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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted August 11, 2015

Pasta Salad

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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  • ascherer Aug 11, 2015

    jdouglas - zucchini chips are like potato chips. Just made with zucchini and baked no fried. I will let you know how they are once I finally make them. DH is still at work.

  • losltp Aug 11, 2015

    jdouglas13 - I heard the tops of carrots are great to add to salads or to stocks/soups /stews ! We used to eat the entire carrot fresh from the garden . I miss that garden more each day ....lol

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 11, 2015

    STASAN1-Can't wait to hear if you like the bean fritters!

    JDouglas- your dinner sounds great, too! Aren't carrots with the tops so much fun?

  • UNCW_Ash Aug 11, 2015

    Discounted pork chops from HT that I found yesterday with left over basmati rice and green beans. Not too exciting, but yummy nonetheless.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 11, 2015

    Ascherer, your Salisbury steak sounds really good. I'm going to have to steal that idea soon. You know I usually don't use pre-packaged foods, but I make an exception for the envelopes of McCormick Brown Gravy. If you want to gild the lily, saute some sliced mushrooms in a bit of butter first with a tiny pinch of garlic powder, and then make the brown gravy in the same pan along with the mushrooms. Unfortunately, you're on your own with the zucchini chips. I'm not even sure what they are supposed to end up as.

    RFB, your menu sounds delicious as always. Interesting idea for thickening the soup. Sometimes I use instant potato flakes.

    Dinner tonight is a frozen chunk of London broil sitting on the counter. I'm hoping it defrosts enough to turn it into beef stew with dumplings. I splurged on some fresh carrots the other day (with the greens on them), so that will probably be the side.

  • stasan1 Aug 11, 2015

    RFB what time is dinner? Sounds terrific! I am making those bean fritters you shared with us last week tonight with dinner. Will let you know how they turn out!

  • ascherer Aug 11, 2015

    Tonight is Salisbury steak in gravy with mashed potatoes and zucchini chips. This, of course, is dependent on me 1) making gravy and 2) making zucchini chips. I have never made either of them. I'm lucky in the fact that DH will eat just about anything I try to cook.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 11, 2015

    Tonight we're having roast chicken and on the side I'm going to have toasted whole wheat pita bread with roasted garlic. And I'm also making a Cream of Broccoli Soup, but instead of using cream it uses garbanzo beans to add texture (from the Aug. Rachael Ray Magazine).