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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted April 18, 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 am working late so hubby is in charge of making spaghetti with pasta sauce, Steamfresh broccoli and fruit for dinner.


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  • JustMe83 Apr 19, 2013

    smolder13-that is too funny!!!!

  • smolder13 Apr 19, 2013

    jdouglas13-Oh my goodness...I am beginning to think our spouses might be related! Is there a "I can't survive in the kitchen to save my life" gene? Cause it sounds like they might both have it! Once while I was feeling terrible in the beginning of this pregnancy I had to call out ridiculously specific instructions to DH from the sofa on how to make our 2 yr old a grilled cheese sandwich. Also, once while I was away at a work conference, DH tried to cook pasta. Turns out he started it in cold water and then cooked it for 45 mins...then he called me to ask why he ended up with a gloopy mess. He can make a baked potato though...even if he does take a large potato and nuke if for 2 mins, then poke it, then another minute, then poke it, and repeat that until it is finally cooked. LOL

  • jdouglas13 Apr 19, 2013

    smolder LOL... we've been having a number of Skype how to cook discussions lately, and she has heard me suggest more than once how delicious a cold sandwich would be! :) And no Honey, we don't nuke baked potatoes for 20 minutes in the microwave O.o.

  • smolder13 Apr 18, 2013

    We are having leftover balsamic/roasted onion marinated chicken breasts, cheesy hash brown casserole and probably broccoli for DH and sauteed fresh spinach with garlic and onions for me.

  • smolder13 Apr 18, 2013

    jdouglas13-LOL. I feel your pain. I once left my husband alone for the weekend and he ended up giving himself food poisoning. He is no longer allowed in the kitchen to deal with food...only in rare emergency cases (and then it is pre-cooked things, or boxed items with no raw meats involved).

  • jdouglas13 Apr 18, 2013

    Leftover roast chicken from last night, stovetop stuffing, something green. It's my sister's turn to cook tonight. I think my poor DW is having scrambled eggs, but I'm glad she's cooking something that is within her comfort zone! We've been known to have some kitchen disasters when I'm not there to supervise. Once we almost had fire engines involved. Obviously, I'm the chef in our little family. ;)

  • raesmom1612 Apr 18, 2013

    Sure Justme83~I season the pork chops with adobo. In a baking dish I line my pork chops down. I pour my gravy over it (used the packet of Pioneer gravy makes 2 cups on sale for $1.00 this week at HT and a coupon for buy 2 get 1 free) and put in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes. Since we are having loaded mashed potatoes I didn't add any veggies to the pork chops but usually I julienne some peppers and onions and throw those in there too. I'm sure this could work in a crock pot too then maybe serve over some egg noodle or even some rice?? So many possibilities....

  • JustMe83 Apr 18, 2013

    juanita-can you share how you prepare your smothered pork chops?

  • raesmom1612 Apr 18, 2013

    LOL wildfrenchrose!!! Such a simple meal :)

  • Kathy S. Apr 18, 2013

    crockpot roast beef (chuck roast on sale at FL last week), gravy, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad.