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What is your favorite stand-by real-food family dinner for busy nights? Need inspiration!

Looking for ideas for real food dinners - no processed food - homemade stuff?

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Asked by AngelleBatten at 4:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Spaghetti...30min meal...And the whole fam loves it :)

    Answer by TezMoM at 4:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Boil some penne, line the bottom of a casserole dish with it, pour any kind of pasta sauce over it, add uncooked chicken breasts cut into strips, more sauce, more pasta, more sauce, parmesan, bake @ 400 for about half an hour. It's delicious, always a hit with my family!!!

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 4:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I make a chicken cassoulet in the crockpot, I adapted it from Tosca Rena's Clean Eating Cookbook, and it's really yummy. I serve it with brown rice. I also love to make chicken fajita soft tacos with boneless chicken breasts for a quick meal. Minestrone soup with a fresh whole wheat bread is another favorite of mine, and I make chili with lean beef chunks, or with ground turkey. Actually, now I think I'll make some minestrone tonight!!

    Answer by ohwrite at 4:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Tacos! We usually use ground turkey... last night we had chicken tacos.

    Answer by brysonsmommie84 at 4:11 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Spaghetti or some deviation of it...pasta is always the quick easy go to dinner in our house.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 4:20 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I make large batches of meals & freeze leftovers. Tonight is homemade chicken vegetable soup straight from the freezer. I made up a couple dozen breakfast burittos, wrapped individually in parchment paper. Hubby just grabs, nukes & goes. I'll spend a day cooking squash & freezing it. Potatoes are sliced, parboiled & froze. I make up batches of chicken fingers. thaw just enough to slice & so breading(I use crushed corn flakes, garlic pwdr, onion, pwdr, salt, pepper, & dill) will stick, then bag & refreeze.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 5:16 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I like to cook up some chicken breasts and cut them up and thro on top of a tossed salad.
    I also like to make spaghetti pie , its a family fav
    I liek to make a bunch of homemade soups and keep them in the freezer for nights when we don't feel like cooking or are pressed for time

    Answer by justgrape723 at 8:57 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Thanks everyone for the ideas and inspiration - I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!

    Comment by AngelleBatten (original poster) at 10:07 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

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