Tuesday, May 03, 2011

50 Dinner Ideas

After trying to create a monthly menu plan for awhile now, I had almost given up. It never fails that everyone is unhappy with what I planned. I decided to make a list of dinner ideas, with a list of breads and a list of sides. Then I made everyone ELSE fill out my menu with the concept that they will fill in one meat dish, a veggie side, and a carb dish for each night of the week. Now Saturday is our family pizza night, but they picked, mixed, and matched the meals they wanted. I filled in the blanks of course, but now if they complain they don't like dinner all I have to say is that they need to put more input into next month's calendar. By giving them a list of 50 meals to choice from, the combinations are endless.

  1. Fruit Stuffed Pork Roast
  2. Pecan Crusted Pork Chops
  3. Marinated Steaks
  4. Chicken Enchiladas
  5. Coconut Chicken
  6. Sweet & Sour Chicken
  7. Rotis
  8. Coconut Lime Shrimp
  9. Beef Roast – garlic, thyme, rosemary, soy sauce, and mustard seeds
  10. Asian Pork Roast – soy and hosin sauce
  11. Lasagna
  12. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
  13. Fajitas – chicken or beef
  14. Hamburgers
  15. Pork Strips wrapped in Bacon
  16. Chicken in Mushroom Garlic Sauce
  17. Seasoned Chicken – onions, garlic, herbs de provence, and parsley
  18. Lemon Chicken
  19. Pretzel Crusted Chicken
  20. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  21. Pork Roast in Bourbon Sauce
  22. Pork Roast in Root Beer Sauce
  23. Smokey Pork Roast – smokey seasoning, apricots, and mustard
  24. Beef Carbonara
  25. Stroganoff
  26. Mango Glazed Pork Chops
  27. Breakfast for Dinner
  28. Meatloaf
  29. Pizza
  30. Chicken Bacon Calzones
  31. Baked Spaghetti
  32. Mongolian Grill - kind of like stir fry
  33. Honey Whiskey Glazed Steak
  34. Beef Tips in Wine
  35. Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  36. Taco Night
  37. Sloppy Joes
  38. Chicken Fried Steaks
  39. Oriental Crispy Chicken
  40. Pork Rubbed Chops
  41. Paninis
  42. Ciabatta Bread - Ciabatta (or Italian) bread cut in half with alfredo sauce, chicken, and cheese
  43. Pork Chops with Sliced Ham in a White Cream Sauce
  44. Coke and Lime Pork Roast
  45. Bruschetta
  46. Quiche
  47. Beef with Fried Rice
  48. Fondue Night
  49. Honey Glazed Salmon
  50. Breaded Pork Chops
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1 comments:

Amy said...

I have been doing this for months. I do more than just dinner. I make them pick out every meal. I don't want to hear, I don't want that for lunch or dinner. It use to be such a headache. Now I make them make the grocery list for the weeks menu. Next step make them do all the shopping LOL