Helpful Dinner Ideas

Happy new week!  Are you feeling the effects of the time change?  It always takes me about a week until I feel like the time on the clock matches up with my internal clock.  Today may be the day for an extra cup of coffee!  🙂
My daughter turned 13 last week, and with my oldest son getting married this summer, each birthday of my children seems to be a bit more emotional than usual, as I can see clearer that all my children’s time at home is limited.  I know they are supposed to grow up, and move on, but it makes me wonder if I enjoyed them enough, taught them enough, and was just enough as a mother…   We did have a good time for her birthday, though.  We did something a little outside of our comfort zone, and took the kids to one of those trampoline, zip-lining and rock wall climbing centers.  I even tried everything, except the rock wall.  My hubby however aced the rock wall, and left us all a bit envious as to how easy he made it look.  It was a fun time, and was nice to get out and do something active, and then we came home and ate way too much ice-cream cake.  Since we’ve gotten a few ice-cream cakes from Dairy Queen under our belts, I can’t convince the kids to let me bake them their birthday cakes any more.  😛
They still want me to make dinner for them though!

On to some delicious dinner ideas for this week:

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Beef and Spinach Pasta
Grocery list: Ground beef, spinach, pasta, garlic, tomato puree, beef broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and Mozzarella cheese

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Wendy’s Copycat Berry, Almond & Chicken Salad
Grocery list:  Mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, Asiago cheese, almonds, grilled chicken breast and raspberry vinaigrette

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Meatball Stuffed Biscuits
Grocery list: Quality meatballs, canned biscuits, Mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Taco Spaghetti
Grocery list:  Spaghetti, ground beef or turkey, onion, taco seasoning, corn, Cheddar cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomato and Doritos

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Quick Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Grocery list:  Navy beans, ham, onion and garlic powder

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Rotisserie Chicken Nachos
Grocery list:  Rotisserie chicken, tortilla chips, black beans, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions, taco seasoning, salsa, sour cream and lettuce

For the dessert choice of the week:

menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas, Scrumptious Doctored Up Devil’s Food Cake Mix

If you’d like some further meal ideas, click on the links below for breakfast and lunch inspiration: menu plan, Helpful Dinner Ideas,

Breakfast ideas

Lunch ideas

If you need any printables to help you in your meal planning and grocery shopping, go here!

Have a great week!

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