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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted September 15, 2015

Sauteed veggies

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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  • raesmom1612 Sep 15, 2015

    Uh oh yall are gonna have me hooked on pumpkin with this pregnancy!! I'm going to sneak over to food lion and get one of those pumpkin rolls tomorrow and Faye I am SUPER excited about the cookie swap and now even more since I will remind you about the pumpkin cookies ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 15, 2015

    Pepper2 - the pumpkin roll at Food Lion will be on sale for $3.99 starting tomorrow! They are sooo good. I think theirs is made with buttercream frosting though. I prefer the cream cheese filling.

    raesmom1612 - I am going to try to remember to make pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting for the cookie swap in December. They are amazing and I bet you would love them.

    UNCW_Ash - Fingers crossed that the boys do the cooking tonight at your house!

    Jdouglas - your rolls and rye bread sounds amazing. I adore rye bread - it's genetic. lol

  • Pepper2 Sep 15, 2015

    Ya'll are making me hungry... everything sounds so good today! :) I had sweet potato pound cake w/cream cheese glaze over the weekend. Yummy !!! Now I too am thinking about pumpkin bread. Guess it's the cooler weather. I need comfort foods :)

    Raesmom - Glad to hear you liked the pumpkin cheesecake. It's my favorite! Now you need to try pumpkin spice cake roll w/cream cheese filling,pumpkin bread, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin dip, etc.... I Haven't tried a pumpkin dish yet I didn't like.

    RFB - Thanks for the recipe !

    YBAverage - Menu revision sounds really good, but I'd have the mashed sweet potatoes with it as well :)

  • meredith88 Sep 15, 2015

    Last night we made beef stew... the first of the season :) Beef from the freezer and all the veggies are on sale at Aldi through today.

    Tonight I'm on my own so it will be a quesadilla with whatever vegetables are in the fridge: onions, peppers, mushrooms, olives, corn, etc.

  • UNCW_Ash Sep 15, 2015

    Pork chops, left over basmati rice (my fave) and a veggie. Pretty simple and boring but still so yummy. My girl and I are going to the gym which means dinner will be a little later and has to be simple. Maybe the boys will cook???

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 15, 2015

    Jdouglas- yes! My cooking has gone through ebbs and flows, and I'm definitely in an ebb right now. It's been fun cooking simpler lately, while changing my priority to other things. A few weeks ago we bought fishing polls, yesterday was my first time back on a bike in about 20 years, and today I even bought a kite. Plus daily walks with my dog to the lake. I'm sure I'll be back to my cooking passion soon, but it's nice to take a break every so often. My dishpan hands are thanking me too :)

    And p.s. I think you should sell your hamburger buns... people would go crazy for them!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 15, 2015

    RFB, I don't know that I'd want to ever bake again if I baked as much bread as you did working in a bakery! I should get bread recipes from you, although I imagine they need to be scaled down quite a bit. I could never get my brain around the bakers percentage thing either, so that makes it a challenge to scale down recipes.

    My baking moods ebb and flow. I went for months this year with almost no baking. I think I started again because I felt bad for DW eating hamburger from the store, when she really loves the ones I make. I also made a big batch of biga that I had to use up. Thus, the rolls and rye bread.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 15, 2015

    VBAverage, your new menu sounds really good. I might have to borrow it one of these days soon.

  • ybaverage2003 Sep 15, 2015

    Menu revision :P Grilled pork chops with seasoned black beans mixed with corn over rice, with grilled pineapple. Not quite ready to give up on summer !

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 15, 2015

    Jdouglas- your Kaiser rolls sound great! And fun on the rye bread. I was actually going through my e-mail box this morning and saw the recipe for rye bread that you sent me last year. I really need to give it a try. Not sure why I haven't done much yeast bread making. Guess I'm still a bit burnt out from my few months working at a bakery and baking bread all day long about 8 years ago :-)