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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted September 14, 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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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 14, 2016

    Jdouglas- thanks! Wine is low sodium. And I've also been using a lot of balsamic vinegar. I'll see what I can come up with, and think I'll give the crock pot idea a try.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 14, 2016

    Great menus, everyone! Coupon4me, thanks for mentioning the angel food cake from Kroger. I loaded it to my card and promptly forgot all about it. I'll have to see if I still have it.

    RFB, my usual way of making London broil is not exactly low sodium. I marinate it in lower sodium tamari or soy sauce with some EVOO and garlic, and then grill it to medium/medium rare. Sliced very thin so it's not tough. You might try doing it in the slow cooker using lots of sauteed fresh garlic, onions, and brown mushrooms for good flavor. Brown the meat well first. I'm not sure if wine is low sodium, but that will add a nice layer of flavor as well. Use the wine to deglaze the pan. If you can use a teaspoon or two of tomato paste, brown that lightly after you remove the meat and before you deglaze with the wine. Thicken gravy/juices at the end with a cornstarch slurry.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 14, 2016

    Kathy S.- that recipe sounds delicious! Always looking for good quinoa recipes, and really enjoy the Pinch of Yum blog.

  • coupon4me Sep 14, 2016

    Life has been busy and couldn't post this week yet so I'll do a recap! Still deciding on tonight...
    Monday - grilled bbq chicken, baked beans and green beans
    Tuesday - cheeseburgers on the grill with spinach, avacado and cucumbers
    Dessert both nights was angel food cake and strawberries thanks to Kroger for the freebie!!

  • Kathy S. Sep 14, 2016

    Chicken quinoa/rice with broccoli casserole.
    I will use cheddar cheese. Salad and homemade gf apple pie. Having company over. Two sweet older ladies (75 and 95 yrs old).

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 14, 2016

    Jdouglas- I saw the London Broil from FL. Any tips on how to cook one (low sodium)?

    And we are on day 2 of 3 of our chicken menu- so not much to report, but also looking forward to no cooking or cleaning today :)

    Meredith- your dinner sounds delicious! Wish I could eat black beans (so strange as all other beans don't make me allergic). I'm also enjoy kiwis this last week.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 14, 2016

    Stay safe, Ascherer. Hope you are feeling better after your fall!

    Meredith, yay for no cooking OR cleaning! Win-win.

    Last night we finally had our fried egg and bacon on a butter Kaiser roll sandwiches. Truth be told, I enjoy them more from the NYC delis. Maybe because I don't have to be involved in the prep. LOL :)

    Dinner tonight depends a lot on whether I get to the store today, so TBD. Lots of great sales this week, so London broil from FL will be making an appearance on the menu at some point.

  • meredith88 Sep 14, 2016

    Last night I ended up eating with family so no cooking or cleaning for me :-)

    Tonight we are having Brasilian food for dinner consisting of rice, black beans, fried eggs and salad. Fresh grapes and kiwi to go with it.

  • ascherer Sep 14, 2016

    With all the talk about chili yesterday, I bought everything I need to make it and will start it later. Since TS Julia should be sending me rains today - it is a "purrfect" fit. I don't think Raleigh is supposed to get as much rain but they are calling for over 3 inches in the next 48 hours for Myrtle Beach.

    Happy Wednesday everyone.