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looking for quick cheap dinner ideas I get so burned out on the same old same old any suggestions?

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dillah5

Asked by dillah5 at 10:35 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Well first make a list of meats for two weeks so you dont get chicken and chicken day after another. From there work on your meal based on the meat. I did this when my children were in scouts. So your busy nights you have something quick and easy. Hope this helps.
    CloudWeaver

    Answer by CloudWeaver at 10:46 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I do make a 2 week meal plan as I go to the grocery store every 2 weeks. I just get tired of rotating the same meals.
    dillah5

    Comment by dillah5 (original poster) at 11:02 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Quesadillas
    Fajitas
    Tacos/Burritos
    Taco Salad
    Cold Pasta Salad (I have a great recipe)
    Breaded Chicken, Steamed Veggies, and Mashed Potatoes
    Stuffed Mac and Cheese -- Cubed Chicken (Hamburger, beef tips, or Kilbasa would work too), Red and Green Peppers, and diced onions.
    Stir Fry - Rice, Veggies, Chicken (Hamburger, Beef Tips, and/Or) and any seasoning you like.
    Grilled Ham and Cheese and Soup
    Grill Cheese and Soup
    Homemade Pizza
    Homemade Calzone
    Tuna Casarole (I add canned Chicken and sometimes canned potatoes to make it a hardy dish)
    Cowboy Casarole - Leftover meat, potatoes, veggies, and Cream of Mushroom soup. 350 for 30 minutes.
    Homemade Pot Pie
    Birds nest - Hamburger (or chicken), Veggies, and Gravy (Your choice) over mashed potatoes.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:26 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • LOl just to name a few!!! thanks jazz........I love new ideas and reminders
    dillah5

    Comment by dillah5 (original poster) at 11:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I had a really good chicken casserole recently. You just mix cream of chicken soup, sour cream, seasonings (I did onion powder, garlic powder and pepper), veggies (I used broccoli), and cooked egg noodles. Top with crushed ritz crackers and butter and bake for about 25 minutes at 350. It was super yummy.

    Other meals I do regularly are:
    Roast
    Beef stew
    Beef tips
    Roast chicken
    Chicken Parm
    Chicken Alfredo
    Chicken noodle soup
    Pork tenderloin
    Homemade chicken nuggets
    Chicken roll-ups
    Pizza pockets (crescent rolls filled with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese)
    Lasagna
    Pizza casserole (spaghetti sauce, parm, mozzarella, diced up pepperoni, rotini pasta and any other pizza toppings you like, mixed together and baked)

    That's all I can think of that Jazz didn't say. = )
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 2:24 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Thanks Toriandgrace my grochery list is finally coming to life
    dillah5

    Comment by dillah5 (original poster) at 3:13 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • You gave me an idea for tonight. We have spaghetti with sauce and cheese. It is a jar sauce in the microwave and boiled noodles. FAST and cheap.
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 3:58 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Chicken ~ you can make so many things!!
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 10:53 AM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • yes I use to make a list of meals. that way
    you dont have the same thing over.
    Let everyone help with the list...
    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 6:32 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • good answers
    meandmyboys2000

    Answer by meandmyboys2000 at 6:15 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

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