Last month our family life changed when my husband started law school. It’s been a goal of his since before we met but it never felt like the right time. Pretty much…there is no right time and we decided it was now or never. So for the next four years he’ll be working hard full time and doing school mainly at night. I’ll be juggling the rest. It’s a little overwhelming for all of us. I reached out on Facebook to ask for help with easy dinner recipes to have one less thing to worry about at night. I was thrilled with the response I got- thank you! People asked me to share those recipes and I finally got around to gathering them all together. There were several on that thread with actual recipes that I plan on making and will share here too.
Easy Cream Based Pasta from the V spot
Chicken Apple Sausage Skillet Meal from Mom Endeavors
Rosemary Chicken Pasta
One Pot Sloppy Joes from Foodie Crush
Quick & Easy Beef Burrito Skillet from Baby Loving Mama
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Protein Packed Macaroni Casserole from Slap Dash Mom
Beef Taco Bake
Baked Ziti from Spoon Fork Bacon
Mozzarella, Chicken & Asparagus Pasta from Mom’s Best
Cheeseburger Casserole from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Mexican Lasagna from Lil Luna
Thanksgiving Casserole from Homemadeville
Easiest Crockpot Salsa Verde from Skinny Taste
Easy Slow Cooker Pork Tacos from Real Mom Kitchen
Slow Cooker 8 Can Taco Soup from Six Sisters Stuff
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken from A Year of Slow Cooking
Slow Cooker Beef Stew from All Recipes
Mandy’s Big Mess from the Crockin’ Girls
Crockpot BBQ Beef from Your Homebased Mom
The Best Whole Chicken in a Crockpot from 100 Days of Real Food
Crockpot Ranch Porkchops from Stockpiling Moms
Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken from Lil Luna
Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam
CHILI , STEWS & SOUPS
Chicken Chili from the V Spot
Italian Sausage Soup from love this crazy life
Dump & Run Taco Soup from 10 Minute Dinners
Venison Chili from the V Spot
Wine Marinated Beef Stew from the V Spot
6 Can Taco Soup from Lolly Jane
Pork Carnitas Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa from 100 Days of Real Food
Korean Beef Bowl from Damn Delicious
Simple Sesame Chicken from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam
Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches from Homecooking Memories
Seared Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce from An Edible Mosaic
Mississippi Pork Roast
Dr. Pepper Chicken
Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken from An Edible Mosaic
Grown Up Tuna Melts from Homecooking Memories
Do you have an easy dinner recipe that’s a family favorite? Please share!
Thank you for this post! I love your blog! Good Luck with the law school thing, I have been there! My husband also worked full time and went to law school in the evenings. It was a long four years, but definitely worth it! :)
You should do this again only have a combined list of salads and desserts :)
What a list! Sounds great. I might even have one or two to add.
Thanks. I like your blog.
Tammy W. says
Super fast, easy recipe for crockpot chicken fajitas. :)
Here is a link to a recipe I shared on my site for over made ribs. Just stick them in and forget about them for a few hours. http://krystellemt.blogspot.com/2013/06/mage-food-slow-cooked-oven-made-ribs.html Also, I love this recipe for crock pot lasagna http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/easy-crockpot-lasagna-recipe/2/. It leaves room to change ingredients for low calorie options or to omit ones you don’t like (I don’t use onions, my kids and I don’t like them).
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
Thank you for this list! Things have been so crazy busy at our house lately that I’ve been relying on lots of easy dinners and can use some new ones. Thank you so much for including my oven baked meatball sandwiches!
I can’t wait to look through all of these recipes. I SO needed this!!! Thanks for including mine. I am pinning it so I can come back soon and make a plan. :)
I hate that the “easy” meals are always so unhealthy. I see recipes going around Pinterest all the time and I am appalled at how much cream, cheese, butter, and processed ingredients are in them. Don’t get me wrong- I love cheese, butter and cream as much as the next gal. But I don’t want it in every meal and in abundance….okay, well I DO WANT it but I won’t let myself eat it all the time. We only get only body- we need to take care of it.
I love that you have compiled this list and I am curious to read about your families experience with these meals as I too need to come up with some good, easy, fun meals for my family now that school is back in session. I have been a bad cook lately- or lazy cook I should say.
Janet Bennell says
One way to make these recipes healthier is to reduce the portion to each person and add a green salad to the meal. Done!
This is true but much better than the take out and fast food many busy people pick up. This is much better than whatever they’d pick up at McDonald’s. Stick to one portion and add a veggie on the side- ouila!
YUM! Thanks for putting this list together!! I have a few to add :)
Lazy Taco Casserole: http://bebealamodedesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/lazy-taco-tuesday.html
One Skillet Tater Tot Casserole: http://bebealamodedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/one-skillet-tater-tot-casserole.html
Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken: http://bebealamodedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/06/easy-sweet-sour-chicken.html