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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted August 3, 2016

Sauteed veggies

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 Aug 3, 2016

    Em2s - and Raesmom - thank you! The sushi and the company were wonderful. :-)

    Em2s - your seafood paella sounds delicious!

  • raesmom1612 Aug 3, 2016

    Jdouglas I want your dinner!!!! It might be old faithful spaghetti at out house as this is my last day working in the office. I am back home for the rest of the week so dinner will be better :)

    Ilivefancy enjoy your Chinese food and feel better.

    Happy Birthday Faye's Dad!!!!! Enjoy your night out ;)

  • Em2s Aug 3, 2016

    Faye - Hope the food tonight is only bested by the opportunity to celebrate such a special occasion together! Happy birthday to your dad!!

  • Em2s Aug 3, 2016

    JDouglas13 - This dish sounds scrumptious! We're huge fans of fresh ingredients like this and the garlic, olive oil, tomato base is hard to beat.

    For us, last night's supper was broiled fish from freezer stash, cole slaw, buttered fresh corn-on-the-cob, carrot sticks, and homemade strawberry pie. Tonight's plan is to make seafood (from freezer stash) paella. Dessert will be a frozen blueberry-key lime concoction of fresh blueberries mixed with Yoplait's Key Lime Greek 100 yogurt spooned into Keebler mini-graham crusts. Will freeze these about two hours head of suppertime.

    ILiveFancy - Chinese take out is a great comfort food to me :) ... the spicy dishes especially have a 'cure what ails me' effect. Sure hope you're feeling better!

    Coupon4Me - I have several pineapple fans in my household :) Do you simultaneously cook all the ingredients?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 3, 2016

    Today is my dad's birthday so we are taking him out to eat at his favorite Asian Bistro. Yum! I'll be having my usual: California roll and a side salad with ginger dressing.

    Jdouglas - that does sound like a good recipe. Let us know what you think.

    ilivefancy - I hope you are feeling better today. :-)

    coupon4me - Love your menu this week. I picked up a London Broil from FL yesterday and we will probably be grilling it as well tomorrow night. And I will also be cooking some chicken breast in the slow cooker this weekend. We are on the same page this week.

  • lindabates Aug 3, 2016

    Spaghetti made in the crockpot , salad and garlic bread made in the toaster oven

  • jdouglas13 Aug 3, 2016

    Ilivefancy -- will do! :) I've had something similar with just the tomatoes, and it was fabulous.

  • ilivefancy Aug 3, 2016

    JDOUGLAS13: That recipe sounds great, let me know how it turns out with the chicken. I think I may have to try making that.

    I wasn't feeling well Monday so I picked up sesame chicken from #1 China.

    Last night was chipotle pork tenderloin that I found on sale at Kroger for $4.99, brown rice, and green beans.

    Tonight I'm thinking that I will make brown rice bowls with black beans, rotel, and a poached egg. Not sure if that goes, but I think it does.

  • coupon4me Aug 3, 2016

    Monday we did grilled London broil with mixed veggies and leftover delicious loaded fries from Macaroni grill from the weekend.
    Tuesday was frozen pizza, cucumber slices with ranch
    Today is crockpot chicken with pineapple, red onion, teriyaki sauce and brown rice.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 3, 2016

    I saw an interesting recipe yesterday for a pasta and fresh tomato dish. Basically you marinate the cut up tomatoes in EVOO, lemon juice and zest, and minced garlic for several hours. Add hot cooked pasta to the tomatoes, as well as your choice of parmesan or mozzarella balls, or both. Finish with a generous chiffonade of basil (fancy term for stacked, rolled, sliced into thin ribbons). I have some leftover cooked shredded chicken that I am going to add instead of the mozzarella, as well as maybe some fresh chopped Italian parsley. I think it will be really tasty. One of those "more than the sum of its parts" type of recipe. I may have a Caesar salad on the side.