Dinner Burned

Yesterday I explained how having a go-to list of dinners is part of my system for being able to easily make a home-cooked dinner every night. If you always have all the ingredients on hand, then you can just walk in the door after work and get one of the dinners on your list going. But what if you need help creating a list? Here are some ideas to get you started. Recipes for the not-so-obvious will be featured in subsequent posts.

  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Tacos/Fajitas
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Baked “Fried” Chicken
  • Maple Glazed Salmon (Don’t be intimidated. It’s crazy simple!)
  • Oven Roasted Whole Chicken
  • Hamburgers and Sweet Potato Oven Fries
  • Chili
  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Homemade Pizza (Seriously, you can make it faster than delivery can get to your house.)
  • Oven “Fried” Snapper
  • Simple Sauteed Pork Cutlets (Using the cheapest and least expensive cuts!)
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
  • Parmesan Chicken Cutlets (Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? BUT IT’S EASY!)
  • Italian Sausage with Penne (and lots of veggies!)
  • Shortcut Beef Burgundy
  • Crab Cakes (Can easily substitute less expensive canned salmon with good results.)
  • Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
  • Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes (by way of my grandmother!)
  • Slow Cooker Pot Roast
  • Dutch Baby with Sauteed Apples
  • And last, but not least, breakfast for dinner! Woot!

While this is not an exhaustive list, it ought to be enough to get you started on ideas for dinners at YOUR place.

Next up: My very sweet grandmother’s favorite, Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes. Hey, it may not be fancy, but it qualifies as comfort food that is pretty darn fast to make. Meanwhile, get your lists together, go through your pantry to see what’s missing to make these dinners happen, and PLEASE, consider posting your favorite dinners in the comments below. This should be fun! Peace and joy!