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What's for dinner Thursday?

Posted May 23, 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?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 23, 2013

    jdouglas - sounds like you salvaged dinner nicely even with the yucky potatoes.

    I will have to try the dutch baby pancake as well. Thanks for the new idea!

  • jdouglas13 May 23, 2013

    The dutch baby is one of those things I'e been meaning to try forever. I'm so glad I did! It could not have been easier, and when it first comes out of the oven it is hugely puffy and gorgeous. Versatile too. I've seen lots of recipes (minus sausage of course) where it's served with berries and whipped cream, or sweetened cooked apples.

    It will definitely be making an appearance again.

    The final dinner menu ended up being roasted pork tenderloin with garlic and herbs, buttered noodles with parm and parsley, and baby peas. The potatoes ended up being bad :( (which is why I hate bagged potatoes) and the pork was already defrosted.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 23, 2013

    Happy Anniversary, UNCW_Ash! Let us know where he takes you and have a wonderful evening. :-)

    jdouglas, I'd be going for option B (with no meatballs of course because you know how I feel about ground anything. lol

    I have to admit I had no idea what a dutch baby meal was so I looked it up. Those pancakes look yummy!

    Thanks scoutmom. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a slow cooker sale to post.

  • raesmom1612 May 23, 2013

    jdouglas~i vote for option B :)

  • jdouglas13 May 23, 2013

    Last night we had a dutch baby with cooked breakfast sausage baked into it, and maple syrup on top.

    Option A for tonight is herb roasted pork tenderloin and potatoes, and some kind of veg.

    Option B is cheese ravioli with red sauce (from canned tomatoes) and mini meatballs that I made a while ago. This may or may not morph into a soup, in which case I will add some chicken broth, kale, and parm.

  • Smilepal May 23, 2013

    Not so good for you fried pork chops. Mustard greens and blackeye peas for sides.

  • raesmom1612 May 23, 2013

    ok so its 4:00, we are having tacos with whole grain soft shells, rosarita refried beans, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, and shred. cheese(b2g3 ht). Homemade strawberry pie AND peanut butter cookies for dessert.

  • scoutmomof2 May 23, 2013

    In the skillet. I am ashamed to say I do not currently have a slow cooker, but am considering it. It would be nice to come home and have the meal done already.

  • meredith88 May 23, 2013

    Tonight will be taco night :) Ground beef out of the freezer from the discount meats at FL months ago. I still have taco shells and seasoning from the great Old El Paso deal at HT last year. Lettuce from Carlie C's this week, tomatoes from Aldi last week. Cheese from the HT B2G3 last week. Wholly Salsa from LF a couple weeks ago.

  • UNCW_Ash May 23, 2013

    Anniversary dinner with my hubby! He is surprising me with the destination. ;o)