It’s Friday What’s For Dinner 03-03-23

Anyone that makes a homemade dinner is welcome to type the name of one recipe that you prepared in the comments, then we can all scroll through the comments for recipe ideas. This will be a weekly Friday post and only recipes on the Friday posts will be allowed. 

If someone wants your recipe and asks, there will be no pressure to share it, it’s up to you. I will accept links, but only to the recipe and NO VIDEO. It may take me a day to approve it so I can make sure the link is legitimate and not spam. 


I find the hardest part of making dinner isn’t the process, but figuring out what to make. So go ahead and post ONE RECIPE ONLY EACH FRIDAY in the comments or feel free to just read what others have made. Either way, I hope we all get some great ideas to make our meal planning easier.

My “It’s Friday What’s For Dinner” in the picture above is Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells.


  1. Tonight I’m making something delicious and very simple. I like simple. It’s a good old-fashioned patty melt. First, caramelize onions with butter. Make hamburger patties with a dash of Worcestershire sauce added and some salt and pepper. Brown the burgers. Assemble a patty melt with Jewish Rye Bread, a slice of Swiss cheese, the cooked burger, the onions, another slice of cheese and then the bread again. Apply pressure to form the melt better. Place the assembled patty melt into another frying pan with a daub of butter and turn down medium low heat. This part takes patience. You want the low temperature to keep the meet warm while also slowly melting the cheese and browning the bread. Make sure not to let the bread burn by checking and turning over frequently. Serve with cool pasta salad or French fries. Be sure to have a good movie going to sit and enjoy and eat and be comfy.

  2. I still haven’t tried your Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells, Diane, but it is on my make for the kids list. I am making Parmesan-Red Pepper Fish. I found this recipe a few years ago on Just a Pinch Recipes ( and have been using it ever since. I am using tilapia tonight. I will serve it with a nice big salad. The recipe calls for 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes, I only use a pinch as I don’t like things spicy.

  3. Well, this being the season of Lent, we have to abstain from meat on Friday. So…
    Baked flounder
    1 lb boneless flounder filets
    Bread crumbs
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Salt to taste
    Garlic powder
    1/4 cup white wine
    Place the filets on paper towels to dry
    Mix together all the other ingredients. This will form a paste
    Place the fish on a lightly greased baking sheet and spread the mixture on it.
    Let it rest for a minute or so.
    Bake inna hot, 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until you see the tops browning.
    Serve with a nice arugula salad and a little known beverage called…wine.

  4. I made your Pork Chops with Gravy last night and oh my!! It was delicious!! Just like you said. I added some mushrooms too and we’ll definitely be making this again and again. Yum!

    • Awesome I am so glad you like it as much as we do. Love the addition of mushrooms but my husband doesn’t like them. I can get away with using cream of mushroom soup but that’s as far as it goes. 🤣 Thank you for your feedback Tobyo!

      • that’s like zucchini with my husband. but we do love shrooms. I bet we have them in something at least 3 times a week. you’re welcome 😊

      • I am sure I would like it Diane. My mom and I visited Shipshewana many years ago and we once stayed in a bed and board in St. Jacobs, in Ontario. It is an area where many Mennonites live and their way of life is similar to the Amish. Everyone was so friendly.

      • I still need to go there. Now that Terry’s retired we may put that on our bucket list. Did I tell you our next trip is Holland to see the tulips? I kept meaning to tell you but I don’t think I did.

      • No, you didn’t mention it Diane. It is supposed to be beautiful there. I have never been – a bucket list item for when I am retired and also to see Dow Gardens and the butterfly exhibit where you walk into a big heated room and the butterflies are all flying around, landing on your hand or shoulder – I would like to see that someday too.

      • I have been in a butterfly house and it was amazing. The butterflies love certain colored shirts and would land on the people with those colors. I took my autistic client and luckily she didn’t wear a color they liked, she would have freaked out if they landed on her.

      • Wow – I didn’t know that … I wonder if they tell you in advance what color shirts they like. Yes, I can imagine your autistic client would have freaked out. I remember when you used to take her to Metropark excursions. I was walking at the Park one day when a butterfly landed on my shoulder – another walker said “I can take a photo of it for you” as I usually carry the camera with me, but I said “it’ll fly away by the time I get the camera out, but thanks” but it didn’t … it was on my shoulder almost an entire one-mile loop. I could have kicked myself for not getting the photo.

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