(Closed) Weeknight Dinners :)

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 32
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Taste of Home has a crockpot cookbook that is the BEST. I have made probably 20 recipes from it and they have all been ones that I put on my “so good, make again” list. I went through and marked the pages of recipes I wanted to try, and almost every page ended up marked… And they’re easy normal things to make. And broken down into chapters of poultry, beef, vegetarian, lightened up (healthy/low cal), soups and stews, sides, etc. Highly highly recommend 🙂

Post # 33
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I made this Caprese Quinoa Bake last night and it was SOOO delicious! Really, really easy, too.

This Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake is also one of my favorites (apparently I’m obsessed with quinoa?), but it requires a little more prep (still very easy).

Other easy favorites are chili (I make both a tomato-based one and a white bean one quite often) and homemade pizza (you can buy the dough in any grocery store and add whatever toppings you have on hand).

Post # 34
6117 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@DaneLady:  I am a big fan of one pot dinners – opposed to a meat, side + side or salad.


Here are a list of my favorite dinners that are super easy, yeild leftovers.  I have them on Pinterest, but I’ll just put the real links here for you:




Split Pea Soup
(good in slow cooker)


Creamy Thai Sweet Potatoes and Lentils
(vegan and filling, makes a lot)


White Beans with Spinach & Sausage
(don’t do on crockpot unless you add the sauteed sausage last)


Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts
(add bread or a starch as side)


Tacos de Barbacoa
(soooooooo good, go easy on the spice)


Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
(go easy on the lemon, too lemony for most)


Spicy Vegan Potato Curry
(we make this often.  All pantry items. I use frozen onion and peas (sometimes spinach instead of peas))


crisp black bean tacos with feta and slaw
(easy, use prepakaged slaw)


(super easy, buy precut frozen mirepoix mix – a carrot, onion, celery mix – then a rotisserie chicken)




Also a basic quiche goes well with soup or sweet potatoe fries.




Saute veggies and or meat.  Add some feta and four eggs.  Bake in crust.




Khoresh-e Loobia Sabz – Persian Green Bean Stew with Chicken
(i don’t do the green beans separately, I do them in a big electric skillet with the chicken.  frozen green beans.)

Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili
(hearty, crockpot doable, won’t miss the meat!)

Scallops and Pasta with Pistachio-Parsley Pesto
(easy, I use when scallops are on sale)


Post # 35
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@bowsergirl:  this sounds delicious! 

Post # 36
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I really hate cooking.  I am a terrible cook on top of it (despite taking a few classes) so luckily I’ve been able to find several quick and easy recipies that are my “go to” on weeknights.

I will have to post the actual recipies later, but I do use the crock pot a lot.  Red beans and rice is a very popular dish at my house.  I usually will make a ham on the side with it and we can eat it over a couple of days.

I am a huge fan of the Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces.  Our favorites are the Mexican Red Chilli Taco and the Apple Bourbon BBQ.

I have several chilli recipies I use too.  Our favorite is a white chicken chilli recipe and I usually serve it with rice, which I make when I get home.

Once in a while we’ll have breakfast for dinner.  Usually Darling Husband is the chef on that.

I’m noting all the above recipies too!

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