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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted May 31, 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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  • Kathy S. May 31, 2013

    Pork b*tt in crock pot (HT .99/lb last week) with carrots, celery, onions & mushrooms. Will turn liquid into a gravy. Used package of ranch dressing mix, Mrs. Dash Garlic & herb seasoning and some water. Will make parsley potatoes and maybe canned green beans.


  • beadhive May 31, 2013

    We're trying the Purdue chicken burgers on sale at HT this week, pineapple coleslaw, and watermelon. Then some Front Porch ice cream for dessert!

  • smolder13 May 31, 2013

    scoutmomof2-I'd recommend getting a slow cooker with a digital timer. I have one with a dial timer and it stopped working a few months in. It still cooks fine, but sometimes the timer works and most times it just sits wherever I turn the dial. Not helpful if you actually want it to stop cooking and turn to warm!

  • newsnut May 31, 2013

    Veal Parmesan, I made a double batch of spaghetti sauce yesterday and will be using some of it tonight and freezing some to use later.

  • lkkersh May 31, 2013

    Meatloaf, green bean casserole , BBQ beans !
    Size is a big thing to decide about slow cookers. I have two both 6 qt crockpot brand.i like them for different reasons. My one is old , removable basin, and no timer just a high low switch. I have another that I bought at Sams club that has a top with latches, and removable basin, though I don't think it makes too much of a difference unless transporting a dish. The newer one also has a timer and 4 cooking options low 8 or 10 hours and high 4 or 6 hours. It also has a warm switch that will turn on After cooking time is done. I like the warm switch for transporting. Some times when I work long days ,however I have to remember what time I put the food in and think about when it switched to warm not high or low cook. I get nervous with chicken.the fact that it switches to warm is nice as far as not over cooking something and if I know I'm working a long day I put it on the 10 hour low and then know it won't be in warm mode too long

  • scoutmomof2 May 31, 2013

    Faye, they sure can. They are 19 and almost 21. I had hoped the growth spurts were done, but man can they eat. Not to mention about 3 gallons of milk a week between the amount they drink and what they use in cereal and the amount of cereal we go through at times is a bunch too. And of course then they have friends over too. I don't know what I would do without coupons.

    I need a slow cooker, any advise on what to look for?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 31, 2013

    We are having mushroom and Swiss omelets, croissants and fruit salad.

    scoutmom - sounds like your boys can do some damage in the kitchen!

  • smolder13 May 31, 2013

    Chicken alfredo over pasta, probably with a salad and some oat rolls.

  • scoutmomof2 May 31, 2013

    I was going to make hamburgers, but my boys ate them last night after they ate the stroganoff. So I have no idea.

  • wildfrenchrose May 31, 2013

    My slow cooker pulled pork is on today's menu here as well. It makes a LOT and there are only two of us, so I froze some and it's now thawing. Leftover veggies as well. Toasted white bread, provolone cheese, Vlasic stackers (not spiced up, just dill).