Trying to get out of a cooking rut? Here are a few mom and kid approved recipes we made last week.
A bunch of family friendly dinner ideas
Here’s what I made for dinner last week! I’m starting to share these weekly dinner ideas to help all of us get out of that cooking rut.
I promise, all of these are kid friendly and your family will love them.
If you missed last week, you can see it RIGHT HERE.
Here’s what we ate last week.
On Monday, we ate HAMBURGERS.
It was our annual family back to school dinner, so I grilled up some hamburgers per the boys’ request.
- boiled corn on the cob
- crispy tater tots
For dessert for our back to school night dinner, I made PEACH COBBLER.
I used the SALT LICK COPY CAT RECIPE HERE, and last time I made it I made a few alterations and it was much better. So here’s the recipe with the alterations:
On Tuesday I made BREAKFAST BURRITOS for dinner.
What we put in our breakfast burritos:
- scrambled eggs
- ground breakfast sausage
- tater tots
- cheddar cheese
- salsa (I use THIS RECIPE)
- Tortilla Land tortillas (these come uncooked and are the best ever)
- Tortilla chips (to eat with our salsa)
- Red grapes
On Wednesday I made CREAMY CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA.
This was a new recipe I’d never tried before and it was super good.
- The only adjustment I made was with the heavy cream. 1 cup seemed excessive and heavy, so I just did a splash of half and half to make it creamy but not over the top. It was perfect.
On Thursday we had LEFTOVERS.
On Friday we had PANINIS again. We had this same recipe last week and it was such a hit (and we had leftover ciabatta rolls and salami) that we made it again.
This time I added the roasted red peppers to mine and it was delicious.
- Kettle Chips
On Saturday, we had company in town, so we took them out for BBQ.
On Sunday, I made PORK CHOPS. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’ve never made pork chops in my life — Philip isn’t a huge fan (he loves all other pork), so I’d never bothered to make them. But for some reason he requested them, and then we found out company was coming.
Always scary to try out a new recipe when company was here, but they turned out so good, and they were really easy.
I actually combined two recipes:
- Take and Bake Italian Bread
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (recipe below!)
This PARMESAN ROASTED CAULIFLOWER was also a new recipe I’d never tried before, and it was delicious.
When I went grocery shopping, I only bought one head of cauliflower, not realizing we’d be having company. I wish we’d had two heads of cauliflower cause everyone devoured this. Even my kids gobbled it right up. Will definitely be making it again.
For dessert on Sunday night, I made CHOCOLATE SCOTCHEROOS. They’re a regular in our home and they’re so dang good.
They have approximately 1,000,000 calories per bar, but I don’t even care. They’re amazing.
- The only thing I change with the recipe is to refrigerate them, and then take them out of the fridge about 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to eat. They’re best when the chocolate on top is hard but the rice krispies are a little soft.