This week marks one month of easy dinner menu ideas. I hope you have found them not only useful in your weekly meal planning but also delicious.
On the menu is a delicious beef and winter vegetable lasagna that is perfect for a chilly night.
Then there are the unexpected entrees. Pancakes as breakfast for dinner. Do you do breakfast for dinner?
I don’t do it often but when I do, my kids love it. When I tell my friends they usually say, I love that idea!
I serve pancakes, bacon, eggs, and toast, usually. Sometimes I switch it up and serve sausage patties and hash browns. Either way, it’s a really nice change and a fairly easy meal.
The second surprise is hot dogs. Not everyone’s favorite but most likely a kid favorite. Plus there are nights you just need something super easy. Serve with the fried onion straws, some tater tots, or french fries. Even potato chips work in a pinch.
Don’t forget to mix and match these easy dinner menu ideas with the previous week’s ideas. Find past posts here:
Things to keep in mind when menu planning:
- Shop your grocery store’s ad. That and these dinner plans will help you stay on track.
- Always make a list! Don’t shop even for just a few things, without a list. You’ll overspend and might not get everything you need.
- Think about what you can make in a larger batch and repurpose for another meal later in the week.
- Maintain variety. My husband once said to me that he could eat chicken every night. I thought to myself, good because you do I just make it in different ways.