Hello there! I hope you have had a stupendous week full of tasty dinners, but now it’s time to think about what you will eat next week. Last Saturday, I may have gotten a little too big for my britches with my menu full of fancy dishes. I’m already too big for my literal britches, so I don’t need my blog’s pants getting too tight too.
This week, I’m bringing you some completely casual, family-friendly dinner recipes. Two of them are fun takes on sandwiches that I especially hope you will try. Please leave a comment to let me know which recipe is your favorite (or least favorite). I love to hear from you!
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Now, let’s get to your easy weekly dinner menu!
- Tuna Melt Tostadas – We LOVED this dinner! These tostadas are easy to make, fun to eat, and delicious.
- Homemade Pizza with Yogurt Crust – Try out this easy pizza crust made with Greek yogurt and top it with your favorite ingredients. Who needs delivery?
- Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole – How does this sound: Cubes of sourdough and ham covered in a cheesy sauce and topped with baked tomatoes? You have to try this fun casserole recipe! (You can substitute pasta for the bread if you’d like.)
- Mexican Chicken Soup – If you have leftover chicken on hand, you can make this tasty soup in 10 minutes! It’s still a 30-minute meal even if you have to cook the chicken.
- Fork Tender Steaks with Green Beans and Gravy – You can’t beat a one-skillet meal that costs under $10 for a family of four! I know it isn’t the most beautiful dish you’ve ever seen, but believe me when I say that it more than makes up for it in taste!
- Tilapia Sandwiches with Spicy Mayo – In case you are looking for a real sandwich instead of a recipe inspired by a sandwich, this is one you’ll want to try for sure. This dinner can be on the table in about 20 minutes!
- Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff – Nothing says easy like a slow cooker recipe, and my whole family loves this one. Serve it up with some asparagus or a side salad, and dinner is served!
the tuna melt is tops with me :-) Though none of the others look shabby either. But am sill trying to move through “fiesta week.” Have only done the carnitas and taquito (casserole)–seems we’re never home for supper or we’re eating leftovers. (Or popcorn, which was supper last night.) Next up (not sure when, but sometime this week for sure) is salmon nachos (!), so will report back.
Also, I failed on Happy Hour this week-sorry :-( Just couldn’t get my act together. And now the weather is cooler and I’m not feeling the sangria. Lately it’s been all about the Manhattan and whiskey sours for me. Though for sure looking forward to next Friday. Thanks for all the work you do on your end, Andi :-)
oh, and p.s. How goes the PTA duties?
Hi, Liz! You strike me as someone who would definitely enjoy snickering while constantly dropping tomato and lettuce during dinner, so I’m sure you will enjoy the tostadas (besides the fact that they taste good)! Your Fiesta Week seems to be lasting more than a week ;) I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering what happened after the taquitos. Definitely come back to tell me how you like the salmon nachos. That is one of my very, very favorite meals!
In San Francisco, we freeze all “summer,” and then it gets hot in the fall. I forget that other people are starting to get cooler weather in the rest of the normal world. I will take that into consideration for this Friday’s drink!
Now, I’ve got to go get some PTA business done…
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness says
I like your idea for pizza, I love making homemade pizza. The pizza crust recipe is so different from anything I have ever tried. This recipe is on my list to try. Thanks for sharing.
Hi, Dawn! What are some of your favorite pizza toppings? If you have a favorite pizza dough recipe, feel free to come back and share it here and I will give it a try. Thanks so much for your comment :)
betsy @ desserts required says
The Tuna Melt Tostadas look like a perfect weeknight meal. I hope to make them this week when the insanity of activities kicks in!
Hi, Betsy! These are definitely good for weeknights. I made one for lunch in my toaster oven, and it was ready in about five minutes! (I already had the tuna salad in my fridge.) Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!