What’s your families favorite dinner?

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  1. HeatherC

    HeatherC <font color=blue>Alas...these people I live with t

    May 23, 2003
    I am the cook in our house. No one else likes it so I pretty much cook every night for a family of five. Running out of ideas lately. What are some of your family favorites?
  2. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    Lemon chicken and rice- just chicken breasts and buttered rice with lemon squirted over the top
    Ham and buttered noodles- cubed ham mixed with buttered egg noodles
    Spaghetti with roasted broccoli, garlic, and olive oil (good cold too)
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  4. Breezy_Carol

    Breezy_Carol Who needs doors when you can use windows

    Jun 13, 2000
    It is just DH and me now. We like spaghetti, chili, fish, chicken cooked a variety of ways. It is a hard job coming up with ideas. I don't know how old your kids are but I would take suggestions and make a list to chose from.
  5. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    Homemade pizza.
    Turkey legs. We make mashed potatoes and gravy. Just like thanksgiving!
    Stuffed and baked whole chicken.
    Grilled pork chops.
    Beef stew.
  6. scoutie

    scoutie DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
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  7. KPeterso

    KPeterso DIS Veteran

    Jul 26, 2004
    Some favorites include:
    • spaghetti (have a very easy - almost cheating sauce recipe)
    • roasts
    • pork chop casserole
    • polish sausage w/ potatoes and sauerkraut
    • pulled pork or pulled chicken
    • swedish meatballs - served w/ noodles
    • chicken ala marsala w/ cheese - served with pasta
    Other things are grilled burgers or brats, grilled pork chops (with teriyaki sauce), steak, and other meats with a vegetable.
  8. Lilacs4Me

    Lilacs4Me DIS Veteran

    Aug 31, 2015
    whole roasted chicken with potatoes and carrots, and even better, the homemade soup stock we make from boiling all the leftovers together the next day
    grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with salad or soup
    breakfast for dinner (either pancakes and sausage, or egg "mcmuffins" with ham or bacon)

    We live in a suburb of a big city and have pretty much anything we want readily available to us, so we often do the "meal deals" from local mom and pop places, or have our grocery store grill us some burgers, chicken, fish, or whatever else we want, or have take-out delivered. $1.00 Taco Tuesdays are awesome - we have this tiny little place in our town that makes Mayan Mexican food and they sell a PBJ taco that is out of this world!

    We use Costco a lot too....my kids love their trays of mac and cheese, ravioli lassagna, and I'd honestly rather pay $4.99 for their ready-made rotisserie chicken than make my own. it's cheaper and easier!
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  9. J'aime Paris

    J'aime Paris Living happily ever after

    Mar 7, 2008
    and tacos

    are the most requested in my kitchen
  10. amberpi

    amberpi DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2012
    I do lots of easy pastas with fresh herbs, frozen seafood (I know it could be better), veggies and some olive oil, white wine. I don't cook with lots of recipes unless it's a dish I want to perfect, like when I wanted to learn to make the best chicken noodle soup, or the best empanadas; I just worked recipes until I got it the exact right way. Of course the kids often want either something very simple, like Kraft Mac and Cheese, or something very complex, but they'll be happy with my pastas or soups, so that's a common go to.
  11. Cheetie

    Cheetie Mouseketeer

    Apr 1, 2014
    Pot roast
    Chicken & dumplings
    Chili and cornbread
    Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
    Shrimp and grits
    Baked breaded chicken breasts with rice pilaf
    Pork roast and sweet potatoes
    Spaghetti and meatballs
    Various soups
    Baked turkey tacos
    Salisbury steak and noodles
    Baked salmon

    I just add a salad and veg to each entree. If you asked in summer, the list would be totally different!
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  12. amberpi

    amberpi DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2012
    That's a frequent meal for me and I make my chicken soup the same. It's so easy (although it takes time) and so flipping good!
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  13. Wendy31

    Wendy31 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    Our menu this week has been the following:

    Saturday - lasagna & tossed salad
    Sunday - potato & ham soup
    Monday - chicken & waffles (DH cooked... he even candied some pecans & made a bourbon-maple syrup to go w/ the waffles & fried chicken)
    Tuesday - tacos
    Wednesday - chicken pot pie & fresh fruit
    Thursday - chicken & pasta w/ a choice of either marinara or alfredo sauce & w/ a cucumber & tomato "salad"
    Friday - pizza

    On Mexican night (usually Tuesdays), we'll alternate w/ tacos, taquitos, & chicken tortilla soup.

    On pasta night, I'll sometimes do a baked chicken spaghetti. The kids also really like DH's baked goulash.

    2 of the 3 kids like Sloppy Joes.

    Another meal that comes up frequently in our rotation is pork chops w/ baked sweet potatoes & green beans.

    We'll do beef & pork roasts in the crock pot too. When we do a pork roast, many times we'll shred the meat & add BBQ sauce & serve it on Hawaiian rolls for BBQ pork sliders & have those w/ French fries, vinegar slaw, & baked beans.

    Chili is also popular this time of year - except 1 kid doesn't like chili (the same kid who doesn't like Sloppy Joes, lasagna, soup, & chicken pot pie).

    DD's 2 favorite meals are DH's potato soup & DH's jambalaya.

    Older DS's favorite meal is tacos.

    Younger DS's favorite meal is chicken tenders & macaroni & cheese. He also loves turkey sandwiches.
  14. tasha99

    tasha99 DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2006
    Butter chicken, dal, korean bbq, baked ziti, salmon cakes, green chicken chili, gumbo
  15. jalapeno_pretzel

    jalapeno_pretzel DIS Veteran

    May 13, 2015
    Kids like m&c, spaghetti, make your own tacos, grilled cheese, and tomato soup probably the best. One of them likes chili.
    Frequently we are all eating something different due to picky eaters, various diets (vegetarian vs. non) and just having lots of leftovers in the fridge to reheat.
    And sometimes if I've had a big lunch, all I'll really want is a piece of fruit or two, a handful of almonds, and maybe a couple of cheese & crackers.
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  16. luvsJack

    luvsJack DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2007
    Fried chicken or pork chops, rice and gravy and cole slaw or a salad

    Chicken and dumplings

    Red beans with sausage and rice and corn bread

    White Limas with ham and rice and corn bread

    Meatloaf, baked potatoes and a vegetable


    Home cooked cheeseburgers and homemade fries or onion rings

    Baked chicken, sweet potatoes and green Limas
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  17. mjkacmom

    mjkacmom DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2006
    Buffalo chicken quesadillas
    Chicken Asian chicken lettuce wraps
    Tikka masala
    Pasta vodka
    Potato leek soup
    Grilled Caesar chicken wraps
    Pork tenderloin
    Flank or flap steak
    Sweet chili chicken wings
    Chicken enchiladas
    Pasta with homemade sauce, sausage and meatballs
    Homemade pizza
    Buffalo chicken Mac and cheese
    Shrimp and chorizo with rice or potatoes
    Summer rolls
    Chicken noodle soup with biscuits

    My kids get annoyed if a meal is in the rotation more than twice a month, so there is a lot more. I make salad a lot with homemade dressing, roasted vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, squash, zoodles, puréed sweet potatoes...
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  18. dotfurio

    dotfurio DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2014
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  19. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Y kant Donald fly?

    Jun 20, 2006
    Home made mac & cheese.
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  20. dyna

    dyna DIS Veteran

    Jun 30, 2005
    Beans an cornbread cook ham in with the beans
    spaghetti with my homemade sauce
    polish sausage with fried taters an onions
    hamburger steak baked taters
    grilled Italian sausage taters an onion cut up small buttered an wrapped foil to cook on grill
    meatloaf mashed taters
    manwich maybe fries or tater wedges sometimes mac an cheese
    roast cooked with taters carrots an onion
    beef stew
    Almost always have a veggie or 2 on the side.
  21. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    4 ounce filet mignon, wrapped in bacon, grilled over charcoal & mesquite, cowboy butter on top
    Baked potato
    Tossed salad

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