I have been making an effort to prepare delicious meals for my busy family. We have been having the kids help make dinner for the past several months. They each have a certain night of the week that they are responsible for. They help decide what we are making and then are responsible for doing most of the dinner preparation.
I am always right there with them to help and guide them and make sure they are safe and use prepare the food cleanly. It has been a great experience most of the time. There has been a LOT less complaining about meals and a LOT more helping going on. I hope they are learning how to be able to care for themselves and their own families when they are ready.
So…I have spent some time looking for great, easy recipes that they can choose from to help us find some Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes that we love.
I have gathered several of them here for you and for our own reference. As always, be sure to click on the orange links to be taken to the full recipes at their original source.
Spaghetit Carbonara Recipe from The Idea Room
Baked Ranch Chicken Recipe from The Idea Room
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini
Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice
Avocado Chicken Salad from Hip 2 Save
BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken and Veggie Bowls
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Sun Dried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta in a Garlic and Basil Sauce
Creamy Spinach and Cheesy Green Chili Enchiladas
Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas
Artichoke Spinach Baked Ravioli from The Idea Room
Creamy One Pot Tortellini and Sausage
One Pot Zucchini & Mushroom Pasta
Broccoli, Rice & Chicken Casserole
Chicken, Broccoli & Pasta Skillet Casserole
Garlic and Cheddar Chicken Strips
Sweet Potato Kale and Shrimp Skillet
30 Minute Chicken Pot Pie in a Skillet
One Pot Bacon and Chive Macaroni and Cheese
Easy Lasagna Bake with Penne Pasta
Foil Baked Salmon with Asparagus
Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets
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Great dinner ideas! Thanks for including our enchiladas!
Kaitlin @ TheGardenGrazer says
Hi Amy! Thanks so much for sharing my black bean tacos :) Wishing you a very happy holiday!
These are great! Can’t wait to try them in my new home.
Thanks for the delicious ideas! Several of these recipes are perfect for me!
Cindy Moon says
Thanks for the recipes. All my kids are out of the house, but I work full time, and don’t like to spend a lot of time on dinner during the week! Thanks again.
You are welcome! I totally get that!!
I love the Idea room so much, thanks so much there’s always something new and interesting on here
Thanks so much Kim! I am happy you are enjoying it! xo
Super stuff, Reminds me of the Mongolia Kushuur, only the ingredients go on the inside, it is rolled and fried, the Native Americans are the original Mongolia n’s who crossed the Beijing straits to get to North America, very interesting.
Karen Wright says
Where is the recipe for the Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken? Upon clicking I get only the picture. I would love to make that dish so please send me the recipe
Karen Wright says
Nevermind. I have found it. Thanks! Can’t wait to try it.
The Idea Room Assistant says
Is this the one? http://therecipecritic.com/2016/07/crispy-parmesan-garlic-chicken-zucchini/