22 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas
Meal planning can be tricky, especially when your schedule gets busy. Between school, homework, after-school activities, school events–and everything else going on–it gets hard to put a healthy meal on the table the boys actually want to eat. I’ve found 22 delicious, quick and easy meals that help make meal planning a breeze. There are meals with beef (skillet lasagna, spicy steak, southwest kebabs, kale pesto), pork (BLT pasta salad), seafood (shrimp tacos), chicken (cordon bleu roll-ups, caruso, enchiladas), and pasta (pizza spaghetti bake, one pot pasta, peanut butter lo mein)…and that’s only a portion of the delicious ideas you’ll find here to satisfy the whole family!
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1. Skillet Lasagna Italian Dumplings :: Penney Lane Kitchen, adapted from Best of the Best One Dish Cookbook
2. BLT Pasta Salad :: Hi! Its Jilly
3. Grilled Southwest Kebabs :: Hi! Its Jilly
4. Chicken Caruso :: One Creative Mommy
5. Kale Pesto :: Eclectic Momsense
6. Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas :: Eclectic Momsense
7. Chicken Penne Alfredo :: The Kitchen is my Playground, adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Eat Well Lose Weight magazine, Summer 2014
8. Pizza Spaghetti Bake :: The Kitchen is my Playground, from Plain Chicken
9. PizzaDillas :: Baking Beauty
10. Spicy Shrimp Tacos :: Just 2 Sisters
11. Arkansas Po-Boy :: Grace and Gravy
12. Homemade Spaghetti Sauce :: Jade Louise Designs
13. Perfect Spicy Steak :: Jade Louise Designs
15. One Pot Summer Pasta :: The Pinning Mama
16. Peanut Butter Lo Mein :: Mom Foodie at Blommi
17. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tacos :: The Pinning Mama
18. Weeknight Pasta Salad :: A Day in Our Shoes
19. Crockpot Chicken Chili :: The Pinning Mama
20. Broccoli Cobbler :: A Virtuous Woman adapted from Half-Baked Harvest
21. Baked Chicken Thighs :: Loris Culinary Creations
22. Crispy Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups :: Mom Foodie at Blommi
Spruce up your dinner time routine with these great resources gathered by the Spaceships and Laser Beams Crew!
- Crock Pot SCR450-PT 4-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker, Black Demask Pattern
- Hamilton Beach 33969A Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart
- WMF Manaos / Bistro Serving Spoon
- Complete Elegant Regency Line 5-Piece Flatware Serving Set, Utensil Serving Set, Buffet Banquet Serving Spoons, Serving Forks, 18/8 Gauge Stainless Steel
- Old Dutch Red Oblong Trivet, 9-3/4 by 6-Inch
- Old Dutch Jet Black Fleur De Lis Trivet, 9-Inch
- COLORcode Serving Bowl, Rhubarb, Set of 3
- Elegance Hammered 10-Inch Stainless Steel Wave Serving Bowl
- Sur La Table Blanc Rectangular Platters 59909-SET , Set of 3 , White
- BIA Cordon Bleu Octagonal Serving Platter, White
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