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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted May 11

Sauteed vegetables

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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  • lindabates May 11, 6:17 p.m.

    Hey everyone! It's been a long and interesting week to day the least! I've working full time as a teacher assistant, going to school full time and currently in clinicals ( medical assisting) meals here have been crazy this week, I did manage to cook 3 nights worth over the weekend chicken fried rice, sausage and pasta bake, chicken sandwiches tonight we are having lasagna. Not used to testing home at 5:30 & cooking used to having it all cooked by 5pm!

  • coupon4me May 11, 11:45 a.m.

    Last night we did a random whatever you want night with a medley of chicken nuggets, fries, sliced cucumbers and weight watcher turkey sausage sandwiches. A real fridge / freeer pair down!!

    We are also having tacos tonight, but with ground beef. Sides will be rice and sautéed peppers and onions. So I guess a fajita taco!

  • twinredheads May 11, 11:11 a.m.

    Pan-seared shrimp po-boys: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pan-seared-shrimp-po-boys. Side of slaw.

  • barbiedoll1967 May 11, 10:44 a.m.

    jdouglas13 - your beef stroganoff on noodles sounds really delicious. I'm getting hungry!

  • observant May 11, 10:43 a.m.

    JDOUGLAS - the beef stroganoff sounds delicious .I was trying to think of something new for the weekend .
    FAYE- your chicken tacos sound great too - I have never done bbq'd chicken in the slow cooker - I cook mine in the oven/toaster oven in my cast iron pan or pot . For me the cast iron make the sauce thicken up and stick to the meat better than other cooking pans/dishes .
    BARBIEDOLL1967 - Let us know if the chicken sandwich is good .We used to have the original chicken sandwich once in a while . We have not tried any of the newer flavors.
    Tonight - no firm decision here yet - one choice is : angel hair pasta with homemade sauce and salad

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 11, 10:02 a.m.

    barbiedoll1967 - I use boneless skinless chicken breast. I trim off any fat then coat each breast in taco seasoning, pepper and garlic on both sides. Before I put the chicken in the slow cooker, I put a layer of sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then I put the chicken breasts on top of the onions. Then I top the chicken with about 1/2 jar of salsa. Once they are fully cooked, I shred the chicken and mix it back in with the salsa and onions.

    You can use it in taco shells, flour tortillas, on tortilla chips, salad or however you want. So tasty!

    jdouglas13 - your beef stroganoff on noodles sounds great! Let me know what you think of the bbq chicken. Use lots of garlic and shred it back into the bbq sauce once it is cooked. It's so good served on rolls with slaw!

  • jdouglas13 May 11, 9:33 a.m.

    I actually have a plan tonight, and dinner is all cooked -- I just have to heat it up. Beef stroganoff with lots of mushrooms and onions, to be served with noodles and cooked baby carrots.

    Last night was raisin bread French toast with breakfast sausage links.

    Faye, reading about your chicken in the slow cooker has me inspired to try some chicken with BBQ sauce in the slow cooker. I just need to do it on a day when I can supervise the kitten since she is WAY TOO BUSY AND NOSY. I don't want to end up with BBQ chicken with a side of cat! ;)

  • barbiedoll1967 May 11, 8:45 a.m.

    Faye, your chicken taco's sound delicious. How do you cook the chicken in the slow cooker? Do you cook a whole chicken? Did you pick the strawberries? i have been wanting to go but it keeps raining before I get to the field.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 11, 8:38 a.m.

    It's chicken taco night at my house! Chicken going in to the slow cooker soon served with all the taco fixings. Sides of rice, broccoli and then strawberries for dessert.

    barbiedoll1967 - I hope you liked the chicken sandwich - especially since you have 2!

  • barbiedoll1967 May 11, 7:24 a.m.

    I went by Wendy's last night and basically got BOGO. I ended up having to get 2 chicken sandwiches (I was told that you couldn't get one burger and one chicken sandwich but the receipt does not say that). I have sent Wendy's an email. I'm having one of the chicken sandwiches tonight for supper.