favorite family dinners

Sheryl - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 73 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for your most often prepared family dinners. the usuals. Here are some of ours. post yours too. Sometimes it helps to get some new ideas for dinner!



spaghetti and meatballs

soft tacos

enchiladas

chicken and pastry (dumplings)

grilled pork chops

mini meatloaves

pork or beef roast

stir fry-beef or pork

tuna casserole

fried cube steak

barbequed chicken

pizza casserole

linguine with clam sauce

swiss steak

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Missy - posted on 02/07/2009

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Sloppy joes are one of the easiest meals to make. Brown a pound of hamburger and drain the grease. Then I use a can of Manwich sloppy joe mix which you add to the hamburger and heat until warm. Then serve on hamburger buns. The sloppy joe mix is found near the beans in the grocery store. If you can not find the mix there in Australia then you can check out allrecipes.com and search sloppy joes and be able to find some that you would not need a mix to make.

Jamie - posted on 02/07/2009

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taco soup!  You top it with Frito's, Black Olives, sour cream, cheese, or parm cheese.  Your choice buta fav. here at our house!

Karina - posted on 02/07/2009

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hi, my name is karina and i live in australia.

i have never made sloppy joes or chili. could somebody please give me the recipes???

a recipe we love in our house is 'paddy's' chicken......

fry some diced bacon until crisp and place in a bowl, add grated parmesan cheese,fresh parsley and some fresh breadcrumbs (i wizz some slices of white bread in my blender/food procesor).

meanwhile get some chicken breast fillets (usually 1 per person).

melt some butter and oil in a frypan add minced garlic, small amount dried mustard powder and a good splash of worcestershire sauce.

dip your chicken breasts in the butter/mustard sauce and place in a baking dish.

press the bacon mixture firmly ontop of chicken and bake in moderate oven for 35 mins.

very yummy and easy....it's even impressive enough to serve if you have friends over. please try it....sounds more complicated than it is......it's worth a try.



happy cooking,

karina (australia)

Heather - posted on 02/07/2009

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In my house we like to have

chicken penne alfredo

slow cooker pork chops with mushroom gravy over rice or egg noodles

enchiladas and spanish rice

shrimp scampi on angel hair pasta

barbeque pulled pork sandwiches (made in the crockpot)

lemon pepper oven fried pork chops

chicken and dumplings

bbq chicken pizza, or chicken pesto pizza (i do mine homemade)

crawfish or shrimp etoufee

spaghetti with italian sausage

baked spaghetti

chicken and mole (with rice)

Jessica - posted on 02/07/2009

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I just made a new family favorite. It is so easy and even my picky eater ate 2 sandwhiches. You take a pork tenderloin place it in a slow cooker, pour in a can of root beer, seanson the pork with season salt, garlic salt and honey. Then after 6 hours it just falls apart. Shred it and heat it in a pan for 10 minutes with honey barbeque sauce. Serve on rolls. Watch out Lloyd's this has taken your place!!

Veronica - posted on 02/06/2009

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I just wanted to say that I tried the recipe that  Christa Clark posted..the mini meatloaves,



and it was the absolute BEST meatloaf I have ever had!!! Thank you so much it's my new fave recipe!!

Bonnie - posted on 02/04/2009

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dijon porchop(or chicken) and rice bake
chili
mac'n'meatsauce(i almost always have "1 night portions" of meatsuace in the freezer)
chicken noodle salad
taco lasagna
greek salad
i like to also make a roast at least once a week..so then we can have leftovers for soups or sammies

Sheryl - posted on 02/04/2009

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I do love that Campbells chicken-rice casserole. I like to add a can of Veg-all to make it more of a complete meal.

Christa - posted on 02/04/2009

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Re: Mini meatloaves....I use muffin tins.  Mix 1lb ground beef with stuffing mix (Stove Top) and 1 cup water, 1 tsp oregano.  Top with salsa.  Bake at 375 for 30mins.  Top with shredded cheese and pop in oven for 5 more minutes.  Easy and yummy!  Makes about 8 "muffins", which can be frozen and reheated in the microwave.

Victoria - posted on 02/04/2009

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I make a lot of pasta dishes, because they are so simple and reheat for lunches fairly decently.



I love making Chili Soup and tacos too.

Nikki - posted on 02/04/2009

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haven't had sloppy joes in awhile.. think im going to make some, my husband and i call them sloppy hoes..  lol

Missy - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have gotten a lot of new ideas. This will be great to have something different. We seemed to be in a rut of having the same thing over and over again. This is what we have a lot.

Fried Chicken
Tacos
Mexican lasagna
Chili
Homemade Great soup
Hamburgers
Sloppy Joes
Meatloaf
Campbells Chicken and Rice Casserole
Hamburger, Tuna, and Chicken Helpers The kids really like these and they are easy. I just think I should be making more when I make them. I usually make a vegetable to go with but do not know if I should add more to it.

Leslie - posted on 02/04/2009

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Our dinner menu looks a lot like yours!! We also have:

beef stroganoff

chicken and spinach pizza (i do homemade, but you can buy cheese pizzas and top them with whatever you want for variety)

boneless pork ribs in slow cooker (do a huge batch, then you have leftovers that you can shredd for pulled pork sandwiches, top pizzas, or put in chili)



We also make lots of thai recipes like curry coconut chicken with pineapple, but probably too spicy for little ones. That's when baked chicken fingers come in handy!!

Nikki - posted on 02/04/2009

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thanks! thats about how i make mine, but im going to look for little loaf pans! super cute i think. Thanks!

Jessica - posted on 02/04/2009

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My family lately has been having:



roasted chicken (seasoned with sesame oil, orange juice, garlic, onions and orange slices stuffed in cavitity, and also brown sugar to create a glaze while baking) with veggies and roasted red potatoes.



shrimp creolle and dirty rice



tacos



nachos



chicken drumsticks with mashed potatoes



 



 



 



 

Sheryl - posted on 02/04/2009

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I don't use mini loaf pans. But you could use those.I just make about 5-6 loaves out of 1 pound of ground beef. in my recipe, I use 1 beaten egg, 1/2 c. dry oatmeal, minced onion, s&p, grated cheddar cheese, small amt. milk. mix well, then mix in meat. form into loaves.put into 9x13 pan. top with mixture of 1 C ketchup, 3 Tablespoons mustard and 1/2 C brown sugar. you can always more or less to taste.

Nikki - posted on 02/04/2009

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Mini meatloaves sound so cute! do yall just use little loaf pans? I want to try it!



 



We eat shrimp or kielbasa jambalaya, tacos, dirty rice, salads, seafood, BBQ, spaghetti



One of fams faves is chicken and dumplins. very popular here in the south.



i boil chicken in chicken broth, once done dice it up and add it to pot of new chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and salt/pepper. bring to a boil and toss in bite size pcs of biscuits. We just used packaged biscuits. (Kids LOVE this part). Pepper again. Medium boil for about 20 minutes, test for doneness. Enjoy!

Christa - posted on 02/04/2009

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Lately for us we've been having:





Mini meatloaves

Chili (either chicken or beef)

Mexican beans, corn & rice (wrapped in tortillas or alone)

Easy Lasagna (just ask if you want the recipe)

Easy Fettucine Alfredo (ditto)

Store-bought roasted chicken

Pork chops and apple sauce (made with stuffing and apple pie filling)

Our fall-back choice: Mac and Cheese or Pizza

Quiche, usually broccoli and onion n' cheese, using store-bought pie crusts

Home made chicken strips with mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower

Vicki - posted on 02/04/2009

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We eat a lot of chicken in casseroles, fried, baked, w/ dumplings, in soup, or on the grill.

I also like to make roast (beef or pork) in the slow cooker. Add 2 cans french onion soup and 2 cans cream of mushroom soup in the slow cooker. Add the roast and spoon soup over meat. Cook on slow for about 8 hours. Easy to make if you work or if you plan on being gone all day.

Sheryl - posted on 02/04/2009

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forgot to add....I usually use about 9 sheets of the pastry strips, depends on how much you want to make. and I use a 5 quart pot about 3/4 full of broth

Sheryl - posted on 02/03/2009

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I start by boiling either chicken legs or thighs until no longer pink. I add some chicken boullion, curry powder, garlic powder, pepper and salt to the water. Remove chicken, cut or tear into bite size pieces, set aside. Reserve broth. Bring broth to a boil, add 2 cans cream of chicken or mushroom soup. stir until smooth. Then I use Anne's pastry strips broken into small bite size pieces, drop into boiling broth mixture. add chicken pieces. let them boil gently for approx. 15 minutes. not sure where you live, but I get my pastry strips at our Wal-mart in the frozen foods section. my 2 boys love this dinner!!

Erika - posted on 02/03/2009

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I make a lot of Spagetti, goulash, chicken simmer, chicken cassarole, hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls/biscuits.



How do you make the chicken and dumplings?

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