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Quick Dinner Ideas

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

Since many will be having ham and turkey this week, I’ve included some yummy ideas for using up those leftovers!

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:

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Ham and Cheese Sliders and raw veggies
Grocery list:  Dinner rolls, ham, swiss cheese, mustard, poppy seeds, worcestershire sauce and veggies

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingChristmas dinner: Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, vegetable casserole, hashbrown casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potato fluff, pumpkin pie and mixed berry pie

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingMacaroni and Cheese, broccoli and grapes

Grocery list: Macaroni noodles, Swiss and cheddar cheese (I don’t use the Gruyere listed in the recipe), breadcrumbs, milk, flour, broccoli and grapes

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Cheesy Chicken & Stuffing Bake

Grocery list: Chicken, stuffing, peas, cream of chicken soup, cheese of your choice

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Turkey and provolone cheese sandwiches, strawberries, carrot sticks and baked fries

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingPancakes with sprinkles, vegetarian sausages, hard-boiled eggs and orange juice

Hope you have a great week, and a Merry Christmas!


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