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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted June 4, 2014



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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  • Mon Account Jun 5, 2014

    Hi all - you're welcome! It's not very spicy but that's completely subjective :)

    I would recommend leaving out the pepper flakes completely, then adding them while you are cooking whatever you are making, to taste.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 4, 2014

    Observant- I'm sorry you're not doing so well. And I agree on going natural! I was on a pretty bland diet through this, but it didn't eliminate any food groups and it was very balanced. Organic foods have seemed to make a huge difference in my case. Good luck with it all.

    Faye- that steak sounds delicious! I'm going to try that marinade in the future!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 4, 2014

    The sirloin steak was so delicious tonight! I marinated it in some Ken's herb and garlic marinade and a bunch of McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning for about 30 minutes before cooking. I ended up cooking it in a covered skillet with just a little spray butter and it was so moist and tasty. Definitely a keeper and wishing I would have bought more from HT while on sale. Very tender meat.

  • observant Jun 4, 2014

    I hope you are doing better !!
    Re-setting is sometimes a good thing .
    I recently saw a nutritionist for a refresher about multple needs/concerns .
    I was shocked at her extreme recommendations - she practically insisted on a diet with only 0 to 1 carb serving per day - I do not see how that is possible or safe . I had been lax about watching my carbs at times but I am not that extreme !!
    She also said NO milk ( I am allergic to soy so no soy substitute - oth milks have carbs too)
    I have one ( 8 oz ) serving of lowfat maybe 3 days a week ! At my age bone loss is critical and I prefer to try natural methods first before a pill or injections .

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 4, 2014

    Observant- thanks for asking! Actually I've known what I've been allergic to, as I was allergy tested years ago... but this was more of a trying to reset everything. I think it helped!!! And awesome on the dehydrator... sounds delicious!

  • ascherer Jun 4, 2014

    We are doing meatloaf (hamburger on Manager's Special at Kroger), cheesy garlic mashed potatoes (cheese on sale at Kroger), and steamed broccoli.

    Mon Account - that taco seasoning sounds yummy. I am going to try it.

  • observant Jun 4, 2014

    RFB - Did you ever track down your food allergies ??

    Large limes are 3/$1 at Just Save this week

    I got my dehydrator this morning !
    I have 5 racks of strawberries in it right now - house smells so good

  • observant Jun 4, 2014

    Mon Account
    I use that taco seasoning recipe ( or one very similar) - and we love it !
    It is very good for those on salt-restricted diets - very low sodium.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 4, 2014

    Mon Account - thank you for sharing your spice recipe!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jun 4, 2014

    Mon Account- thanks for posting that... I keep meaning to try making it from scratch! How spicy is it? I typically buy the mild packet, as I'm kind of a spice wimp. Should I half the red pepper flakes? Also, fun on making the tortillas. One of these days I'm going to buy a press.