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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted May 24, 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 24, 2013

    Have a safe and super fun trip carelesswhisper!

    Welcome to the blog jennilee! We are happy to have you here! And I am pretty sure there are some other Clinton folks on here as well.

    We are having veggie pizzas tonight. I had planned to do veggie burgers, but the little people voted for pizza, which is often our Friday night dinner. I have some Palermo's Pizza in the freezer, so pizza it is. We'll have a side of green salad or Steamfresh veggies.

    I have cooked for the last 4 nights so I want an easy night anyway. :-)

  • Smilepal May 24, 2013

    chipper4800: What do you smother your chicken in? Sounds yummy!
    wildfrenchrose: I've been making gravy since I was a kid, no kidding, and I've never thought of using milk. Maybe b/c milk was scarce around our house back then. I don't know, but I am definitely going to try it. Thanks! Dinner tonight is Bar-B-Que chicken on the grill.

  • jennilee01 May 24, 2013

    Thanks Juanita and Jdouglas. I haven't had a chance to do one of Faye's classes. I'm from Clinton and don't get out in that area much.

    Wildfrenchrose- Thanks I am going to have to try that.

  • wildfrenchrose May 24, 2013

    Pioneer is really, really close to homemade, and LOTS easier! You have to use equal amounts of solid fat and flour, stir roux intil browned, then add milk and stir fast and constant until desired thickness. I use basic white sauce recipe and sub bacon grease for butter. It calls for 2 tablespoons fat & flour per one cup milk.

  • jdouglas13 May 24, 2013

    Hi jennilee! Love your name. Welcome to the blog. Are you from one of Faye's classes?

    Juanita, thanks for your flattering words, but you got me on this one. I've never had country gravy and have no idea what it's like.

    smolder, we're having a fly by the seat of your pants day here too, so it will be "dinner surprise", even to me. I really hope you get to have something dinner-like. :)

  • raesmom1612 May 24, 2013

    hi jennilee01~welcome to the blog!!!!! LOL I wish I knew how to make my own gravy, jdouglas may be able to help you with that one. I cheat and buy the packet of pioneer country gravy mix(which was on sale for $1 a few weeks back and I had a b2g1 free coupon)make it according to the directions and pour it over my pork chops(sometimes I had some sliced up green peppers and onions depending on how im feeling). In the oven it goes for 30-45 minutes and they are done, ssssooooo yummy!!!

  • stephkenner May 24, 2013

    I'm keeping my 3 little nephews this weekend so tonight's supper is an easy one. Hot dogs that I bought for $0.50/pack @ Carlie's C's, mac & cheese, & watermelon that's on sale for $3.99 @ Food Lion. :)

  • chipper4800 May 24, 2013

    We're having smothered chicken breast over cheddar cheese biscuits (got free at HT a couple of weeks ago), peas and carrots, homemade banana ice cream

  • jennilee01 May 24, 2013

    I'm new to the blogging scene. Juanita, how do you make your gravy? Sounds good.

  • carelesswhisper May 24, 2013

    Thanks Juanita! Those pork chops sound delicious!