Here you can find several tried and true easy dinner ideas for your family can eat in a week. Join me for an episode of “what we eat in a week.”
It is autumn, which means everything is about comfort and warmth. Whether we are curling up on the couch or gathering around our table, we want to feel the coziness of the season.
What makes for an easy dinner
What makes a meal qualify as easy? It doesn’t require numerous ingredients and it turns out delicious every time. These meals might be unfussy, but they are packed full of flavor!
What makes a meal good for a family
This is a question all mothers answer with when they are picking meals to make. We always judge a meal based on whether our kids will enjoy the meal, or put up a fight. These meals are tried and true in our home, which means when everyone bellies up to the table everyone leaves the table satisfied.
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Links to a few Easy Dinner Idea recipes:
Here are some links to a few of the easy dinner ideas I shared in my video. Not listed is hamburgers, because that’s pretty self explanatory.
Chicken Noodle Soup– recipe from this cookbook which I HIGHLY recommend. It is full of seasonal inspiration and it’s a book I flip through every few months. This chicken noodle soup is the quintessential comfort food. It’s actually more of a chicken stew that you can have with dumplings or even served over mashed potatoes. My family always moans with delight as they eat this… even the kiddo who claims to “not like soup.”
Goulash Recipe– this was my first time making goulash and the entire family loved it. It was an easy dinner to make, used simple ingredients, and stretched a long way. This could, easily, feed us for two meals.
Chicken Pot Pie– I used leftover chicken noodle soup/stew for this recipe. Any time I can repurpose a previous meal and make it into something else, I like to do that. It ensures that nothing goes to waste and my family doesn’t get tired of eating the same thing.
Street Tacos– We have tacos every week. It’s an opportunity to lay out tons of veggies on the table for toppings and to mix things up. We have a variation of beef, chicken, or pork tacos each week. Sometimes, we do street tacos for an easy dinner and have these add ins to go on top: red cabbage slaw, refried beans, corn, shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and cheese.
Other Easy Dinner Ideas:
Homemade Pizza on Homemade Crust- this crust is our tried and true crust. It is amazing and, if you follow the directions, it’ll turn out every time.
Homemade Taquitos– These are so delicious and can freeze easily for later meals when you need something quick. I usually double the recipe.
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Thank you for joining me. I hope you and your family enjoy these easy dinner ideas.