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5 More Weeks of REAL Dinner Menus

Feeling like you are in a weeknight dinner menu slump? Look no further than these real dinner menus approved by Mom, Dad, and 3 particular eaters in the Serbinski house.

Feeling like you are in a weeknight dinner menu slump? Look no further than these real dinner menus approved by Mom, Dad, and 3 particular eaters in the Serbinski house.

I’m back again with round 2 of my real dinner menus. Why do I call them REAL? They are flexible. They are made on a whim. They are often substituted out with cereal or frozen waffles if Mom is too tired to cook. Oh, and did I mention they are super, super simple.

When I shared my first post of real dinner menus, I shared some insight as to what my food rules are [i.e. snacks before dinner are always fresh fruit or veggies thanks to my weekly dose of produce prep]. I also shared that while we don’t always eat the same thing every night that our kids eat, we try to give them some variation. Or we have sushi and they have dinosaur chicken nuggets. Flexible my friends. That’s what I’m trying to teach myself and my family when it comes to eating in or out.

So here you have it: 5 more weeks of real dinner menus in the Serbinski house. Recipes may or may not be included! If I’m not linking to a recipe that means I likely googled something similar for inspiration.

Week 1:

Feeling like you are in a weeknight dinner menu slump? Look no further than these real dinner menus approved by Mom, Dad, and 3 particular eaters in the Serbinski house.

Recipe for hummus baked chicken

Recipe for skillet nachos [I added leftover steak to ours]

Hospitality Recreation
Pretty sure my crew [myself included] would eat nachos every night of the week!

Recipe for steak fajitas [in the slow cooker and served with rice and avocado and cheese for the bowls]

Pizza night -> refer to the bottom of this post

Week 2:

Joe

Orange chicken was frozen from Trader Joe’s

Tomato soup was from a can of good old Campbell’s

Recipe for sausage, peppers and onions

Menu
This batch was made in the slow cooker- but we did our sausage on the grill the last time I made it.

Pesto chicken was cubed chicken breasts sauteed in some store-bought pesto

Week 3:

Menus-Plaisirs du Roi

Sesame ginger turkey was ground turkey mixed with a little sesame ginger salad dressing. EASY and a different way to dress a salad!

The beef and potato skillet was a good one! But the lighting was bad and I couldn’t get a good picture. All I know is I used frozen pre-cooked potatoes and that was game-changing.

Recipe for turkey pesto meatballs

Pesto
The easiest turkey meatballs you’ll ever make!

Week 4:

Pie menu

Recipe for Caesar dressing

Trader
My Mom’s famous Caesar salad dressing is always a go-to for me when I want her cooking!

Recipe for chili [just remember to add beef!]

Week 5:

Dominos

Can you tell my family likes pizza and meatballs? We also eat breakfast for dinner when Dad has a late night!

Lemon cucumber sauce… mmmm… I think I mixed plain yogurt with dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, and some finely diced cucs.

The ranch chicken bites were made by breading chicken breast cubes with panko breadcrumbs and ranch seasoning mix.

If we aren’t ordering Jet’s Pizza or Dominos, here’s how we do Pizza Night in the Serbinski house:

The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce

A Guide to Making Homemade Pizza

Fig Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza

Need some more dinner menu inspiration? Then you might like these posts:

50 Kid-Friendly Meal and Snack Ideas

15 Themed Dinner Ideas

25+ Easy Family Dinner Ideas

Ok. I’m tired. And not really in the mood to cook tomorrow night… anyone else?! PS. Can you tell I took these photos on a rug in our mudroom? That’s REAL for ya! 🙂