17 Easy Dinner Ideas
I have two requirements for week night dinners: Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes
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 Eats & Drinks pinterest board.
Clockwise starting with the top left:
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. 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
Crispy Gnocchi with Basil Pesto
Chili Rubbed Pork with Pineapple Salsa
Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
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!
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.
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would love to have the Anissa set, it’s very unique 🙂
Italian Countryside. Such a nice giveaway.
Awesome giveaway! And yes, easy and quick dinners are the best. Sometimes you just don’t have time to slave over a stove for 2 hours, especially on weeknights!
Of the 3 patterns, I would definitely choose the Anissa. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Tweeted about the giveaway of course! 🙂
I would pick the Anissa!
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Easy dinner ideas and a beautiful tabletop with #Mikasa #win 8 placesettings @TidyMom ow.ly/aeVFo
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If I win, I would choose Swirl Black!
I would LOVE to have the Italian Countryside set! I need to give my dinnerware to my exhusband so he’ll have some dishes and this would be a perfect replacement!
I liked Tidy Mom on FB and I already liked Mikasa : )
The Swirl Black is lovely! It would go wonderfully with my red & white dishes I already have. I already adore your blog, just discovered it today via Pinterest.
Hi Tidy Mom! I would love to win the Mikasa Swirl Black! 🙂
Been following your Facebook page & Mikasa too.
Thank you TidyMom so much for a chance to win the Mikasa Dinner set. I love the Italian Countryside set. After being married for 31 years a new set would be super. Mikasa Dinner ware is a old family favorite!
I would LOVE to have the Italian Countryside. It’s Beautiful!
I would choose the Anissa pattern. Its lovely.
I love the Anissa place settings! Lovely!
I think the Anissa is so beautiful. What a joy to eat from these plates. This is the one I would choose.
That swirl Black is amazing. I would LOVE it!
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