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What’s for Dinner?


I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new inspiration for my dinner menu. It’s easy to get into a rut of eating the same thing week after week. Sometimes it’s hard to think outside of the box…or pizza box.

That’s why I decided to share my dinner ideas weekly. Each week I plan 5-7 dinner ideas depending on what activities that we have on the calendar. I’ll also share my shopping list for those meals to save you even more time.

If you have any meal ideas that are favorites in your house, I’d love to hear them! Please add any ideas to the comments!

Dinner 1 – Southern “Fried” Chicken Dinner – this is a once in a while type of meal! But it’s really yummy!

Shopping List

  • Chicken Thighs
  • Cooking Spray
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Cole Slaw (or broccoli slaw ingredients)
  • Biscuits (or see recipe for ingredients)
  • Pickles
  • Honey – optional (drizzle honey over your biscuits or chicken)

Dinner 2 – Super Simple Veggie Chili – leftovers freeze really well.

Shopping List

  • Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Can Red Beans
  • Can Black Beans
  • Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Spices: Salt & Pepper, Chili Powder, Cumin,
  • Bulgur Wheat or Brown Rice
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Toppings: Sour Cream, Fresh Cilantro and Shredded Cheese (optional)

Dinner 3

Shopping List

  • Cod
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Spices: Parsley, Paprika, Sea Salt
  • Broccolini

Dinner 4

Shopping List

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Broth or White Wine
  • Lemons
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Capers
  • Pasta
  • Salad Mix
  • Spices: Salt & Pepper

Dinner 5

Shopping List

  • NY Strip Steak – 1 large or 2 small (4-6 people)
  • Salad Greens
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Balsamic Dressing: Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Salt & Pepper

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Tool of the Week – We were gifted this Cuisinart Air Fryer / Toaster Oven for Christmas and we’re loving it! It has so many uses from easy “fried chicken” to toasting bagels to cooking veggies in a flash. Even better it’s on sale now!

Happy Cooking!



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