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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted March 29, 2016

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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 29, 2016

    jdouglas13 - I cook bone-in turkey beast in a 9x13 pan nestled on a bed of veggies (onion chunks and baby carrots) and have not had any issues with them falling over, yet. Probably just jinxed that. Maybe yours was just a little lopsided bird to start with. :-)

    Stephanie - sorry you didn't get the pan. Does she have to cook for you more often since she got it? Seems fair to me.....

    earlychd99 - I'm drooling over the ribeye.

  • senglish27529 Mar 29, 2016

    jdouglas -- my parents *always* roasted turkey on a rack in the roaster. In fact, the roasting pan and rack were one of the few things we "fought" over when my mom died! Okay, not a serious fight, but still.

    When I started roasting the turkey breast only, I remembered the rack and fashioned my own by bending a dollar store cooling rack (at least that's what I think they are intended for -- I visualize cookies cooling there, though mine seldom have the opportunity to cool) into a V shape. The unwieldy turkey breast nestles there perfectly.

    And no, I didn't inherit the roasting pan. My older sister won that round. :-)


  • earlychd99 Mar 29, 2016

    Tonight we are having Ribeye steak, yellow rice and green beans.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 29, 2016

    I also meant to ask -- how does everyone bake their turkey breast? Do you use a rack to keep it upright? The problem I ran into was it was so top heavy that I had to lay it on its side. I found it cooked really unevenly, even though we turned it over halfway through. And it stuck. It was literally a hot mess LOL.

    Any suggestions on a better way to roast a bone-in turkey breast?

  • ybaverage2003 Mar 29, 2016

    Going to make a lamb stew tonight to use up leftover Easter leg of lamb. Will throw in onions, potatoes, carrots & peas. Crescent rolls on the side. Fresh strawberries for dessert.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 29, 2016

    Ascherer, what a great deal on your ham! Enjoy! FWIW, if anyone is overwhelmed with leftover ham, I've frozen portion size packages of cooked spiral sliced ham with great results in the past. I really liked having it available as an add-in for pasta, omelets, etc.

    Meredith, I'm drooling over your Easter dinner menu! Wow!

    Raesmom, your corn chowder sounds really good. :)

    Faye, enjoy your deliciously chocolately fudgsicle!

    Last night we finally had the turkey breast along with stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and creamed onions with peas. It was very tasty. Not sure what we're having tonight. Maybe turkey sandwiches or maybe something on the grill. I also have some use it or lose it romaine (so what else is new). Maybe some kind of salad with the turkey?

  • raesmom1612 Mar 29, 2016

    Yesterday I ended up having baked ziti for lunch and didn't want anymore for dinner so at the last minute I made a big pot of corn chowder. It was soooooo good!! We'll have that tonight instead of the bbq chicken I was going to Make. I'll make it tomorrow I promise lol

    Fudgesicles for dessert???? YES PLEASE!!!! Enjoy Faye :)

  • meredith88 Mar 29, 2016

    Faye, glad you are able to eat again!

    I am on staycation this week so my days are running together :)

    Sunday we cooked Easter dinner for the whole family. We made Beef Wellingtons stuffed with spinach, caramelized onions, portabello mushrooms and blue cheese. They were a lot of work but turned our great! We also had scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, spinach salad, and grilled pineapple.

    Last night we had steak fajitas using the scraps off of the steaks from Sunday with peppers, onions and mushrooms. Sides of fresh fruit and roasted asparagus.

    Tonight my husband requested pasta so we are having cheese tortellini that I got at FL on clearance. I'm making a red meat sauce to go with it. Sides of salad, Italian bread, brussel sprouts, and fresh fruit.

    Tomorrow we are grilling out steaks before the rain moves in. Sides will be roasted asparagus, salad and fresh fruit.

    Thursday I'm on my own for supper.

    Friday we are helping family move so they are taking us out to eat as payment.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 29, 2016

    Tonight we are having teriyaki tofu and veggies and veggie egg rolls. And a fudgesicle for dessert. :-) Have I mentioned how happy I am to be able to eat again?!

    ascherer - Even though you had to wait an extra day for your honey ham, I am sure it will be worth it tonight! Enjoy your ham-fest this week. :-)

  • ascherer Mar 29, 2016

    Change of plans last night. It ended up being chef salad with leftover pork for me and shrimp for DH. I didn't know you had to cook the dang honey ham but I did have enough sense to read the label when I got it home. Tonight is ham with deviled eggs and green beans or salad. Dessert is either watermelon or grapes. Monday, I got a 10.55 lb spiral cut honey ham from Kroger for $15.72. Eggs are from the Walgreen sale recently.