Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #105: Casserole, Sandwiches, Pasta, and More!

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

This easy weekly dinner menu includes BBQ Tatertot Casserole, White Chili, Salmon Sandwiches, Jambalaya Pasta, and lots more!

This list of seven easy dinner recipes includes BBQ Tatertot Casserole, White Chili, Salmon Sandwiches, Jambalaya Pasta, and lots more!

I’m going to tell you something about myself since we’re all friends here: I absolutely hate girls’ nights. When a friend asks if I want to go out for drinks or dinner with just the girls, I wish I could do this:

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It’s not that I don’t like my friends. It’s just that I really like to be with my husband at night, preferably at home. Even when we were younger and I wasn’t quite such a homebody, I still hated the idea of ladies night. If we have to go somewhere in the evenings, can’t we at least go together?

Eventually I run out of excuses and have to say yes to one of these no-boys-allowed events. I have just such an evening coming up this weekend, and since I said yes, I’ve secretly (well, now publicly) hoped to catch a cold or something so I can cancel. How terrible am I?? I’m sure it will be a perfectly lovely time, and at least it’s early evening so I can still come home and have dinner with Matt. Maybe we’ll have one of these seven easy dinner recipes I put together for you today!

  1. Cowboy BBQ Tatertot Casserole – I’m starting with a bang with this all new hearty casserole. We ate this two nights in a row, and I bet you’ll be asking for an encore too!BBQ Tatertot Casserole is a hearty and easy dinner that would even fill up a hungry cowboy!
  2. Salmon Sandwiches – These photos don’t do this easy, wonderful dinner justice. If you like salmon and 15-minute meals, you shouldn’t skip this one!Salmon Sandwich with Spicy Dill Yogurt Sauce - A 20-minute meal just right for busy nights! - wearychef.com
  3. Chicken with Pasta Dinner – This was a thrown together dinner that was too good not to share. Chicken, spinach, and parmesan dress up plain old pasta!Easy Chicken with Pasta Dinner Recipe - Dress up your spaghetti with chicken, spinach, and a bit of spice!
  4. Juicy Oven Steak – Pick up some thick cuts of meat and serve up this steak with baked potatoes and salad. If you need a more economical steak dinner, try these Fork Tender Skillet Steaks instead!Juicy Oven Steak - Cook thick cuts to perfection with this easy skillet to oven technique!
  5. Cajun Jambalaya Pasta – This is a fun one that’s quick to make too. You don’t mind two nights of pasta, right?Cajun Jambalaya Pasta - An easy, restaurant-quality dinner!
  6. Spinach Strawberry Salad with Kiwi – I would usually think of this as a summer recipe, but I’ve gotten great strawberries and kiwis on sale lately! I hope you can find some good ones in your neck of the woods too.Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken and Kiwi - A light, healthy, delicious dinner!
  7. White Chili – Let’s say it’s cold where you are. This easy soup will be just right!White Chili - An easy, family-friendly dinner idea!
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

17 comments

Cate @ Chez CateyLou
9 years ago

Ha – your friends are probably laughing right now! I feel the same though – I love spending time at home with my hubby! What a delicious week of dinner – I want to try that chicken pasta tomorrow!

Andi
9 years ago

I don’t think any friends who were there that night read this. At least I hope not! It’s not secret that I’m a hermit though. Eventually I’ll just stop getting invited ;) Thank you, Cate!

Nutmeg Nanny
9 years ago

Everything looks awesome but the juicy oven steak is totally calling my name!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much!

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
9 years ago

There is so many delicious recipes that I want to devour right now! Like that cowboy casserole! I am sucker for tator tots and secondly that soup because I love soup, no matter the weather!

Andi
9 years ago

Our weather is so all over the place here that we eat soup all year unless it’s a particularly hot day. Definitely not just for winter! Thanks, Meg :)

Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do
9 years ago

I only like girls’ nights if I have a DD and wine flowing freely. Which I don’t do often, but it makes it even more fun that way! lol :)

Andi
9 years ago

I have read this comment over again several times and I don’t know what a DD is! Is that a typo, or am I a dingbat? ;)

Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do
9 years ago

Sorry! Designated Driver. Holdover from my wilder days! ;)

Andi
9 years ago

Ha yes of course! Sorry I couldn’t figure that one out :D

Heather | girlichef
9 years ago

I can honestly say that I wish this entire menu was my menu for the week – I want each thing more than the last. I have to say, I love a good ladies night (but that’s probably because I haven’t had one in years)…but I get wanting to stay home and chill with the hubs (my normal routine). :)

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Heather! I bet you make some amazing dinners at your house too!

Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
9 years ago

Such a delicious menu, as always!

Andi
9 years ago

Thank you, Julie!

Kelley
9 years ago

That’s not horrible! Unless its my group of friends from high school that I still hang out with – the idea of a girls night just doesn’t appeal to me. I’d rather have a family night at home. Not horrible at all friend!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks, Kelley :)

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