Need some new dinner ideas

Desireé - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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We basically eat the same 3-5 dinners....food's getting bland

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Carrie - posted on 02/24/2009

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My family likes what we call Posse Stew



1 lb ground beef browned (I have also made it with ground turkey)



1 15 oz. can hominy (drained)



1 15 oz can whole kernel corn (drained)



1 can Ranch style beans



1 can diced tomatoes



1/2 cup diced onion



1 can diced green chili (optional)



Salt and pepper to taste



grated cheese



Mix all ingredients in large pan and simmer 10 minutes for flavors to mix.  You can add a little water if you want it more soup like.



We like to eat it like Frito Pie over corn chips with cheese. 



Very Easy.  You can adjust the meat content up or down depending on your families likes. I have a large family and will double everything except the meat and it is good that way too.

Brenda - posted on 02/23/2009

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My 2 year old will eat this meatloaf recipe. They are mini loaves, so easy they are easy to portion. From Tasteofhome.com

Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves
Ingredients:

* 1 egg
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
* 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 pound ground beef
* 2/3 cup ketchup
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions:
In a large bowl, whisk egg and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.

We have some sort of potato and vegetables with this.

Lori - posted on 02/22/2009

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one fast dish on a wim is Taco Rice. brown1lb of ground beef, add one packet of taco seasoning following directions on package. Meanwhile cook as much white rice as you need.

Put rice on plate top with taco meat and shredded cheese. done! Can also top with tomatoes and salsa, depends on your likes.

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Try this website...



http://www.campbellkitchen.com/



You can sign up to receive daily recipes sent to your email; I have done that and I have tried a lot of the dinners, and our family loves them.  For the ones I like, I just created a recipe folder in my email and keep them in there. 



The thing I like about the recipes is that they are really easy (thank goodness because I'm not a skilled cook) and the ingredients are common ones most of the time, like ones you'd probably already have in your pantry or are really easy to find in any store.  They are pretty inexpensive to make as well.



Hope that helps! :)

June - posted on 02/22/2009

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When you make your chicken meal, perhaps you can make more chicken and cut them up for another meal. Saute some vegetables - celery, carrots, onions, add some flour mix well, add chicken/vege stock and stir well, cook til thickened, add your chicken, serve over rice, toasted waffles, biscuits or mashed potatoes. Or you can even make chicken salad on a warm crusty italian bread, melt some cheese under a broiler, make a salad to go with it.

Also crock pot is nice when you don't have a lot of time. I like to make a big roast and have leftover for barbecue sandwiches, or make tacos, enchiladas etc...

Wendy - posted on 02/22/2009

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Quoting Desireé:






my meals usually consist of chicken or pork chops with either veggies in cheese sauce and some other side or this new garlic past and veggie mix frozen sidekick.








and then I know a couple other dishes:








Spaghetti, Shepeards pie, sloppy joe's, and Stirfry.  But these aren't good everyday ones with a litle one.








One dish I would like to learn is Meat Loaf - always wanted to know how to make that.








Any other no more than roughly 20min pre-prepping dinners would be real helpful








I have a cheeseburger meatloaf that is super easy and my 2year old and 19 month old love it!! Let me know if you would like it!!

Desireé - posted on 02/22/2009

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my meals usually consist of chicken or pork chops with either veggies in cheese sauce and some other side or this new garlic past and veggie mix frozen sidekick.






and then I know a couple other dishes:






Spaghetti, Shepeards pie, sloppy joe's, and Stirfry.  But these aren't good everyday ones with a litle one.






One dish I would like to learn is Meat Loaf - always wanted to know how to make that.






Any other no more than roughly 20min pre-prepping dinners would be real helpful



Staniquea - posted on 02/20/2009

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i know I've posted tater tot casserole before on here but my two girls ( 8 and 3) love it.



**basically take 1 lbl hamburger and brown it with 1 medium onion (sound like a lot of onion but saute it with the hamburger til translucent) drain and put in casserole pan. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup milk. Mix those two together in casserole pan with hamburger and onions. Then add about 1-1/2 cup0 frozen mixed vegis on top. (layerd like a lasagna) The put a layer of shredded cheddar cheese on top of frozen vegis (about 1-1/2 cup) Then put single layer of seasoned ( I use or-ida) tater tots on top od cheese. I lay them on thier side in one simle layer. Then back at 375 degrees til tater tots have browned and casserole is bubbly. I normally serve it with a simple salad (romain in a bag) and maybe frend bread with butter. I have a 3 and 8 year old and they love it. It seems like a lot of onion using a whole onlon but you cook it down when your sauteing it.

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