Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Simple Dinner Recipes

I struggle with making dinner. Always have, always will. I can tell you that making a plan beforehand, and thinking about it during the day, cuts down on the 6 PM mad dash around the kitchen trying to figure out what to make. If you are anything like me, you ultimately decide to go easy on yourself and go get a Little Caesars $5 pizza. That has happened more times than I care to admit. Another hard thing about making dinner is having a nice variety of recipes. I obviously can't make the same thing every night, so it takes a lot of time to go through Pinterest and find simple recipes that I know I can make without a lot of effort.

I found a meme that explains exactly how I feel about most recipes...

I sat down the other day, made a menu for October. I thought I would share it week by week, since I know I am not the only one that suffers with whattomakefordinneritis. Even if you don't struggle like I do, I hope you can find a few new recipes to add to your rotation.

I only make dinner Monday-Thursday. Friday is date night, Saturday is whatever you can find day, and Sunday my husband cooks.

If no recipe is listed, click on the recipe title and it will take you to the website I found it on.

Main Dish: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Side: Fries

Main Dish: Pasta With Tomato Cream Sauce
Side Dish: Garlic Bread

Main Dish: Chicken Enchiladas
Side Dish: none
Recipe Comments: We don't like sour cream, so I substitute it with an 8 oz bar of cream cheese.

Main Dish: Lasagna Roll Ups
Side Dish: Garlic Bread

Coat the bottom of a 9x13 pan with pasta sauce. Boil eight lasagna noodles. Spoon some cottage cheese onto each noodle. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Roll each noodle and place in the pan. Smother each lasagna roll with spaghetti sauce. Top with more cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 for 25 mins. Take foil off, turn oven to broil and cook for another 5-8 minutes.