Quick & Easy Mid-Week Dinners

 

It seems it gets harder and harder to get the family together for dinner between work, school, and sport schedules. However hard, I think it’s so important to at least come together for 30 minutes.  You get to catch up on your day, hear & solve problems, and learn about accomplishments of the day. I know the last thing I want to do when I get home is to cook an elaborate dinner. I have found some recipes that my family likes that you can cook ahead of time so you can actually enjoy your family time.

Chicken Pot Pie

Frozen Pie Crust

3-4 Large Chicken Breasts

Family Size Mixed Vegetables

2-3 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup (low-fat or fat- free)

Seasonings of choice

Preheat oven to 375. Cook & season chicken. Cut cooked chicken into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl mix chicken, vegetables, soup, and seasonings. Pour into pie crust and place 2nd pie crust on top. Poke holes on top crust using fork. Back 1 hour.

chicken pot pie

 

Chuck Wagon Casserole

1 lb Lean Ground Beef

1 Can chili beans (15 ½ oz)

½ Cup Onion & Green Bell Pepper Chopped

¾ C Barbecue Sauce

1 Can Mexican-Style Corn Drained

1 Package(8 ½ oz) Corn Muffin Mix

Preheat oven to 400. Chop onion and pepper. Cook ground beef, onion, and pepper. Drain. Stir in chili beans, barbecue sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Spoon into 9” baking dish. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions, stir in corn. Spoon over meat mixture. Back 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Bean Tacos

4-5 Boneless Chicken Breasts

Taco Seasoning Mix

1 Can (4 ½ ox) Chopped Green Chilies, undrained

1 Can (15 oz) Pinto Beans

½ Can Tomato Sauce

Fresh Garlic

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Guacamole

Flour Tortillas

Salsa & Hot Sauce

Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix. Pour tomato sauce, garlic, green chilies, and beans over chicken. Cover and cook 7-8 hours. Shred chicken in slow cooker and mix. Spoon into tortillas.

 

These are really quick and easy recipes. Enjoy and enjoy your family time!

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