Easy Weekly Dinner Menu 36: Easy Dinner Ideas PLUS News for Bloggers!

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

Easy Weekly Dinner Menu 36 - Featuring Beef Nachos with Sriracha Cheese Sauce, Chicken Pho, Salmon Alfredo, Oven Roast Beef and LOTS MORE!

Hello there, friends! How has your week been? Mine was a bit of a doozy with PTA meetings and other distractions, so we ended up eating a spread for dinner twice (cheese, crackers, fruit, etc.) and ordering pizza once. I also tried one new recipe that was a bit of a flop, so all that did not add up to a lot of new material for your weekly dinner menu. DON’T WORRY. I still have a great weekly dinner menu full of easy dinner ideas ready for you!


  1. Perfect Oven Roast Beef and Sauteed Spinach with Cranberries and Feta – This roast is so juicy and flavorful, but it’s very easy to make! The spinach with cranberries and feta only takes a few minutes to prepare but will impress your family or guests. I also served this with mashed potatoes.Perfect Oven Roast Beef with Tri Tip or London Broil CutsSauteed Spinach with Cranberries and Feta | The Weary Chef
  2. Pan Fried Catfish with Greens and Cornbread – This is not just one but three recipes all rolled into one! It takes about 40 minutes to make this dinner, and it might be better suited for a weekend meal than a busy weeknight. It’s definitely worth the effort!Pan Fried Catfish with Greens and Cornbread - A complete Southern meal! via wearychef.com
  3. Cajun Salmon Alfredo – The title of this one really speaks for itself, so I’m not sure what else I can say to make you want to try it! This pasta is delicious!Cajun Salmon Alfredo | The Weary Chef
  4. Nachos with Homemade Taco Meat and Sriracha Nacho Cheese Sauce – This is definitely my favorite recipe of the week, and it’s another one that is actually two recipes that go great together.Nachos with Homemade Taco Meat and Sriracha Cheese Sauce | The Weary Chef #mexicanfood #nachos #sriracha
  5. Buttermilk Baked Chicken with Creamy Easy Mac and Cheese – These juicy chicken drumsticks are inexpensive and easy. You can bake the mac and cheese at the same time. Add in a side salad or sliced tomatoes and call it dinner! Buttermilk Baked Chicken - Simple way to make very juicy chicken! | The Weary ChefCreamy Easy Macaroni and Cheese - Stir cold ingredients with cooked pasta and bake for a deliciously cheesy side dish! | The Weary Chef
  6. Greek Salad – This salad has already been on my menus a few times because it is our go-to dinner salad. The grown ups and kids alike enjoy this one, and it goes great with garlic bread on the side. I’m always looking for any excuse to eat garlic bread. If you really want to treat yourself, try this Irresistible Cheesy Pesto Bread!Greek Salad with Chicken - #easy #healthy #dinner by @wearychefIrresistible Cheesy Pesto Bread
  7. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho) – Finally, I hope you will try this authentic-tasting Asian chicken soup.  This homemade pho is perfect for soothing a sore throat, but you don’t need to be sick to enjoy it!  Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho) - wearychef.com

That’s it, folks! Thanks so much for coming over to see these seven easy dinner ideas. Which of these dishes will you try this week?

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.


11 years ago

I can’t even pick this time–all good. Worst part is that it’s supper time and you’ve showed me these gorgeous food pix and I have no get-up-and-go to make them. Thinking tonight is our cheese-and-cracker spread. But soon very soon I have soups to make and roasts to roast. I love the pink in your roast. Mine never look that amazing. And pan-fried catfish? Sign me up!

But, I think all I have energy for tonight (though I know your recipes are easy, quick, etc–I’m just drained enough that opening a cereal box is the most I can expect of myself) is making a negroni :-)

11 years ago

Hi, Liz! I completely understand what you mean about not having the energy to cook even an easy dinner. That’s why we had cheese and crackers and pizza this week! I can never just have cereal though because I love a good dinner too much to skip it. Cheese and cracker spread IS a good dinner though, and it will go perfectly with a negroni ;)

Do you have an oven safe meat thermometer? I have a digital one with a probe that stays in the meat, and I can set an alarm to go off at my desired temperature. I always use it for roasts and turkeys. That’s how I got the pink color, just baked to 145 degrees. Let me know how it goes! Thank so much for coming over!

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