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I’m Lovin’ It: Easy Dinner Ideas and Mikasa Dinnerware

 

I have two requirements for week night dinners: Easy & Quick

I love to be in the kitchen to bake………but when it comes to cooking, I like to get in and out.

I’ve been collecting recipes I’m finding around the web for dinner ideas – some I’ve tried already, some are on my list  and others are on my Dinner Ideas  pinterest board.

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What’s easier than a one dish meal that can be prepared all in one pot too! ……..now THAT is my dream dinner!  Kevin and Amanda shared a recipe for Spicy Sausage Pasta that I can’t WAIT to try! I love that it has summer sausage instead of our usual chicken or ground beef with pasta.

We first made  Chicken Enchilada Puffs last fall, and they have since showed up on our menu at least once a month!  All of the taste of a chicken enchilada rolled up in a crescent roll.  Toss up a salad while they are in the oven and you have a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love! – these are great left over too!

Pork Tenderloin is on our table a few times a month – I usually just season and toss on the grill, which is super easy, but I was starting to get a little bored with it.  Enter the day I found the Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin over at C+C Marriage Factory, who found it from Let’s Dish Recipes!  This recipe changed my life! …..ok, maybe not really, but this is one FABULOUS pork tenderloin, it’s tender, juicy and mildly sweet.  You can pop in the crockpot in the morning and serve with your favorite sides, or as sandwiches or wraps.  I would guess it would be delicious leftover…..but we never have any left over to try!

This Chicken Spaghetti Recipe has been on my must make list for a while, but for some reason I haven’t made it yet.  What I love about it, besides being a one pot dish, is you can use a Rotisserie Chicken!  I love to pick those up for a really quick dinner and I love using them in recipes.

More quick & easy dinner recipes

Southwestern Club Wrap

Lemon Chicken Spaghetti Toss

Basic Roasted Chicken

Crispy Gnocchi with Basil Pesto

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich

Chili Rubbed Pork with Pineapple Salsa

Red Pepper Chicken

Grilled Italian Pizza

Rosemary Grilled Scallops

Easy Pasta with Vegetables

Asian Chicken  Salad Lettuce Wraps

Lemon Spaghetti

Spicy Bow Tie with Broccoli and Sausage

Because every good dinner is better served on beautiful dinnerware, TidyMom sponsor,  Mikasa would like to give 8 place settings of Mikasa dinnerware to one lucky TidyMom reader!  How cool is that?!  

UPDATE:  Giveaway has ended!

Congrats to comment #423 Heather

Heather said she loves the Italian Countryside pattern!

Mikasa Giveaway WIN 8 place settings from TidyMom

 I have selected three of my favorite patterns, and the winner will get to chose which of those 3 patterns they would like to win!

Choose from: 40 piece Italian Countryside |  32 piece Swirl Black | 32 piece Anissa

If you are looking for great tips for entertaining and styling your dinnerware, be sure to check out Mikasa’s The Great Dinner Party  for lots of great tips for parties and more in their Table Tips section.

GIVEAWAY has ENDED

To Enter Giveaway

Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which of these 3 patterns you would choose.  That’s it! (if you are reading this post via email, please note that you must enter on the blog post, NOT by replying to the email)

Earn Extra Entries

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  • Let me know if you Like Mikasa and TidyMom on Facebook
  • Tweet this giveaway:  Easy dinner ideas and a beautiful tabletop with #Mikasa #win 8 placesettings @TidyMom http://ow.ly/aeVFo
  • link up a post to I’m Lovin’ It linky below 

 Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on April 19 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom, and Mikasa are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer:Mikasa is a paid sponsor of TidyMom.net and is providing this giveaway for one TidyMom reader. Information about the products were provided by Mikasa, but all opinions and views are my own.

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

735 Responses to “I’m Lovin’ It: Easy Dinner Ideas and Mikasa Dinnerware”

  1. Lacy Reynolds posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm (#
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the simplicity to the Italian Countryside pattern!

  2. Marilyn J posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm (#
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    I LOVE the black swirl!! It’s gorgeous & would look amazing in my black & red kitchen :)

  3. The Hungry Housewives~ Alisa Garate posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm (#
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    I just tweeted about it from @TheHngryHswives

  4. The Hungry Housewives~ Alisa Garate posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm (#
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    I like Like Mikasa and TidyMom on Facebook

  5. Julie {Bananas for Bourbon} posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm (#
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    That Italian Countryside is gorgeous. :)

  6. The Hungry Housewives~ Alisa Garate posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm (#
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    I would choose the Swirl Black! Would look great with food photos LOL

  7. Julie {Bananas for Bourbon} posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm (#
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    I like Mikasa and TidyMom on Facebook

  8. Julie {Bananas for Bourbon} posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#
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    I tweeted the giveaway

  9. Lacy Reynolds posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#
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    I like Tidy Mom on Facebook!

  10. Tiffany (As For My House) posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#
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    The Anissa!

  11. Lacy Reynolds posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#
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    I like Mikasa on Facebook!

  12. Becky Free posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm (#
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    I LOVE the Anissa…but to be quite honest I would jusst be soo greatful to have ANY of these…My dishes are old mismatch (NOT in a good way…LOL) or are plastic since I have 3 boys under the age of 7…LOL I LOVE Tidy Mom AND Mikasa!!! <3 Thanks for all the GREAT tips<3

  13. Tiffany (As For My House) posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm (#
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    I Like Mikassa and TidyMom on Facebook

  14. MichelleD posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm (#
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    Love the Anissa!

  15. Sgeoppner posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm (#
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    Im am totally living the Anissa pattern. I am so in need of new dinnerware, my hubby’s grandma’s hand me down just aren’t that cool anymore!

  16. maria posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm (#
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    I love the white italian countryside .. nice and goes well with other colors.. I have a few pieces from mikasa and they really are a pice of art as well as great place settings.. love it!

  17. chavlene posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#
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    tweeted and liked – would love Swirl Black –

  18. Donna Freeman posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#
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    I love the Anissa pattern.

  19. Tiffany (As For My House) posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#
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    I Linky-d up my Fig Preserves!

  20. Kathleen posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm (#
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    I like the classic simplicity of Italian Countryside.

  21. Kathleen posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#
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    Like Mikasa and TidyMom on Facebook

  22. Julie Weller posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#
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    I do love the Black Swirl pattern, but for everyday, I’d love the Italian Countryside pattern. ♥

  23. Andrea Porter posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#
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    If i won, I would choose the Annisa! Very pretty! Thanks!

  24. Elaine posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm (#
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    I love love love Italian Countryside.

  25. Julie Weller posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm (#
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    I “like” on Facebook! ♥

    Julie Gordon Weller

  26. Johna posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm (#
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    So hard to pick! Probably the Italian Countryside!

  27. Andrea Porter posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm (#
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    O liked Tidymom on facebook! That’s how I found out about the give away!

  28. Jenny warren posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm (#
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    I am in love with the Annisa pattern! So pretty!!

  29. Johna posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm (#
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    I like Tidymom on facebook:)

  30. Elaine posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm (#
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    I like Tidy Mom and Mikasa on Facebook!

  31. Andrea Porter posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm (#
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    I liked Tidymom on facebook! That’s how I found out about the give away!

  32. bev posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm (#
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    I love the Italian Countryside. Simple white goes with almost any table decor!

  33. Margaret Diez posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm (#
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    The Italian Countryside pattern is lovely. I wouldn’t mind having that one.

  34. Margaret Diez posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#
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    I like tidy mom on Facebook.

  35. Margaret Diez posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#
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    I like mikasa on Facebook.

  36. Emily Barney posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#
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    TidyMom on facebook and Anissa!!
    It would go so perfect with my new kitchen!!

  37. veronica sampson posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#
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    I love the anissa set because it goes great with our kitchen and we’re big into natural colors!

  38. Theresa Sea posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#
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    Italian countryside matches my other place settings, and I could really use an 8-piece set! Crossing my fingers for this one!

  39. Theresa Sea posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#
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    I ‘like’ you on fb!

  40. Jenny warren posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#
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    And…I like mikasa and tidy mom on Facebook!
    And…I tweeted too!!
    Pick me pick me!!!

  41. MommaMary posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#
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    I love the Anissa pattern, beautiful pattern and beautiful colors!

  42. Nicole L. posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#
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    Awesome giveaway! I love the Anissa set!

  43. Nicole L. posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm (#
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    I like Tidy Mom on FB!

    • Nicole L. replied on April 15th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      and Mikasa!

  44. Nicole L. posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm (#
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    tweeted about the giveaway @nluther22
    https://twitter.com/#!/nluther22/status/191608614543310850

  45. MommaMary posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm (#
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    I Like Mikasa on facebook

  46. JennieS posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm (#
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    Love the Italian Countryside~

  47. MommaMary posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm (#
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    I like Tidy Mom on Facebook!

  48. JennieS posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#
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    i like TidyMom of FB

  49. Stephanie posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm (#
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    Love the Anissa!

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