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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted March 4, 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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 4, 2014

    ascherer - That is something I do not miss about the winters when I lived in Colorado. lol HAng in there. Before you know it, the temp will be 102 degrees in DC!

  • ascherer Mar 4, 2014

    Faye - thanks. I've only been back up here for 3 weeks and they have been rough. Nothing like leave NC with snow finally melting to get back here and had a snow event 3 times in 7 days. Warmer weather will be here soon, I hope.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 4, 2014

    ascherer - oh no! I hope you can get out soon. You have had a really rough winter this year up there!

    And I agree - thanks for the funny stories today!

  • jtlnsw Mar 4, 2014

    Tonight I utilized the rice leftover for some fried rice with chicken and mixed veggies. Came out great.

  • ascherer Mar 4, 2014

    Thank you for the funny stories. I am still snowed in in DC. I needed a good laugh today. At least I think I can get to the office tomorrow. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Mar 4, 2014

    RFB, thanks and thanks! :) I got the baking potatoes at Lowes, too, for $0.49/lb. Woohoo! LOL

    Raesmom, so sorry the baby is still sick! :(

  • jdouglas13 Mar 4, 2014

    OK, I have a funny kitchen story for you. You reminded me with "Greasy". This involves a cooked turkey, no counter space, and it was before I knew of the pronged turkey lifter thingys. We were in a TINY apartment kitchen in Calif., and though it's only been the 2 of us, I always like to make a big turkey. Back then, I'm talking like a 25 lb stuffed turkey. Don't ask why.

    So I take the turkey out of the oven and had to straddle the pan over the sink because I had nowhere to put it. It was a little stuck in the pan because it was so big, so heavy, and so hot. After a couple of unsuccessful tries using dishtowels to get it out of the pan, I gave it one last shot using my bare hands and all my might. Well, the turkey was well basted and a little greasy. I got it out of the pan, but it slid out of my hands and went flying upwards, smashing into the side of the upper kitchen cabinet and almost out of the adjoining window. We refer to it fondly as our Flying Turkey Thanksgiving! ;)

  • raesmom1612 Mar 4, 2014

    Thanks for the well wishes jdouglas! Unfortunately she is not better :( and this crazy weather doesnt help AT ALL!!! I was just thinking of a funny kitchen story that involved a dog that hubby asked me about the other day. When we were dating in high school I had this dog her name was greasy, he asked how the dog got her name...

    When I was younger (15-16) I was doing some dishes, my mom had left some old oil in a pan that needed to be thrown away. So I grab the pan and turn to walk towards the garbage and theres the dog right at my feet!!! So of course I trip over her and she runs off and while running, runs right into the oil (it was like a slow motion movie lol) There was oil EVERYWHERE! Even on the ceiling! It was not fun cleaning it all up or having to take her a bath (she was a little itty bitty thing 3 lbs maybe 4 chihuahua mix). No matter how many times I bathed her she looked "greasy" so i started calling her greasy and it stuck LOL. Prior, her name was puppy, she was 5yrs old

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Mar 4, 2014

    Jdouglas- they are 99 cents/lb. at HT. And wow, that pot roast sounds delicious!

  • jdouglas13 Mar 4, 2014

    RFB, I love sweet potatoes in the microwave. I did learn the hard way to put them on some kind of plate or something as they tend to get kind of drippy and that is no fun trying to clean. Are they still on sale at HT? I need to pick up some more.

    For once, I remembered to defrost something last night, so today will be a pot roast in the slow cooker. I browned it first, and it's simmering in red wine, Progresso mushroom soup (thanks Faye for the recommendation), a package of dry onion soup mix, and a can of beef broth. I need to pick up some mushrooms to throw in with it, and will add some sour cream to the gravy to make it more stroganoff tasting. I'm going to serve it with noodles and carrots. Hopefully, everything will be soft enough for DW.

    Raesmom, hope the Rae is feeling a little better! I'll see what I can come up with in the way of a funny story for you, although mine tend to involve pups more than cooking.