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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted April 12, 2013


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 for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?

I had originally planned to have shrimp and pasta tonight, but I bought some more chicken breast from the $1.99 Lowes Foods sale and if the rain clears Friday evening we are going to grill the whole family pack. I'll serve some for dinner tomorrow night with pasta salad and cantaloupe. The rest I will make into cranberry walnut chicken salad to enjoy all weekend. My kids are in love with chicken salad these days!


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  • Kathy S. Apr 13, 2013

    nakabi, Yes I cooked the potatoes fully last fall and after they cooled froze them in sandwich bags and then into a large ziplock bag.


  • BuckJJJ Apr 12, 2013

    Mexican egg rolls with sour cream and salsa

  • nakabi Apr 12, 2013

    booty-roo: do you cook the potatoes completely and then freeze?

  • Kathy S. Apr 12, 2013

    Salmon, baked sweet potatoes (sale last fall, baked and frozen), Asparagus (sale at WM).


  • babymacsmama Apr 12, 2013

    Grilling Bacon-wrapped filets and asparagus, both purchased at Aldi. Sweet potatoes from last week's HT sale and pasta salad.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 12, 2013

    Now that's a good idea to use a milder pepper, wildfrench and quemaster. We only eat turkey bacon but I am sure that would work as well. Thanks!

  • quemaster Apr 12, 2013

    Grillin chops, pasta salad (barilla pasta on sale at HT weeks back, zesty italian dressing from Aldi, peperoni I chop up that we have from last pizzas, red onion (a splurge) and tossed salad with veggies on sale (Aldi and Carlie C's lettuce). Just seems more summer-like with these foods plus with the rain gone it is a great PM to grill!

    On the bombs: if you take the seeds and white pith out of the jalapenos you take most of the heat but still get flavor. Pablano's would be a good substitute if your want to go sweet. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • wildfrenchrose Apr 12, 2013

    You could try it with a milder pepper, Faye. We just really like spicy food.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 12, 2013

    That is such an interesting recipe, wildfrenchrose. My girls and I don't really care for jalapenos, but for those who do, it sounds like a tasty recipe. My husband would probably love it!

  • wildfrenchrose Apr 12, 2013

    Don't they sound like the bomb????