/2 taco seasoning packet). I also added garlic and pepper. I cooked them on medium until done. Sometimes I cook the chicken in the slow cooker with taco seasoning or salsa and then shred the chicken. I prefer it that way, but I did not want to run the slow cooker for hours just for 2 chicken breasts.

    cdavismk1 - I love the apps for dinner idea!

    jdouglas13 - glad to see you are cooking again. Welcome back! I am looking forward to seeing you both at the SWS tomorrow.

  • barbiedoll1967 Apr 23, 2015

    I had leftover spaghetti. Faye, your chicken tacos sound delicious. I might have to try those one night. How do you fix the chicken? Do you add taco seasoning mix?

  • jdouglas13 Apr 23, 2015

    CDAVISMK1, your apps for dinner sounds awesome! That's one of my faves too.

    Tonight, since Lowes has boneless chicken breasts on sale for $1.99, we are having chicken parmesan with spaghetti. Everything else needed is from the freezer/pantry and past sales. Salad too hopefully since I had some romaine reseed itself from last year in the garden!

  • cdavismk1 Apr 23, 2015

    Appetizers for dinner at our house. A FAVORITE!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 23, 2015

    RFB - Agreed. As long as I have both soft flour tortillas and hard taco shells, the little people are happy. :-)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 23, 2015

    Faye- chicken tacos are always a good idea :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 23, 2015

    RFB - that does sound like an interesting recipe. Tonight we are having chicken tacos with all the trimmings, leftover corn on the cob from last night and pear slices.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Apr 23, 2015

    Tonight I'm making a new recipe- Tea Poached Chicken. It looks interesting as you poach the chicken in tea and spices like anise and cinnamon. Then we'll do roasted Brussels sprouts on the side.