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What's for dinner Thursday: New Year's Day edition!

Posted January 1, 2015



Do you have a special New Year's meal planned for the first day of the year? What's for dinner tonight, everyone?

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 Jan 1, 2015

    barbiedoll1967 - that sounds like a looooong day!

    jdouglas13 - ahhhhhhh....baked ziti.

    The homemade crab rangoon were delicious. Everyone loved them! I used imitation crab, cream cheese, garlic powder, parsley and pepper. Put a dab in 1/2 an egg roll wrapper cut into a triangle, sealed it with a touch of water along the edges and fried in veggie oil for about 30 seconds on each side. So yummy. Here's a basic recipe I used as a guide, although I did not use the egg or the A-1 sauce:

  • barbiedoll1967 Jan 1, 2015

    I spent all day taking down Christmas lights so I had a microwave dinner and my hubby ate Burger King. I still have to take down the roof lights!

  • jdouglas13 Jan 1, 2015

    Losltp, yum to cheese bread! The spaghetti is morphing into... wait for it... baked ziti! :) hahaha

    Delicious sounding dinners everyone!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 1, 2015

    Raesmom- that is awesome on the Nutri Bullet! Isn't the recipe book that comes with it great? So many amazing recipes!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 1, 2015

    RaleighFoodBlogger - yeah for napping and snacking! Sounds like an awesome New year's Day!

    Raesmom - that smoothie sounds very very very very healthy. Good for you!

    luvstoQ - my husband would probably be very happy if I cooked a traditional New Year's meal like yours. I hope your good luck foods work all year long! :-)

  • raesmom1612 Jan 1, 2015

    DH was working today so I just made salsa chicken with yellow rice and veggies on the side. Got a nutri bullet for Christmas so I'm making kale and fruit smoothies with a few tablespoons of flaxseed mmmmm cant wait to try it!!!!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 1, 2015

    Happy New Year, everyone! Today we grilled a tri-tip for an early dinner, and alternated various yummy food all day... with napping! A perfect day :-)

  • luvstoQ Jan 1, 2015

    Had our traditional dinner (for lunch this year) of collards, black eyed peas, cornbread, baked potatoes, cranberry gelatin salad, plus hubby grilled a seasoned pork tenderloin and cherry pie for dessert.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 1, 2015

    I changed up dinner for tonight based on a request from the kids. They wanted me to make Crab Rangoon so we are having the Rangoon, crab cakes, baked sweet potatoes and green beans.

    And nothing wrong with spaghetti, jdouglas! And YES to brownie sundae! :-)

    observant - your ham was a great deal!

  • losltp Jan 1, 2015

    We are doing spaghetti as well since DH has to go back to work tonight !
    I made sauce over the weekend to have for quick meals , I will cook fresh noodles and toss a salad - maybe even splurge and do cheese bread (!) . Only easy items I have for dessert right now are fresh fruits ( oranges, bananas, apples and pineapple )