Dinner Ideas

I have been so frustrated with cooking lately because I feel like I get no help doing it. I don’t bother asking what anyone wants anymore because I get the same answers, either “I don’t know” or hot dogs.

In fact I was so frustrated the other day that I took a notepad and wrote down every dinner choice I could think of off the top of my head. You know what? I came up with almost 70 choices! Nothing fancy, just regular old standbys but we tend to forget some of the classics when we get stuck in a rut right?

This actually helped me a lot. I thought I would post what I came up with in the hopes of giving you some ideas too:

  1. Roast Pork
  2. Sausage with peppers and onions
  3. Grilled pork tenderloin
  4. Shake and bake pork chops
  5. Hot dogs (of course)
  6. Hamburgers
  7. Spaghetti and meatballs
  8. Fish Fry
  9. Loaded baked potatoes
  10. Grilled thick pork chops
  11. Pan fried pork chops with mushrooms and pan gravy (easy)
  12. Soup with grilled sandwiches
  13. Steak and mushrooms
  14. Turkey breast
  15. Full turkey dinner
  16. Pulled pork sandwiches
  17. Sliders
  18. Beef Stew
  19. Chicken Pot Pie
  20. Big Salads
  21. Ribs
  22. Salmon
  23. Fried Shrimp
  24. Breakfast for dinner
  25. Meatloaf
  26. Pot Roast
  27. Mac and Cheese
  28. Tacos
  29. Nachos
  30. Fajitas
  31. Kabobs
  32. Filet steaks
  33. Chicken kiev
  34. Chicken cordon bleu
  35. Roasted chicken
  36. Fried chicken
  37. Chicken parm
  38. Fried chicken cutlets
  39. Crockpot chicken and chili sauce
  40. Stuffed chicken breast
  41. Chicken rice casserole
  42. Tuna noodle casserole
  43. Sausage and corn
  44. Pizza
  45. Wings
  46. Chicken fingers
  47. Chicken soup
  48. Beef soup
  49. Potato bacon soup
  50. Cauliflower soup
  51. Ham and Bean soup
  52. Lasagna
  53. Stuffed shells
  54. Ham
  55. Ham and scalloped potatoes
  56. Ham and Cabbage
  57. Chicken spiedies
  58. Meatball subs
  59. Chili
  60. Spaghetti and meat sauce
  61. Ratatouille
  62. Stuffed peppers
  63. Stir fry
  64. Chicken or veggie Alfredo
  65. Smoked pork chops
  66. Goulash
  67. Spanish Rice
  68. Sub Sandwiches
  69. Rotisserie chicken (dinner in a pinch)

This list really helped me see that I do have choices for dinner I just forgot what they were! Haha These are just the main dinner choices I came up with. Next post I will list all of the side choices I came up with. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me! -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

3 thoughts on “Dinner Ideas

  1. Oh, I understand your frustration! My frustration, due to strict COVID restrictions, comes from not being able to take the easy option and eat out. Not that we did it much in the Olden Days, but it was an escape hole!
    One of favourite meals at the moment is to roast vegetables, and in the last 10 minutes, add a couple of pieces of salmon. When it is all cooked, break the salmon over the veggies and drizzle with a dressing. I use a mixture of yoghurt and mayonnaise, and sometimes soy sauce. If I am feeling particularly fancy I will put it onto a bed of spinach leaves and/or cook up some peas, asparagus etc. Of course the protein can be changed ~ chicken, tofu, red meat, none. It’s one of those dishes that is maximum reward for minimum effort!

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