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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted July 29, 2015

Pasta Salad

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 Jul 29, 2015

    jdouglas13 - I have cooked brisket in both the oven and slow cooker and I think it comes out more moist and tender in the slow cooker. I just season it with pepper and garlic and cook it with Progresso French onion soup and lots of onions and mushrooms (of course!). :-) Cook on low until falling apart.

    We ended up having Sushi with a side salad and red pepper hummus and veggies. Odd but healthy meal. Not exactly following the meal plan this week, but that's what summers are like in my house. :-)

    The chicken will be cooked tomorrow.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 29, 2015

    We ended up having cream cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches for dinner. I made the mistake of taking what was intended to be a brief siesta around 6 pm and never woke until 10 pm. Too late for spaghetti. So tonight is spaghetti with the leftover sauce.

    I bought a brisket at Carlie C's yesterday, and then realized that my Mom's recipe calls for a loooong slow cook in the oven. Not something I want to do in this heat. I can't decide whether to put it in the freezer for another day or to make in the slow cooker. Faye, how do you make yours?

    Raesmom, feel better. Don't let the chicken scare you. It will be so good that you'll wonder why you didn't make one sooner.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jul 29, 2015

    raaesmom- oh no! I hope you're feeling better today, too :-(

    Tonight I think we'll do a chicken salad with leftover chicken from the farmers market. Nice and simple!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 29, 2015

    raesmom1612 - yikes! I hope you are feeling better today!

    We are having chicken in the slow cooker as well. Sides of corn and green beans.

    We may be having breakfast for dinner tomorrow night, though. My thanks for the idea as well, Garnertoy. :-)

  • raesmom1612 Jul 29, 2015

    So I "chickened out" on the chicken last night. Mostly because I got sick :/ from eating blueberries with Rae (add those to the list of things I'm staying away from). I put the chicken in the fridge but I know it has to be made like today so I promise I will put it in the crock pot tonight with some mild seasonings (oregano, adobo, Italian seasoning and just a few onions and maybe the juice of half a lemon) with some stock. Ill serve it with some rice and veggies.

  • twinredheads Jul 29, 2015

    Banana oatmeal pancakes, turkey bacon and watermelon. Thanks for the idea GARNERTOY!

  • garnertoy Jul 29, 2015

    pancakes, sausage, eggs, watermelon