Back-to-school: the bittersweet time where schedules and structure reign supreme once more. Whether you have a regular rhythm of Meatball Monday, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, or you’re more of the wing it at the last minute type, these quick weeknight meals are straightforward and easy to adapt to whatever you have in the fridge.
Do you dread the “what’s for dinner?” question every night? Well no more! We’ve got loads of new and delicious recipes for you to try. In a time crunch? Make multiple meals on Sunday and store them in the freezer. Weeknight dinner leftovers will also make a great school lunch idea for your kiddos. Two birds with one stone? I’m here for that.
Mac and Cheese Dinners
We gussy up our macaroni and cheese with a healthy protein like chicken and even add some vegetables to make it a full meal in one pan. You can sub in gluten-free pasta to make these dishes GF.
Meatball Monday Inspiration
Meatballs are easy to make ahead and keep in the freezer until you need them for a weeknight meal. Whether it’s on the grill, in a skillet, or in a crockpot, meatballs are so easy to reheat your older kids can help you out by doing it themselves.
Taco Night Recipes
Tacos are one of the easiest weeknight meals to make. So much so that we often have them multiple times a week! Set out filling ingredients and everyone can help themselves, making it perfect for picky eaters. We smoke a chicken or two at the beginning of the week and keep shredded pork and brisket in the freezer, so no cooking is needed during the week.
Weeknight Pizza on the Grill
Pizza is another easy weeknight meal for picky eaters. We like to make several small pizzas so everyone gets to choose their own toppings. Cleaning out the fridge and found a slightly soft bell pepper and a lonely olive in a jar? Throw it on a pizza and it becomes a masterpiece!
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