Melissa Kaylene: 12 Quick Weeknight Family Meals

Friday, August 1, 2014

12 Quick Weeknight Family Meals

Things have been so busy this past week with the county fair going on that I seriously didn't even realize until I sat down last night that August is already here – and that means school is already just right around the corner! I can honestly say that this summer has flown by faster than any other summer that I can remember and I’m honestly quite sad. I’m not ready to get back into the full swing of routines and schedules with the kids.

12 easy weeknight meals #foodie #sp

One of the things that I have been slacking on a lot lately is having a dinner plan ahead of time and prepping meals before, oh like 5 pm! I have always done a pretty good job in the past, but lately you’re lucky if I know what we are eating an hour before dinner! I know that I can’t keep doing that when school starts back up and soccer season begins, so last night I began searching through new recipes at to get some inspiration for new quick weeknight dinners that weren't just the same thing that I get bored with making.

Yes, I know, I should have been in bed asleep. If it’s any consolation though, we did have an amazing thunder and lightning storm around one am that was quite a show – so I just listened to it while searching for recipes. J

There are a few recipes on here that you could make a double batch and freeze half of it for another weeknight meal too. I try to do this quite often because sometimes I feel like I don’t even have 30 minutes to make dinner, so I can take out the meal in the morning and then warm it up in the evening.  Enchiladas, mini meat loafs, fajita mix, and some pastas work really well.  I’m hoping to take one afternoon this month and just cook up a bunch of meals and then freeze them for September. I've been talking about doing it again but really just need to schedule one day a month and do this again. When I've finally got it all figured out you’ll be the first to know!

What are some of your favorite quick dinner recipes to make for your family?

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  1. Yum! Those look fantastic. I especially love the look of the shepherd's pie pockets. And easy is the key word when it comes to meals during this busy time of the year! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. These all look so good. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above