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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted May 31, 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 Jun 1, 2016

    RaleighFoodBlogger - the green smoothie muffins are definitely something I would make. I wonder how they would be with Stevia instead of sugar/honey, though. I am going to try a half batch I think with Stevia and see. Thank you for the link. I am always trying to get more spinach into all of us.

  • ascherer May 31, 2016

    Tonight is leftover BBQ as a sandwich and a sliced cucumber (if it dries out enough for me to go pick it out of Momma's garden).

    On the egg tip - once I have let the eggs cool, I drain them put the pot lid back on and shake the heck out off them in the pot. It has the same effect. How many you do (shake) at one time is a personal preference.

    Twinredheads - That stuffed sandwich sounds awesome. I am going to have to try it.

  • jdouglas13 May 31, 2016

    Meredith, the mason jar is a great idea. I'll have to be on the lookout next time I'm shopping or see if I have a non-stinky jar with a top that I can recycle.

  • meredith88 May 31, 2016

    Yesterday we had a Memorial Day cookout at our house with both families. We grilled hot dogs that I got on clearance at Food Lion last month for only $2 for 24 and froze. We had buns from the sale at Harris Teeter, chili, onions, cooked onions, slaw, mayo, mustard, ketchup and relish. We also had tortilla chips and salsa that we cooked yesterday morning so it was fresh and watermelon and s'mores for dessert. Everyone brought a side dish to share so we didn't have to do as much cooking. Those included baked beans, pork and beans, pasta salad, cole slaw, Doritos and five different types of drinks. All in all it was a great cookout and the weather cooperated for us to eat outside :-)

  • meredith88 May 31, 2016

    JDouglas, that's how we have boiled eggs for the last year since seeing it online. However, we put the egg in a pint size mason jar with the lid on so that no water splashes when you are shaking. It works perfectly every time. It also works on previously boiled eggs. I like to boil a dozen at a time and store them in the shell so they last longer. Then I can just peel one in the jar when I need it.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 31, 2016

    I'm roasting up some yellow and red peppers along with some onions to make a salad tonight. We like to add blue cheese (all were on sale at FL).

    Also, wanted to pass on a yummy recipe I made today for healthy snacks- Green Smoothie Muffins. They were really easy to make and taste great... almost like banana bread! I used the honey version, but probably will just use sugar in the future as honey can be really expensive. http://www.icanteachmychild.com/green-smoothie-muffins/

  • jdouglas13 May 31, 2016

    I just took a package of pork tenderloins out of the freezer -- not sure they will defrost in time, so dinner is still a bit in limbo. Plan B is Caesar salad with shrimp.

  • UNCW_Ash May 31, 2016

    Tonight is leftovers for my family as I am having dinner with friends. Burgers or grilled chicken sandwich and probably mac and cheese for a side.

  • jdouglas13 May 31, 2016

    Coupon4me, it took me over 50 years to come to the realization that a sandwich is a perfectly acceptable dinner. :)

    With a bit of time, you'll get into the groove of after work cooking. I used to grill a lot, and make extra to turn into salads. Think steak, boneless chicken, a pork tenderloin, or even shrimp. Grill a bunch of veg while you're at it: asparagus, corn, broccoli, peppers, even halved romaine hearts and radicchio are all great on the grill and are nice tossed into salad. Just brush them or spray them with a little olive oil and add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic before you cook them. Easy, delicious, no pots and pans to wash, and you've got dinner for several nights. Add a microwaved potato or sweet potato if you like.

  • jdouglas13 May 31, 2016

    Twinredheads, your stuffed sandwich reminds me of a dish my Mom used to make. Meatloaf in bread. She'd take a big loaf of Italian bread, hollow it out mostly, use some of the bread in the meatloaf mix, fill the bread with the meatloaf mixture, and put it on a parchment-lined half sheet pan (don't use regular foil or it will stick). Brush the outside of the bread with melted butter (optional but really good). Bake at around 375 until meat thermometer reads at least 140 in center. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.