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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted October 16, 2015

Veggie soup

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 Oct 17, 2015

    GJan1 - The BBQ festival sounds like a ton of fun! I do love Brunswick Stew and I bet there is some great stew at the event. And that pig pickin' cake sounds amazing. I won't be able to go but I hope you have a great time with your son and grandsons!

  • GJan1 Oct 16, 2015

    Had dinner @ Smokey Joe's BBQ. What?! I live in Lexington, NC. But, I didn't have BBQ. They have really good homemade Vegetable Beef Soup. I had it with a grilled cheese on wheat w/mayo, sweet tea, and pig pickin' cake (coconut/pineapple cake). Remember, next Saturday is the 32nd annual Lexington BBQ Festival. The only day you can take the train to Lexington. My Holly Springs son and grandsons usually come via Cary train. Ya'll come! If you want the best bbq, eat at a restaurant. Sandwiches downtown really do not reflect the usual quality you get in a restaurant. We connoisseurs of fine swine know, "If there ain't a wood stack out back, it ain't real! Smokey Joe's on S. Main St. is my favorite. Lexington BBQ on Hwy 29/70 is the most famous since Wayne Monk was invited by Craig Claiborne years ago to cook in NY for an Americana expo. Please come & enjoy!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 16, 2015

    Pepper2 - Mine is Progresso as well! Enjoy your cook-free dinner. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Oct 16, 2015

    Pepper, thanks so much for your good thoughts and kind words yesterday :)

    The Princess has moved on to frozen green beans now. Her Mamas did an intensive calculation and determined that they were cheaper by the pound frozen, and ever so much lighter for Mama to schlepp in from the car.

    HT Clayton has been out of their store brand frozen veg for weeks. Now I know why -- it has all been repackaged, and what was once a pound is now 12 ounces. They still have a 2 lb bag, but for $0.50 more than before. Looks like we'll be paying FL a visit soon.

    A no-cook dinner sounds absolutely perfect! Too bad I'm not having one! LOL

  • Pepper2 Oct 16, 2015

    Nobody to cook for this evening so ... I will be having a little 'me' time :)
    Tomato soup sounds good Faye...(Progresso from a prior SD) with some aged cheese and olives on the side.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 16, 2015

    Not sure yet about dinner. I think the kids are going to the homecoming game with their friends so they may just grab a snack here before they go. I may make a DiGiorno pizza I picked up yesterday with some strawberries and raspberries on the side in case they want a little more before the game. I may just have tomato soup with croutons and a little Parmesan.

    ybaverage2003 - your chicken stir fry sounds great!

    Jdouglas - Lowes Foods has canned veggies for .60 this week and Aldi has a great everyday low price on them.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 16, 2015

    I'm hoping to snag a couple of the whole chickens at HT, so the plan is to cut them up into pieces, have some for dinner, roast the parts we don't like for broth, and freeze the rest. We are in dire need of veggies too. Even the Princess is out of her green beans. I did pick a mixture of arugula and romaine from the garden, and will be having some salad with the chicken along with some rice, I think.

  • ybaverage2003 Oct 16, 2015

    Chicken stir fry with zucchini, yellow squash, onion and snow peas over cous cous.