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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted November 18, 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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  • ThomasG Nov 18, 2015

    VLYNN - Thank you VERY MUCH !
    I have saved what you posted and will give to DW to see what she can make of it .
    It sounds very much like fried cornbread my great-aunt used to make- I remember her adding flour after everything else she said to hold it together when it fried (?) .
    I think it would be SO GOOD in chili !

  • vlynn Nov 18, 2015

    ThomasG re cornmeal dumplings I may have the ratio for the corn meal/self rising flour a bit off. I don't think it was 1.5 cps total. It may be closer to 3/4 1/4 1/8. You need enough of the flour to lighten them up, but you don't want so much that you make them gummy.

  • vlynn Nov 18, 2015

    ThomasG re cornmeal dumplings. I kind of remember my Mom making them with 2 types of cornmeal 1cp yellow, 1/4 cp white, and 1/4 cp self rising flour, mixed together then add enough water to mix it so you can drop it by spoonfuls into the cooking chicken & broth. Unfortunately, I'm not a cook, so I don't know how she did the chicken or at what point during the cooking that she added the dumplings. I do remember that she sometimes made up a few batches of the dumplings. She never liked to make too much to start with because stirring them alot to mix them with the water could make them too tough. Maybe some cooks can fill out the details for this :-)

  • ThomasG Nov 18, 2015

    Everyone's meals are very inviting tonight !
    Question: I mentioned to my DW about corn bread dumplings when they were mentioned a couple of weeks ago . She asked if I had any new info/recipes/instructions yet - anybody ??

    Dinner : creamy meatballs over noodles , mixed veggies ( corn , green beans,baby limas, carrots and peas )

  • observant Nov 18, 2015

    jdouglas13 - I found the veal at Kroger . Lowes Foods carries it sometimes too .

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 18, 2015

    It's fend for yourself night at my house. Lots going on so gourmet buffet is on the menu. :-)

    Ascherer - also sorry to hear about your BBQ favorite burning down. Very sad for the owners and patrons.

    Did someone say baked ziti???? :-)

  • jdouglas13 Nov 18, 2015

    Ascherer, I'm so sorry to hear about your BBQ place. It's so sad when old favorites close for one reason or another, or we move too far away to go there anymore. For me, it was Walter's Hot Dogs and Delponte's Italian Restaurant in NY, and Max's in California.

    Observant, where in the world did you find veal? Was it actually affordable? I can't remember the last time I had it, along with lamb chops.

    It seems like today has turned into TBT one day early here on the blog.

    If it doesn't rain tonight, steak and asparagus on the grill with a baked potato on the side. If it does rain, either Dutch baby pancake with sausage or homemade pizza.

    I think we need to get the caravan fired up though... lots of yummy stuff on the menus!

  • observant Nov 18, 2015

    DUH -forgot my supper ! veal with marinara topped with cheeses and served over pasta (?) with salad on the side. I might be really nice and make DH's favorite brownies

  • observant Nov 18, 2015

    ASCHERER - Sorry to hear about your hometown BBQ restaurant ! Was the barbeque/sauce different than here ??
    Have you been doing breakfast muffins/wraps for your DH lately ?? Any new versions??

    Raesmom1612- I was wondering where the Baked Ziti was ! Let the epidemic begin !

    TWINREDHEADS- the chicken and rice sounds delicious ! Do you turn the leftovers into soup ?

    GARNERTOY - what time is dinner ?? How do you fix your cabbage ?? I have been thinking of fried cabbage lately - I need to get some bacon .

  • raesmom1612 Nov 18, 2015

    Last night we (Rae and DH) had Red Barons Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce wings, I had a smoothie :)

    Tonight is pasta night and I'm going to make.......Baked Ziti!!!! That will be dinner today and tomorrow as tomorrow of course is TGIT!!! Again no time for food or family lol