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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted September 14

Pasta salad with 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 Sep 14, 10:04 p.m.

    jdouglas13 - wow - great deal on the chicken and fruit! And how funny on the carrot cake. I'm sure it was be fabulous!

    Thanks to all for the birthday wishes for my daughter! I passed them on to her. :-)

  • ybaverage2003 Sep 14, 7:42 p.m.

    JDouglas, I actually got them at Lowes Foods. Since they are so thin, they were frugal :) If you get a pork loin on sale, you can hand slice into whatever size chops you want and freeze most. Usually those roasts are less than 2 pounds and they are boneless. And great job at HT !!!! They definitely have great customer service.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 14, 5:49 p.m.

    Yay for easy dinners and good Chinese takeout! The birthday girl has requested a carrot cake. Little does she know I have never made one in my life, and she will be my taste tester. ;) I'd better get busy! LOL

    YBAverage, where did you find the extra thin pork cutlets? They are so versatile, and perfect for cooking just for myself. I thought about picking up a pork loin yesterday at HT, but the size of it for just me was borderline ridiculous, no matter how much of it gets divided and frozen.

    Barbiedoll, your car sounds SO FUN! Enjoy!

    So my HT adventure yesterday was also fun. I did not realize that the $1.59 boneless chicken breasts was only limited to certain stores, so when the package rang up for close to $20 and I asked customer service about it, they gave me a refund and I got to keep the chicken. Same thing happened for some fruit I bought -- there was no price tag, no item code, no listing of it anywhere and no one knew what it was, so I got it for free.

  • coupon4me Sep 14, 2:49 p.m.

    Eggs for dinner tonight! Scrambled for me and one kiddo, egg salad for the other all on toast with turkey bacon. We'll also have apple slices. Easy night!

  • GJan1 Sep 14, 2:40 p.m.

    Faye - Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl!

  • barbiedoll1967 Sep 14, 1:25 p.m.

    Faye, please tell the Birthday Girl happy birthday from me. No Cook Thursday is great. I'll email you the picture.

  • aerogirl2084 Sep 14, 1:20 p.m.

    Hmm, I think it is a Chinese kind of day . . . I have a $4 coupon to use on (and I believe it's specifically for Chinese take out orders), so I'm thinking some steamed pork dumplings, and a little something else to go with it.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 14, 11:49 a.m.

    barbiedoll1967 - e-mail it to me and I can post it if you want. I'd love to see it!

    ybaverage2003 - your frugal dinner sounds great!

    And it looks like the birthday girl picked Chinese food for her birthday dinner tonight so I'll take some home for everyone else, as well. It's no cook Thursday for me! lol :-)

  • barbiedoll1967 Sep 14, 11:30 a.m.

    Faye, yes I picked up the bug. It's a convertible. I'm in love with that car. I wish I could share pictures on the blog but not sure how to do that.

  • ybaverage2003 Sep 14, 9:40 a.m.

    Last night I picked up a package of super thin boneless pork cutlets, which I pan fried (In PAM) and topped with hoisin. Made a side of onion, zucchini & squash stir fry. Think I have enough for left overs tonight :) The pork was less than $4, so 2 meals is pretty frugal .