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A month's worth of weeknight meals!

Getting dinner on the table can be tough sometimes. Especially if you're in the midst of a busy day or a string of busy days. That's why I have a couple of dinners that I know I can get on the table in less time than it would take me to leave the house, order food, wait for it to be prepared, and get back to the house.
These kind of meals end up saving time not just because they're easy to prepare and get on the table, but because you can plan for them and know that you can tell yourself, "Dinner will be ready soon." Some of them can be thrown together with pantry items last minute or you can swing by the store with a very short list instead of hitting up the pizza joint for the fifth night in a row.


  1. Tacos
  2. Taco Salad
  3. Hamburgers
  4. Grilled Cheese (get fancy with it or heat up some Campbell's tomato if you're into it)
  5. Yaki Soba (coleslaw mix, soba noodles, sauce of choice, BAM dinner)
  6. Pancakes, sausage, and fruit salad
  7. Sloppy Joe and tater tots
  8. Shepherd's Pie
  9. Stove top mac n cheese
  10. Kung Pao Shrimp and rice
  11. Pork Tenderloin Medallions, poppy seed noodles, and green beans
  12. One-Dish Creamy Beef & Noodles (use ground beef to make even faster)
  13. Frittata and green salad
  14. Seasame chicken with steamed broccoli (double the sauce!)
  15. Tater Tot Casserole
  16. Golden Chicken Nuggets and fries (great with yellow mustard, go figure!)
  17. One Pot spaghetti 
  18. Cheese fondue (Swiss and Cheddar are a nice combo, try dipping whatever is leftover in the fridge)
  19. Peanut chicken skillet, white rice, and Asian slaw (coleslaw mix with ginger Asian dressing)
  20. French Dip Crescent rolls and veggies with dip

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