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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted July 21, 2016

Sauteed veggies

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 Jul 22, 2016

    meredith88 - I am so very sorry your closing has been so frustrating. Hopefully this will be the only delay and you can move soon. Hang in there!

    Thanks to all for sharing such great menus today! Tonight we went out to dinner with family.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 21, 2016

    Therealncyankee, that sounds like such a fun way to spend an evening. I've always wondered if it is really buggy with mosquitos and such. I love outdoor concerts, but always seem to have a problem with mosquito bites. They just love me LOL ;)

  • jdouglas13 Jul 21, 2016

    Meredith, I''m so sorry about the delay on your closing. I hope everything gets settle in record time. Living out of boxes is no fun!

    KathyS, that's a great way to use the leftover chicken. Sounds yummy!

    Ascherer, enjoy Boston! Yes, it's very pricey, which is why I live in NC. On the plus side, if you like lobster, it is a great place to have one. They are so fresh there. Ahhhh, Boston, I miss you!

  • meredith88 Jul 21, 2016

    Tonight I'm on my own so dinner is leftover enchilada zucchini boats. All I have to do is pop it in the microwave :-)

    I packed up almost the entire kitchen today so this is just about the last home cooked meal. Everything possible has gone wrong with closing on our new house and it's being pushed back 1-2 weeks so we will be living out of boxes for the next few weeks with no kitchen equipment for cooking :-( I already miss cooking!

  • Kathy S. Jul 21, 2016

    From leftover rotisserie chicken and chicken and gravy I am making chicken stew with gf bisquick (my version made with gf bread flour) dumplings and a salad.

  • ascherer Jul 21, 2016

    Tonight is New England Clam Chowder at my hotel in Boston. I have waited all week for this but I was afraid if I had it the first night that I would want it every night. Not for $9 a bowl.

    Everyone's dinner sounds so good. I guess I am just tired of eating out and it is expensive here.

  • TheRealNCYankee Jul 21, 2016

    Picnic on the lawn at Koka Booth Amphitheater!

  • coupon4me Jul 21, 2016

    Last night we had.....gasp.... McDonald's ha! The kids had an event and of course they thought this was the best. I on the other hand would have picked something else but needed easy!

    Tonights dinner will be a bit more healthy! I made the Kroger .99 lb turkey breast this morning and we will have that with diced potatoes and green beans.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 21, 2016

    Gator Girll, your pot roast recipe sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try it and have printed it out.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 21, 2016

    YBAverage, your pizza sounds good -- very creative! Raesmom, your potato salad sounds good, and may be on the menu this weekend. Thanks for the idea! :)

    Last night, my DW took me out to dinner at Skipper's Fish Fry after an appointment we had in Apex. They have the best fish & chips and fried onion rings! It was a nice treat. The Princess wasn't happy, though, that I wasn't cooking anything last night. She kept barking at me to tell me it was time to get in the kitchen and start dropping food on the floor. LOL

    Tonight will be the leftover baked chicken drumsticks. Sides will be smashed red potatoes and possibly baked tomatoes. They are so good. Slice tomatoes in half. Top with a mixture of defrosted and well-drained frozen chopped spinach, mayo, parm, dry Italian breadcrumbs like Progresso, dehydrated onion flakes, Worcestershire. Top that with a sprinkling of more parm. Bake at around 400 degrees until the top is lightly browned and tomatoes are a little soft.