Dinner IDEAS

So here is a list of 10 Dinner Ideas that are fast and affordable.

I like to plan the whole menu so I can make each meal pleasing to the tummy and the palate- I try to have a mixture of colors and textures and all the food groups in our meals. Sounds like a lot of effort to some people, but really it makes for an enjoyable meal and a lot less complaining. There is very little complaining at my house. IE: If your make dish is broiled or grilled, have something steamed. If your main dish is baked, have something fresh and crunchy so that your mouth isn’t just getting mushy stuff. Get the drift? If you’d like any of the recipes, just ask. But there are many good ones out there online or probably already in your recipe box/shelf.

menu: Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs, and 100% Juice, and maybe fresh fruit if I have some…
2. Spaghetti
menu: spaghetti with Ragu sauce, Texas toast, green salad, and cottage cheese with pears.
3. Fish Tacos
menu: Broiled fish, mango salsa, rice, corn tortillas, black beans, and apple slices.
4. Hamburgers
menu: Burgers with buns and trimmings, potato chips or potato salad, fresh fruit, and milk.
5. Lemon Chicken
menu: Chicken with Lemon Sauce, rice, carrot sticks and dip, orange slices.
6. Black Bean Soup
menu: Black Bean Soup (the recipe is on the can of black refried beans), corn chips, avocado, sr, cream, fresh fruit and fresh vegetable like celery sticks or sliced tomato or carrots.
7. Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham (not really fast I guess, but if you get it in by 10 am, you really don’t have to do much!)
menu: Potatoes and Ham in the crock pot with cr of mushroom soup and cheese, steamed broccoli, and peaches.
8. Chicken Alfredo
menu: Chicken alfredo with noodles, green beans with fresh fruit and fruit juice.
9. PIZZA night!
menu: Pizza (frozen or Little Caesars is good…), green salad, pears, and milk.
10. BBQ Chicken
menu: BBQ Chicken on the grill, baked/fried potatoes, fresh fruit and vegetables and juice.


  1. Robyn June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks Jeanne!!! So that brings our total to 16 ideas!!

  2. Robyn June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks Jeanne!!! So that brings our total to 16 ideas!!

  3. Jeanne Anderson June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Here's few from our menu this week too!
    Taco Soup
    Chicken Enchiladas
    Meat Loaf
    Pork Roast
    Chicken Noodle Soup(with fresh cheddar garlic biscuits)!

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