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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted February 11, 2014



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.

What's on your menu tonight?




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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 11, 2014

    jdouglas- thank you! That sounds great- and fun! And glad I'm not the only one, raesmom! :-)

  • raesmom1612 Feb 11, 2014

    Tonights dinner was salsa chicken with Spanish rice and beans. That will be hubbys lunch tomorrow since his work schedule is not fun this week :(

    I think I may need to jump in on this gardening thing......I cant keep a plant (let alone an herb) to save my life lol.....we shall see

  • jdouglas13 Feb 11, 2014

    RFB, I'd be glad to get you started with your herb garden when you're ready. You definitely don't need a green thumb for herbs. Just scissors and a little water.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 11, 2014

    Nakabi- I've tried, and I just don't get it! I have no green thumb :-( Think I'm going to take a continuing ed class out at one of the Durham colleges on organic gardening that I saw recently... I need serious help lol!

  • nakabi Feb 11, 2014

    RFB-you definitely need to get a garden this year! I can't imagine not having one during the summer! Nothing beats a homegrown yellow tomato!! We don't eat many during the winter since the ones from the stores taste terrible! Yes, we are spoiled!
    And I'm with jdouglas-growing your own herbs is a must! I cannot imagine not having fresh herbs, esp. rosemary, on hand when I cook! Nothing beats that fresh taste!!!

  • Nanny113 Feb 11, 2014

    We are having a B1G1 HT Pork Loin tonight with whatever my youngest (mid-20's) son can find in the cupboards to go with it! There are plenty of items to choose from since I keep the cupboards pretty well stocked. Yeah me...I don't have to cook our dinner!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 11, 2014

    jdouglas- that salad sounds fantastic! And fingers crossed on the gardening stuff... :-)

  • jdouglas13 Feb 11, 2014

    Faye, FWIW, I just wanted to comment on the skinny asparagus you mentioned yesterday. I read somewhere a while back that the skinny asparagus come from the old, worn out plants, while the fat ones come from the younger, better producing plants. I was surprised when I read it, and would have thought it was completely the opposite. Since, then, I've been buying asparagus a bit fatter and find they hold up better in roasting, grilling, etc. RFB, you mentioned something about that the other day, too. Although, if the kids liked them and ate them, that's all that matters! ;)

  • jdouglas13 Feb 11, 2014

    Nakabi, your DH sounds wonderful and you sound very much in love! So happy for you both. :)
    Everyone's dinners sound yummy tonight.

    RFB, we will definitely get you gardening this year. Herbs couldn't be easier, and it is so nice to be able to go out and pick what you need fresh from the plant. Incredibly, my chives and Italian parsley are coming back even with this awful weather we've been having. The jury is still out on the rosemary.

    Dinner tonight is a mystery, as always, but I'm kicking around the idea of baked ziti with sausage. We are on our annual napoleon kick, so we are having napoleons for dessert. Last night's steak salad with leftover steak, rice, and asparagus was tasty. Instead of the usual soy/sesame dressing I make, I made the mustard dipping sauce that you get in Japanese hibachi-style restaurants. I love that stuff, and it was actually really good on the salad. One of the most bizarre recipes I've ever seen, though.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 11, 2014

    woops- and sorry, meant raesmom lol! My fingers got away from me :-)