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WRAL SmartShopper

What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted August 4, 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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  • meredith88 Aug 4, 2016

    Thank you Faye and JDouglas! It'll be a learning experience but I'm looking forward to it :-)

  • jdouglas13 Aug 4, 2016

    True, you can look forward to collecting lots of rainchecks from that store. Definitely try to avoid it between 4 and 7 p.m. on weekends! Same with the CVS in the same shopping center. There is a Lowes Foods on 70 near another CVS, and a pretty nice Food Lion on Pritchard off Covered Bridge Road. Don't hesitate to ask if we can help you find things out here. :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 4, 2016

    meredith88 - you are in for quite an experience. That HT is cleaned out quickly every week and is jam packed during promos. Good luck! On a lighter note - welcome to JoCo!

  • meredith88 Aug 4, 2016

    JDouglas, yes, that's the one we went to. Seemed to be a popular hangout at 10pm! I've lived in Wake County my entire life and am very used to having 2 or more of each grocery store within 10 minutes of my house so this will be an adjustment for me :-)

  • jdouglas13 Aug 4, 2016

    Faye, I'm drooling over your menu, especially the garden veg. So far, all I've gotten from my garden is 5 measly cherry tomatoes and a boatload of basil.

    Ilivefancy, glad you're doing better. A few of us here can relate to a sore back. Owie!

    Meredith, did you go to the Clayton/Flowers HT? If so, you're a neighbor. Welcome! :)

    Well, dinner last night ended up totally different than the plan. Big surprise. Not. We were both cold and wanted a hot meal, so I heated up the leftover gravy and chicken, and served it with gnocchi and roasted asparagus with lemon/garlic pepper. My plan for the pasta and tomato dish I mentioned yesterday may be revamped with cooked shrimp instead, and might be what's for dinner tonight.

  • Kathy S. Aug 4, 2016

    Spiral ham - not sure the sides yet. Probably mashed potatoes and green beans.

  • meredith88 Aug 4, 2016

    Thanks Faye and Ascherer! In a couple weeks I'm sure it'll feel like home :-)

    Now I'm having to learn a new town and find my new grocery stores. I may be turning to all you JoCo people for advice. We did venture out Tuesday night to the Harris Teeter so I know where it is but otherwise I have no clue where I'll be shopping now....

  • ilivefancy Aug 4, 2016

    I lied, the rib special has ended.. :(

    No idea what I'll have now.

  • ascherer Aug 4, 2016

    ILiveFancy - I'm glad you are feeling better.

    Meredith - Congrats on finally being in the new house. It will be a home soon.

  • ilivefancy Aug 4, 2016

    Thanks everyone, I am feeling better :) I'm not sure what happened, but somehow, I pulled a muscle in my back. I've never felt any pain like that before.

    Tonight, I'm thinking TGIF for the $10 ribs .. I didn't know this, but you can also get the Bourbon Barrel Mahi Mahi and the Bourbon Barrel Chicken for $10 as well.