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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted August 7, 2013




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 for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 8, 2013

    Yay for watermelon, jdouglas! I bought a sugar baby watermelon for $5 at the farm stand yesterday and the girls and I ate 1/2 with dinner last night! lol We can do some watermelon damage. I hope you enjoy yours!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 7, 2013

    Stephkenner, I agree with you about enjoying a meat-free meal sometimes. Yum. My DW, OTOH, would be a very happy girl if every night was just steak and mashed potatoes. No other veg. In our early years together, I really tested her food boundaries! LOL I give her a lot of credit for coming a very long way out of her comfort zone. She even likes chicken, pasta, and salad now. ;)

    Stalling, of course, with an answer to the million dollar question of what's for dinner tonight. I think for me, eggplant parm with a little spaghetti on the side (eggplant from the farmstand and $0.25 Barilla at HT yesterday) and spaghetti & sausage for DW. She still has some food limits. ;)

    Finally, dessert for MANY nights will be watermelon. First whole one I ever bought. Everyone has been saying how much they've been enjoying it, and FL had them for $4.99 yesterday. It weighed more than my Scottie, and that she is a big girl!! Help me!

  • stephkenner Aug 7, 2013

    Since the kids aren't home tonight, we're having a veggie supper-butterbeans (that I shelled & froze last summer), corn on the cob (from the Farmers Market) & green peas (which I also bought at the Farmers Market & shelled & froze). Sometimes it's nice to have a night w/no meat.

  • JustMe83 Aug 7, 2013

    Thanks Faye!

  • Blue Devil Woman Aug 7, 2013

    I cooked ribs last week in the crock pot. Just put them in and poured bbq sauce over them and cooked on low about 6 hours.they were falling off the bone tender. You could do the same with chicken.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 7, 2013

    larindap3 - that sounds great! Enjoy your stress and work-free dinner!

    JustMe - I have only cooked chicken breast (not quarters) in the slow cooker (have some cooking in mine right now!) but it's pretty easy to cook just about any meat in the slow cooker. Add meat, spices, a little marinade and cook. Here is a good looking garlic chicken recipe I found on food.com. There are a number of others to choose from:


    Here's an easy soy garlic chicken recipe using chicken quarters:


  • JustMe83 Aug 7, 2013

    I could use some tips, I have some chicken qrtrs and want to cook them in the crockpot, but don't know what/how to do it. I don't have any veggies to add to them right now, and its kind of last minute, and suggestions???

  • Blue Devil Woman Aug 7, 2013

    I am trying a new recipe. I put pork chops in the crock pot and sprinkled with a pack of Hidden valley ranch dressing and put a can of cream of chicken soup and a can of cream of mushroom soup on top. It will cook on low for about 4 to 6 hours and the soup is supposed to make a really good gravy. I will have rice and green beans and corn also

  • larindap3 Aug 7, 2013

    Dinner tonight is at the Mudcats ball park! Paid for by my company/department Family Night Out event. No planning/no cooking/no cleaning up - my kind of meal!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 7, 2013

    We are having BBQ chicken sliders on Sister Shuberts rolls, watermelon (sugar baby watermelon from the local farm stand - yum!) and rice or sweet tater fries on the side.

    I am guessing everyone else is still undecided for dinner tonight.