Easy Dinner Ideas
Easy dinner ideas
Do you feel like you are running out of ideas for cooking at home these days and don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking? These easy dinner ideas will inspire you with new ideas that your family will love.
When I make dinner, I want to make it fast, with little mess, and easy. But I also want to feed my family something healthy and not just junk food. Can you relate? There are so many easy dinner ideas that are healthy too, like these.
In times like these, we don’t always have a bunch of choices of ingredients, so knowing how to make something with pantry staples is a real plus. How about some of these quick easy pantry meals for dinner tonight?
I know pasta is one of my daycare kid’s favorite meals, but my husband and daughter LOVE pasta too. I make my own hamburger helper with pasta here at home and it’s always a big hit. I love how quickly pasta cooks, it makes the whole meal seem like it comes together faster. Try these quick easy dinner ideas with pasta with your family tonight.
Using up leftovers for dinner
I love being able to take something I have already made and recreate it for my kids or my family. Easy dinner ideas with leftovers is one of my favorite cooking techniques. See what you can make with what’s already handing out in the fridge waiting for a new taste.
Soup is one of my favorite meals and some of my very favorite soups are in this quick easy dinners (soup) post, check it out for some inspiration for tonight. There are plenty of soups in there that my daycare kids love as well.
Easy dinner ideas with one pot wonders
I love cutting down on clean up and that’s why one pot wonders are some of my favorites. You can make everything in one vessel and not have a sink full of dishes just for the cooking part of the meal. Check out these quick and easy one pot wonders.
I don’t know about you, but pork is my favorite meat. I mean, bacon…right? I love pork roast, pork chops, pork ribs, all of it. These easy dinner ideas made with pork are sure to give you some serious inspiration, and make your mouth water. Especially this pork Verde idea that can make your family a ton of meals!
Being prepared ahead of time with freezer meals really helps on those nights when the kids have worn you out (or another job) and you don’t feel inspired to make anything at all. Freezer meals have saved my bacon more times than I can count.
I love to have something in there I can pull out and be all magical with. Check out these quick and easy freezer meals and spend some time this weekend making some stuff to get ahead. It just takes a little work ahead to save you tons of time all week.
Do you ever try to do meatless Monday? Or are you giving up meat for lent? There is tons of great inspiration in this quick and easy dinner ideas full of meatless meals.
Sometimes I don’t want to do any kind of cooking at all. You might think you have to cook, but when it’s hot, who even wants to heat up the kitchen? I love no cook meals when I’m extra tired, or way too hot. Check out these really easy dinners that don’t require any cooking at all. I think you’re going to find something your family or daycare kids will love!
We all gotta stick together and after a full day of working with other people’s kids, I never feel like making dinner. But if we eat out all the time it wastes money and it’s not good for our health, so I try to cook most days. I hope some of these easy dinner ideas will change your overwhelm into a feeling of accomplishment when you are inspired to knock dinner out of the park (without knocking yourself out in the process)
What are your favorite easy dinner ideas? I’d love for you to share recipes with me as well.
Enjoy dinner with your family tonight!
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