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I’m at a loss on what to make for dinners for 5… Pinterest has been no help so I…

I’m at a loss on what to make for dinners for 5… Pinterest has been no help so I come here to find help 😩😩😩 pllleasseeee send me your favorite meals and recipes😍 we are a very open pallet family, we eat all kinds of meat (chicken, beef, turkey, ham, pork), we eat all different culture (Vietnamese, Jamaican, Haitian, Chinese, Korean)! We eat a lot of pasta too! I’m all here for casseroles, main dish with sides, all in one skillet dishes.

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  1. Francie Stapleton

    Chicken stuffing casserole


    * 4 chicken breasts
    * 1 (6 ounce) package Stove Top stuffing mix (amount can vary depending on how dry or wet you like it)
    * 1⁄2 cup sour cream
    * 10 1/2 ounce) can soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, or cream of celery.)

    * Place chicken breasts in the bottom of crock pot.
    * Pour dry stuffing mix over chicken.
    * Mix sour cream and soup and pour over chicken and stuffing.
    * Cook on low for 4 hours.
    * Fluff all ingredients and serve.
    This means shred chicken and lightly blend together

  2. French’s crispy chicken is great and easy

    2 cups of frenches crispy onions (or offbrand)
    2 table spoons of flour
    One packet of ranch seasoning
    3 pieces of 6 to 7 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
    1 egg

    1. Mix flour, crispy onions, and ranch seasoning in gallon sized ziplock and crush the onions (not to fine you’ll coat the chicken with these)
    2. Dump onto a dinner plate
    3. Crack an egg in a bowl
    4. Dip chicken in egg coating entirely
    5. Press chicken into onion pile on both sides firmly to get onions to stick
    6. Bake in oven at 350 for 20 mins

    This is for 3 people, for 5 just double the ingredients

  3. Chicken & dumplings,green beans,corn on cob,Stouffers lasagna with a salad , pork chops , fried potatoes and pinto beans, kfc, taco salad, sometimes we do breakfast for dinner

  4. Victoria Harless

    Chicken fajitas is what I made this evening. There is parmesan chicken, cubed steak in gravy, spaghetti, bar b que meatballs, chicken and broccoli bake, mexican casserole, meat loaf,hot dogs or hamburgers.

  5. also I recently started buying the whole pork tenderloins already marinated I would do 2 for a party of 5 but they go on sale sometimes for 7 each I buy a few and freeze then put them on the grill and serve with rice and veggies huge hit in my house

  6. Nikita-Hull Ben-Gisby

    Pasta bake
    Spag bowl
    Cottage pie
    Stew and dumplings
    Sausage mash onions and peas with gravy
    Liver and bacon with onions and mash
    Chicken nuggets and noodles
    Sausage casserole
    Ribs with rice and coleslaw
    Corned beef hash

  7. Mary Diehl Weller

    Brown the meat, add a little taco seasoning. Roll the meat mixture in corn tortilla, lay in a casserole dish. Mix a can of wolf brand chili and a med size jar of pace picante sauce. Pour this mixture on top of the tortillas. Cover with cheese and bake until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Everyone has liked these!

  8. Francie Stapleton

    Take boneless pork chops or pork stew so you don’t have to cut.

    Strip it up and make a stir with some bean sprouts water chestnuts and either birds eye Asian medley or the broccoli, carrots, snap peas, and water chestnuts steamables. If making for several or you want leftovers use a bag of each. Cook in a little olive or peanut oil. Add low sodium soy sauce while cooking.
    I cook up the meat, presteam the veggies in the microwave till almost done, but still crunchy. Add to meat and a little more soy sauce. For a low carb meal eat just like that, or add only half amount of lo mein noodles(cook on side first) than you plan how many servings. I usually use 1 1/2-2 portions and break in half. If you want to put over rice you can. Both ways taste good.

  9. Best thing I ever did.
    Monday- Asian
    Tuesday – Mexican
    Wednesday -leftovers
    Thursday- American
    Friday- Greek

    I assigned the kind of food to the day and then pushed myself to try new recipes for those days (weekend were for our normal recipes) after about 3 weeks it built a pretty substantial arsenal to work with.
    Now I loosely work with this idea throughout the week and Added instant pot recipes so I can build my choices for that .

  10. Kailey Huggins Wiener

    Today I went grocery shopping and bought things to make walking tacos, cabbage and corned beef, chicken enchiladas, cabbage rolls, sloppy Joe’s, burgers and salmon

  11. Francie Stapleton

    Biscuit and gravy casserole Ingredients
    * 1 pkg Biscuits *I use Pilsbury, 8 count
    * 6 eggs
    * 1 pkg peppered gravy mix *2.3 oz package
    * 1 lb sausage *we used mild, any flavor works
    * 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    * 1/2 cup milk
    * salt/pepper (to taste)

    * Grease and 9×13 baking pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    * Cook sausage in a skillet and drain grease once sausage is cooked through (no longer pink).
    * Cut the biscuits into small pieces, about 4 pieces per biscuit.
    * Line the bottom of your prepared pan with the biscuit pieces.
    * Spread the cooked sausage on top of the biscuit dough pieces.
    * Sprinkle shredded cheese over sausage. • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together, adding salt/pepper as desired.
    * Pour egg mixture over the shredded cheese.
    * Prepare gravy according to package directions and pour over the egg mixture.�

    * Place pan into preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until egg/biscuits are cooked.
    * Remove pan from oven and serve! Enjoy!

  12. Kami Mote Barnes

    I’m making cilantro lime chicken and rice for dinner, you can cheat and use the rice a Roni box or squeeze 1 lime and add chopped cilantro to your rice while it cooks….I do mine in the oven so it’s one and done….I live for Pinterest

  13. Caitlin Dalonzo

    One pot tomato basil pasta is amazing!!! Martha Stewart’s recipe is a good start. You can doctor it any which way you want!
    1 box of spaghetti/pasta of your choice
    Cover with chicken broth
    Chopped fresh basil (measure with your heart)
    1cup halved cherry tomatoes
    4/5 cloves garlic minced
    1 medium onion thinly sliced
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    We add a can of black olives
    Start stirring after it boils. I stir frequently
    Serve with salad and garlic bread! It’s amazing!

  14. Kristina Marozzi

    Chicken noodle casserole, chicken noodle soup, beef stroganoff – all three super easy. Use rotisserie chicken for both chicken dishes – casserole use 1 can each cream of chicken and cream of celery mixed with the chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder then mix in cooked egg noodles and bake for 25 mins at 350. Soup add chicken broth, chicken, egg noodles, celery, carrots (I use canned), salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder and bring to a boil then simmer on medium low for 30 mins or so.

    Beef stroganoff I brown a pound of ground beef with garlic, salt and pepper, sometimes chopped onions. Add in 2 cans cream of mushroom, 2 cans beef broth, and cooked egg noodles and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 15-20 mins on medium low

  15. Cheesy goulash: hamburger browned with onion, cooked elbow noodles, tomato soup, velveeta
    Hamburger stroganoff: hamburger browned with onion, cooked egg noodles, cream of mushrooms soup, sour cream
    Pizza Casserole: hamburger browned with onion, cooked rotini noodles, 2 jars pizza sauce,. Mix everything together and put in 9×13 dish, cover with pepperoni and shredded cheese bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

  16. This is a recipe that I made up… I call it picante chicken…

    Can easily be doubled – just the chicken, not the sauce

    In a rectangle (preferably glass) baking dish pour in 1 large jar of Pace picante sauce, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of mustard and 6 or 8 splashes of worchestershire sauce (optional) and mix together… On top of the picante sauce mix add 4-6 chicken breasts or thighs or even strips… Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until chicken is done… During the last 10 minutes of cooking top chicken with shredded cheese… I serve mine with yellow or white rice, broccoli and cheese and crescent rolls…

  17. Made from scratch chicken parm, thin spaghetti with red sauce, steamed veggies and garlic bread. Tonight’s dinner 💜

  18. I personally have a photo album in my phone of recipes (that I’ve found & saved by going thru posts in this group). I buy whatever meats are on sale for the week and then go thru my recipe photo album to decide what to throw together. I keep a lot of “base” stuff on hand – cream soups, sour cream, shredded cheeses, seasoning packets, pasta, etc. I also implement at least 1-2 “feed yo self” nights. (It’s just me and 2 teenage boys that are definitely capable of feeding themselves lol).

    Example for this week I got chicken breasts, pork butt and ground beef on sale – Saturday was grilled chicken parm, Sunday was tacos, monday was pulled pork sliders (Hawaiian rolls) and baked beans, Tuesday was Philly cheesesteak skillet meal (a box meal I found like hamburger helper), tonight is feed yo self or help yo self to leftovers, tomorrow is chicken & zucchini casserole and Friday will probably be tater tot hot dish to use up the rest of the ground beef (that I already cooked as I made the box meal last night).

  19. Spring rolls, oriental lettuce wraps, fried rice, stir frys, beef and broccoli, pineapple chicken- can of pineapple juice, some soy sauce, whole white or yellow onion with drumsticks- cook till done serve over rice, homemade pizza/calzones, ceviche

  20. Each family member should list their favorite 3 (or more) dinners. This will give you 2 weeks of meal ideas.

    Here is how I narrow down ideas:
    • Mon = meatless or pasta
    • Tue = taco
    • Wed = crockpot or What’s Left Wed
    • Thur = breakfast
    • Fri = fish/shrimp
    • Sat = fun food
    • Sun = cozy, comfort food

  21. Melessia Brauer

    5 people. 5 days in a week. Each person is responsible for choosing (and preparing, if appropriate) the meal for that day. Weekends are leftovers. We’ve done it this way for years and it relieves the burden off of one person! You are a superhero, but even superheroes have side kicks! 🤩😉

  22. I actually have a sheet on the side of the fridge with meal menus broken down into various catagories, one of beef dishes, chicken dishes, pork dishes, fish dishes and fast and easy, when I am stumped I look the sheet over and it gives me ideas.

  23. Shannon Rodriguez

    Korean- beef bulgogi!!! Spaghetti with the works- pretty much your favorite pizza toppings, sauce, noodles, and cheese. Recipe is: Cook spaghetti according to pkg directions, while that is cooking, brown pepperoni until the edges curl, add your favorite pizza veggies ( ours are peppers, onions, olives, both green and black.) Saute 10 mins. Drain spaghetti, add sauce. Simmer 10 minutes, add noodles and cheese. Stir well. Serve with salad and garlic bread. I use a variety of cheese in mine.

  24. Kathy Miele Seabury Sampson

    When my kids were growing up, I used to make a bone-in turkey breast; baked as per directions. I would also make stuffing, mashed potatoes and some acorn squash .. modified t’giving dinner. But it lasted for some time. Two days worth of fresh leftovers, and then I’d portion and freeze the leftovers

  25. Tabitha Lunaire

    I made a really good Sushi bake a few nights ago – pan fry 1 salmon filet (about $5-$6 near me) per person, 1/2-1 cup of rice per person, and make a little crab salad with some imitation crab and kewpie mayo – mix salmon into it and cover your rice with it in a casserole dish. I drizzle kewpie mayo and siracha on it, and bake in oven at 350 for 15-20 min. I serve with seaweed wraps on the side and everyone in my fam loves it!

  26. Debbie Moser Stone

    Fried chicken, gravy made from grease of fried chicken, biscuits! My favorite meal that my mama made. It was my birthday request meal from the time I could make a decision.

  27. I got the large popsicle sticks, went thru on every single one and put a meal my family likes. Put them in a cup, and draw out 7 each week. Put the used ones in a separate cup until I’ve used all of the meals up. Makes it easier to shop for supper and I don’t have to pick.

  28. Michelle Clementi

    Tots. Chicken cut up in chunks. Shredded cheddar and monterrey jack cheese. Buffalo sauce. Season the tots with chili powder and cumin. Bake until crispy. I Sautee the chicken with Buffalo sauce and a little butter until done. When tots are done pour chicken on top.. cover with cheese and bake until melted. You can garnish with bacon and green onions

  29. McKenzie Stevens

    if you have seen the show chopped this might be fun for you and it has been helping me figure out what to make for dinner. Have someone pick 3 to 5 ingredients at random and make a meal using at least all of the ingredients. you could also have each family member pick 1 ingredient so everyone is involved.

  30. Desiree Georges

    Im Haitian and cook a lot. Boyon soup is great if you want that recipe. Message me. Coconut rice. Fish. Shrimp. Neck bones. Chicken. I cook all that in diff ways. Or seasonings. Depends on my craving. I can also do vietnamise or Thai style cooking. Italian and french too. I have all cultures in me.

  31. Petula Vandenberg

    For many years: Sundays we had shake n bake chicken, potatoes, a veggie (lots of times green beans), applesauce and dessert.
    Saturday was some kind of one pot dish and supper was something like pizza, nasi, or hamburger dish.
    The rest of the week it was some kind of meat, potatoes and veggies

  32. Debra Lynn Beasley Johnson

    Pork Chop/Apple/Stuffing Casserole

    Spread a can of apple pie filling on bottom of casserole.
    Sprinkle with cinnamon.
    Layer seasoned pork chops (I season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary) on top of pie filling.
    Top with stuffing, made a little extra moist.
    Cover and bake about 30 to 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
    Remove cover and bake additional 10 minutes.

  33. I am obsessed with pinterest, we do tacos , shredded meat in crock pot then make
    I have two boys 13 and 10 and each boy gets to pick one dinner a week it really helps with them eating hope this helps

  34. I made a Pinterest recipe called crockpot Olive Garden chicken pasta. So easy & a family favorite!

  35. I figure out a months worth of meals. Then my husband gets to spin a numbered wheel and the corresponding meal on my list is our meal for the next night. Makes it a bit more interesting.!

  36. Michelle Clementi

    Potatoes… chicken breast..cream cheese..cheddar cheese shredded..mozzarella cheese shredded..heavy cream..jalapeños. I Hasselbeck the potatoes in a cast iron.. put around the outside rim. Bake for about an hour. I mix the jalapeños small chopped…(5/6) 2 packs of cream cheese and the shredded cheese.. about a cup each and heavy cream as needed. Mix that together. I use chicken tenders.. put those in the cast iron in the center and pour the mixture over to cover. Bake it for about another 30 minutes until the chicken is done. Really good.. quick..

  37. There is an app calling Supercook. You put in everything you have in your freezer, fridge, pantry, even spices, etc. it will give you recipes what you can make with what you already have. It has gotten me out of dinner suggestions and my family loved them.

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