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, Joyful HomemakingTaco pie and salad
Grocery list: Pie crust, ground beef, taco seasoning, olives, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, corn chips and salad ingredients

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Turkey, peas and roasted white and sweet potatoes
Grocery list: Turkey breast, frozen peas, 2 white potatoes, 2 sweet potatoes, olive oil, onion soup mix

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingHam and Cheese Sliders and raw veggies
Grocery list:  Dinner rolls, ham, swiss cheese, mustard, poppy seeds, worcestershire sauce and veggies
, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking
Adobe chicken casserole
Grocery list: Chicken, tomatoes and green chiles, rice, Monterey jack cheese, lettuce and sour cream optional
, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful HomemakingTaco salad in tortilla bowls
Grocery list: Ground beef or turkey, taco seasoning, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and Italian dressing

, Quick Dinner Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Biscuit and Egg Puffs and fruit salad
Grocery list: Biscuits, egg, Cheddar cheese, bacon or ham and fruit

Hope you have a great week!

Blessings, Margo

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