Easy dinner ideas: meatloaf, Parmesan cheese mashed potatoes, lemon garlic broccoli. Is your mouth watering?
During this busy end-of-school season (who am I kidding? EVERY season is busy season at my house!), I am ever-so-grateful for easy meal ideas. I mean, three boys. They’re always on the go. They are always hungry—and not because I don’t feed them. I need easy meal ideas if I’m going to get anything done besides stand in the kitchen. Thanks, Stouffer’s, for sponsoring this post and making my life easier!
You know you’ve entered a new era when fresh ideas from the freezer excite you. I mean, did you ever think going to the grocery store could be a highlight of the day? @Krogerco makes my day!
Especially nowadays, I’m all for whatever simplifies, enriches, and helps us get on with the rest of life. My boys only care if their food tastes good but this mama says taste, convenience, and ease can’t be at the expense of healthy. I find it all in the frozen food aisle.
And if I serve comfort food like meatloaf and potatoes, I know I’ll have some happy campers around my table. Using something like Stouffer’s delicious frozen meatloaf as the backbone of a meal is a great time saver.
Stouffer’s has lots of meal ideas. Options like baked chicken breast, lasagna, Salisbury steak, French bread pizza, mac and cheese make life easier so that’s a great way to start some menu planning.
My boys love mashed potatoes but peeling, boiling, and mashing them takes a chunk of time—unless you buy frozen mashed potatoes like I do. Steam and mash them, add ¼ – ½ cup of grated Parmesan, a little butter, milk, salt, and pepper.
Lemon garlic broccoli is just as simple when you add lemon, garlic, and butter to a bag of frozen broccoli.
Include a package of frozen dinner rolls and you’ve got a delicious meal in minutes that would’ve taken Grandma hours. You’ve also got a happy family and time left over for fun together.
If your life is as crazy busy as mine, you’ll want to check out Freezer Fresh Ideas for more easy meal ideas and head to the frozen food aisle next time you’re at the store.
- 1 12-16 ounce bag of frozen broccoli in the steam bag
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Steam broccoli according to package directions.
- While broccoli is resting after it’s cooked, melt butter; stir in lemon juice and garlic powder.
- Pour broccoli into a bowl and drizzle with lemon garlic butter.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.