Want to know how to turn easy dinner recipes into quality family time?
I know what you’re thinking. What do I know about easy recipes? I don’t cook! At least I haven’t done much cooking since teaching my middle son all my secrets. And promptly forgot my way around the kitchen!
But since my household has grown from 3 adults to –well, close to epic numbers—there’s been a lot more chaos, busy schedules, and more focus on how to provide good meals that don’t take a lot of time.
It can get pretty tricky to juggle all that and get in those moments that matter! The last thing you want to do is spend all your time cooking. You want to be sitting around that table sharing stories and laughter! Can I get an Amen?
And you want that table to be the center hub of your home! The place where the kids sit and do homework while you whip together that easy dinner recipe! The table that catches countless tears of laughter. It’s the place where, for that few precious moments, time slows and memories are made!
The formula is simple! Easy dinner recipes + welcoming dining table = more quality time with those you love!
Here are a few easy dinner recipes shared with us by some of you!
- Crackin’ Chicken
Chicken tenders, one original cream cheese block, packet of ranch dressing seasoning, pinch of salt.
Put in crock pot for 2 hours on high. Serve over rice with your choice of vegetables!
- Taco Soup from Kayla Chapman
1 can each of black, red, and pinto jalapeno beans, drained. 1 can corn, drained half.
1lb ground beef browned and seasoned with taco seasoning. Drain grease.
1 small can tomato sauce and 1 large can stewed tomatoes undrained.
Add browned meat to stew pot and pour in all ingredients. Heat over medium heat until bubbling.
Serve with cheese and sour cream. Great with crackers, sour dough bread or chips.
- Chicken Spinach Alfredo from Stephanie Still
2 thawed chicken breasts cut into small pieces and sauté in butter with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic unto done.
Pour in 2 cups of heavy cream, heat. Add in 2-3 cups of fresh spinach. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
Add in 1- 1 ½ cup of grated parmesan. Add ½ teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken.
Whole alfredo is cooking, cook one box of bow tie pasta. Once pasta is cooked, add pasta to alfredo and stir until heated through and serve.
*This serves on big serving for 4-5 people. Double recipes to serve more.
Do you have easy dinner recipes that bring the family together in busy times?