Post # 1
I don’t know about you guys but I’m constantly in a “dinner rut”. I feel like I constantly make the same few dishes over and over again for dinner. It’s hard for me to purposfully try something new. I’m all about simple, quick, and easy. For example tonight I’m whipping up some baked chicken tenders…chicken breasts that i’ve cut into strips, dipped in ranch, and rolled in italian bread crumbs then baked. It’s SUPER easy, but not the heathiest. FI favorite is italian sauasage with jared vodka sauce and pasta.
What are some of your go-to dinners? I’m hoping I can get some inspiration for future dinner ideas!
Post # 3
@hayleyelizabeth: If you’re looking for healthier recipes, give skinnytaste.com a try! These are my husband’s favorite, hands down:
Post # 4
@hayleyelizabeth: I love making gumbo and dirty rice (although you can’t find any okra now), stuffed chickens, stir fry, tikka masala with roti bread, mushroom risotto, pretzel dogs, stuffed pork tenderloin (apple bacon stuffing), enchiladas, pot pie, pot roast and my all time fave is burgers on fresh baked pretzel rolls.
Post # 5
We discovered this recipe recently and it’s super yummy. Best to make on the weekend (it’s a slow cooker recipe and requires a bit more prep than most people would want to do early in the morning).
Post # 6
I sort of made this up one night because I wanted to fix something different. It ended up being DH’s favorite, and we even had our caterer include it in our buffet menu at the wedding! I’ve had SO many of our guests asking me for the recipe…but it’s not really a recipe to it. LOL
Cook bow-tie pasta al dente, I usually add frozen broccoli, but I’ve made it before with kale, carrots…any veggie really will do!
Slice up some Polska Kielbasa and fry in olive oil.
Combine drained pasta/veggies with kielbasa and Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesean Sauce.
Takes about 10-15 minutes to cook!
Another quick & easy dinner I make is Chicken and stuffing with gravy.
Prepare Stove Top Stuffing by putting it in a 9×13 casserole dish. I usually line it with nonstick foil to keep it from sticking. Add the amount of water and butter indicated on the box and mix so that all the stuffing is wet and covers the bottom of the dish. Place thawed boneless chicken on top and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Check the chicken, and when it’s almost done, pour a jar of chicken gravy over it and put back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Post # 7
@MissCountryGirl727: YUMM that sounds awesome!!
Post # 8
Tonight I made penne with vodka sauce, the sauce is easy to make , instead of buying a jar.
Do you have a crock pot? Throw in a pork tenderloin and lots of bbq sauce, let it cook for several hours….. pulled pork!!
Mozzarella chicken- mix a can of tomato soup with some italian seasoning, little garlic powder and onion powder, pour it on top of chicken breast, cook until chicken is done, then sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top, bake until the cheese is melted.
Buy the pre packaged individual ham steaks (Hatfield is the brand I buy), they are quick to cook and you can eat vegetables or anything else as a side with them.
Post # 9
-Stir fries are great: you can customize them according to whatever veggies, meats, etc. you have around, and they are healthy because they are loaded with vegetables. Serve them with brown rice or quinoa and you have a healthy meal. I make my own sauce: just mix together soy sauce, minced ginger, garlic, and scallions, honey or brown sugar, a dash of sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Heat it up with a couple teaspoons of cornstarch to thicken it up if you’d like.
-My husband and I made polenta the other day and it turned out great. Here is the recipe:
-I love this pork chop recipe. It has a lemon couscous that is amazing: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/13746_Grilled_Pork_Chops_with_Fresh_Berry_Compote/index.html
We also love making salads at home. I just started making my own salad dressings and they are so much better than the ones at the store. My current favorite salad (and perfect for the season) is roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash on top of baby spinach, with some blue cheese and dried cranberries. You can add chicken if you want to make it a full meal. I made a dressing with olive oil, white balsamic vinagrette, dijon mustard, and a bit of maple syrup (the real stuff). It was excellent!
I have tons and tons of recipes if you’re interested.
Post # 10
I have several
Chicken and Dumplins
Cream cheese chicken thing.
Post # 11
We looove slow cooker beef stroganoff. It’s super easy to do in the morning before work and dinner is done (minus noodles) when you get home. It’s perfect. http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-stroganoff/1b3f2c90-0924-4744-a7c2-1b82a4d4e133
We also do a pretty popular chicken stir fry that’s super simple and flavorful and totally customizable and easy on the wallet.
Post # 12
Oven Tacos and Creamy Avocado Pasta are both super quick and easy!