I can’t believe this is my 42nd easy weekly dinner menu, only 10 weeks away from a year of blogging! I can hardly remember a time when I didn’t take dozens of food photos every day. Who cares what’s ten weeks away though when Thanksgiving is less than THREE weeks away?! Are you getting excited about stuffing yourself with turkey and pie very soon? I sure am!
This week’s menu is focused on soup with a few other recipes thrown in for variety. Even Fiesta Night (our weekly Mexican-inspired meal) was soup this time around. I think I have some good dishes for you here, so let’s dig in!
- Easy Potato Soup (with sneaky cauliflower) – Ooh this was good. Really good! It’s like a loaded baked potato in a bowl.
- Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Parmesan Ranch Chips – You have seen these tasty burgers on a past menu, but the homemade potato chips are brand new. They are fun to make and even more fun to eat!
- Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Soup – This is the recipe I wrote for TodaysMama this week, and we really, really liked it. It’s inspired by Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup, which I tried recently and loved. It’s super simple to make and perfect for busy weeknights!
- Chinese Chicken Coleslaw Stir Fry – I think bagged coleslaw mix is so handy, and this recipe is an example of a fun, tasty way to use it! Leave out the rice in this dish if you are looking for a low carb meal.
- Chicken and Dressing Casserole – Who can wait three weeks for their cornbread dressing fix? Not me, that’s for sure! I hope this satisfying casserole will tide you over until the big day.
- Six-Ingredient Meatballs with Gravy – These meatballs are as good as they are easy, and that’s pretty darn easy. Serve them up with steamed green beans tossed with a little butter, salt, and pepper for a family pleasing dinner.
- Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings – This is such a warm, hearty dinner perfect for cool evenings!
I hope this menu makes you a little less weary at dinnertime. Have a good week, and I’ll see you back here soon!
You are taunting me here, Andi, as I don’t have time to cook this week (shouldn’t even take the time to read blogs ;-) ) due to multiple project deadlines and the usual busy evening activity schedule. And I want everything you’ve made! We’ll be living on leftovers (though sadly, your soup is gone :-( ) and the kids’ Halloween candy (hey, Snicker’s has protein AND carbs, yes?) through next Monday. Then I’ll circle back and see if I can whip up that turkey burger and the chips.
Hope things are well enough on your end. Forward march…
The good news is that multiple deadlines sounds like business is good! Pizza delivery or dressed up grocery store pizzas are always good too, or SUPER easy dinners like sausage sandwiches. I’ve told you before that I love to eat too much to skip a meal!
Heaven forbid I skip a meal–no, never! We’ll just be eating from our fridge. Though I was just thinking about reheating a pot roast tonight when the 7-year-old (our short one) told me we just had to get food at Chipotle tonight as it was school fundraiser night. Had I been paying attention to PTA notices (sorry!) or had she brought home the flyer, we could’ve planned for it. Instead, she and my husband went out to pick it up, the line was long so she ate in the car as my husband dropped the rest of food off and took her to karate. My tall one (age 11) and I had a full 20 minutes to eat before we ran off to her Girl Scout meeting. How’s that for a family meal? I swear–planning doesn’t do much here. It’s all about flexibility!
Phew—thanks for the vent. How was your evening meal?
Popcorn doesn’t count as a meal, you know ;) You are a good person for going out to Chipotle for the fundraiser even though your evening was so hectic! We never have evening activities, so it’s easy to plan dinner every night. I hunker down by 5:30ish every day, which is less about planning and more about being a little crazy about the evening schedule. My kids go a wee bit nuts at the end of the day, so we’re all spent by then! We had sausage stir fry for dinner, which is an oldie but goodie around here. I have been meaning to make it again for months. Stay tuned for a new photo on Saturday!
you’re wrong, popcorn does too count as a meal. Though I’d take some of that sausage stir-fry if offered ;-) Ah ha, just wait until your boys start sports, etc. You’ll be even wearier!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
I’m really intrigued by the beef enchilada soup. Definitely going to have to try that one day, Andi!
It was pretty spicy. I loved it! Thanks for coming over, Julie :)