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What's for dinner Wednesday?

Posted August 16

Pasta salad with 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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  • jdouglas13 Aug 16, 6:17 p.m.

    Obseetant, thanks for the tip on the protein powder. I have not tried it, but she does have a premade protein drink every day that she seems to tolerate well. The only one she likes is a milk based, refeigerated drink rather than shelf stable. And anything that can help her eat these days is a godsend.

  • coupon4me Aug 16, 4:10 p.m.

    Scrambled eggs, toast and pancheta in place of bacon.

  • observant Aug 16, 3:29 p.m.

    Faye & JDouglas13 - Thank You for the spinach ideas !
    We like spinach - I especially like it raw in salads.I will have to find some of the curly leaf ..
    JDouglas13 - homemade bread sounds Heavenly - that should help your DW's appetite !
    BTW Be careful if you do use the protein powders - they can be dangerous for the liver and kidneys f either are compromised already . Maybe check with doctors first (?) .

  • jdouglas13 Aug 16, 3:16 p.m.

    Observant, back in the day, my Mom used to make a spinach salad that was so good. It was just spinach (the curly kind before you could get baby spinach), sliced hardboiled eggs, sliced raw mushrooms, very thinly sliced red onion rings, lots of crumbled bacon, and a homemade blue cheese dressing.

    Tonight is going to be a one dish concoction that includes rice, roasted broccoli florets, sautéed shrimp -- scampi style with lots of garlic and lemon and some white wine. Maybe some Italian bread on the side.

    We've been liking the Pane di Casa when it's on sale at HT. But as soon as I have my kitchen cabinet assembled to hold my collection of small kitchen appliances, and I can actually access the bread machine, I'm going back to baking. It has been too long since we've had homemade bread and pizza.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 16, 10:10 a.m.

    observant - we bought the swordfish at HT. I just use the spinach like I would any other lettuce and add veggies and toppings (like tomatoes, cukes, onions, carrots, croutons, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries) and dressing of choice. I'm really enjoying the Newman's Own Sesame Ginger salad dressing on spinach salad these days. And how nice that you still have some homegrown veggies going!

    barbiedoll1967 - Chicken alfredo sounds great!

  • observant Aug 16, 9:41 a.m.

    ribs , corn on the cob , salad with homegrown cucumbers & tomatoes ( lettuce finally gave it up in the heat ) , peaches .

    Faye - where do you get the swordfish & how do you make your spinach salad ?? THANKS !!

  • barbiedoll1967 Aug 16, 9:36 a.m.

    Tonight is leftover chicken alfredo.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 16, 9:25 a.m.

    Today we are having baked swordfish, sweet potatoes and spinach salad.