Perfect weeknight Recipes:
Chicken Paprikash – This is a great recipe for a weeknight because it is super easy. It does take about 45 minutes, though, so don’t use it for nights when you’re in a hurry. My girls request this at least once a month, so you know it’s good!
Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs – Believe it or not, this is the very first recipe I ever wrote myself. I developed this recipe from a couple different references because I love honey and glaze and garlic and herbs. It’s both sweet and savory and has a nice sauce you can drizzle over your rice or dunk bread in.
Pan-Cooked Chicken Breasts with Pasta, Alfredo Sauce and Peas – You will love this recipe for your family. It is simple to cook and will make both kids and adults happy. The homemade Alfredo Sauce will spoil you, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is!
Pizza With Home-Made Crust – Yes, I’ve found that you CAN make home made pizza crust in 30 minutes or less. This is an amazing option for a weeknight meal that kids will love!
Chicken Pot Pie (Cheaters Version) – Of course I don’t have time to make real chicken pot pie. I need a fast and easy recipe. This cheater’s version is yummy and easy.
Shrimp & Pasta – a staple in our house, this is a quick and easy dinner for weeknights. Buy your shrimp already peeled and cleaned and you’re ready to start cooking!
Breaded Pork Chops – This is a great weeknight meal, it comes together really quickly and pairs well with whatever your favorite starch and veggies are. I like to serve it with mac & cheese and some steamed broccoli.
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – This is a great way to cook pulled pork – super easy in the crock pot. The seasonings are what make it into carnitas, which are one of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes.
Chicken Cutlets – This chicken was one of my earliest attempts at getting the kids off of chicken nuggets. It is easy and yummy, making it a good weeknight meal that even young kids will enjoy.
Chicken Ranch Pasta: This is a recipe that I have on a random piece of paper floating around in my recipe drawer. It is great when you want something comforting, creamy and bacon-y.
Ham Pie: This is a long time family recipe and one that is great any time of year. It makes two pies, so you can freeze one for another week.
Butternut Squash Pasta: You’ll love the fall flavors of this pasta, but also that it’s not too heavy.
Slightly fancier recipes for when you want something good but don’t want to go out to a restaurant:
Seared Tuna with Salad – This is a great way to cook fresh tuna that is fast and easy. It makes a great weeknight meal, or something special for the weekend. And yes, my kids love the tuna – they have requested this many times!
Stir-Fry Veggies – Use convenience foods from the grocery store to get this on the table faster! Customize to your own tastes.
Here are three amazing peach recipes you’ll just love. Check out my blog post on these while you’re at it!