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Thankfully Friday!

In our house my husband does all the cooking and grocery shopping.  It's wonderful and I love it.  However, he hates to think of ideas on what to make for dinner.   I create a menu for the week and he builds his list around the menu.  It works out great.  We eat better and it's much less stressful.  A friend of mine does the same thing and is always good for swapping menu's with.  If I get stuck on what to have I can usually email her real quick and she can give me some ideas.  Our best menus have just a couple ingredients for each night.  We both work and have 2 little kids, we don't have time for elaborate dinners.

A trick I have learned to help me think of ideas is a "cheat sheet" on our fridge of easy dinner ideas.  This way if I am stumped and can't think of something I can refer to this list for easy ideas.  I also sometimes use my son's daycare lunch menu for ideas.  Here are some easy ideas on my list:

Homemade Pizza / or frozen
Chili
Meatloaf
BBQ Salmon
Ravoili’s
Pork tenderloin
Lasagna
Chicken Caesar wraps (use frozen chicken 
Italian sausage with peppers and onions
Pulled chicken crockpot recipe
Homemade Mac and Cheese (keep in freezer and then bake)
Jumbalaya
Meatball subs
Vodka Sauce
Linguini and Clam Sauce
Stuffed shells  (weekend)
Chicken parm casserole  (weekend)
White Chicken Chili  (weekend)

Philly cheesesteak
Breakfast for dinner
Hot Dogs


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