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Quick Dinner Ideas

Happy Monday! Here’s this week’s edition of “Quick Dinner Ideas.”

To me, “quick” dinner ideas doesn’t necessarily mean a meal you can throw together in five minutes. To me, the quick part comes before dinner time by:

  • having a plan for this week’s dinners
  • having the ingredients on hand–(a.k.a. a trip to the grocery)

That is the biggest hurdle to jump in having a quick dinner. Once you do that, for the most part you are set!

For those nights however, that you literally may have minutes to spare, plan a few super simple dinner ideas:

  • light all beef kosher hot dogs (nitrate free if you can find them)
  • pasta
  • scrambled eggs
  • frozen veggie burgers
  • burritos with whatever fillings I have on hand
  • frozen chicken, veggie and pasta “dinner in a bag” from the freezer section of the grocery
  • a crockpot meal that you started in the morning and is ready at dinner time
  • keep raw veggies and fruits on hand to add to a less than ideal dinner

Check out my post 10 Ways to Make “Making Dinner”Easier.

To help with menu planning and grocery shopping, be sure to check out my free printables:
Dinner Planner and Grocery List Printable
Weekly Meal Planner
Printable Grocery List

Okie doke, on to this week’s quick dinner ideas:

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Crockpot Bacon and Ranch Chicken & Pasta with a salad
Grocery list:  Chicken breasts, bacon, garlic, dry ranch salad dressing mix, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, pasta and salad ingredients

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Chicken Chili and Quick Blender Light Rolls
Grocery list:  Northern beans, chunky salsa, cooked chicken and roll ingredients

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Bacon and egg crescent squares and fruit salad
Grocery list: Eggs, crescent rolls, bacon, Parmesan cheese, parsley and assorted fruits

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Crock pot baked potato bar
Grocery list: Baking potatoes, shredded cheese, broccoli, bacon and sour cream

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Steak fajitas
Grocery list: Steak, tortillas, onions, peppers, salsa, cheese and sour cream

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Baked caramel french toast, ham and fruit
Grocery list: French bread, eggs, pecans, milk, ham and fruit

Have a great week!