Almost two years I ago I posted our family’s favorite meals. Since then we have added quite a few and taken away some so I thought I would take the time to do it again. Especially since in January I got most of our meals off of one site and we found some great additions to our meal rotation.
A lot of these recipes come from The Pioneer Woman - over the summer last year I scoured her website for new recipes we could try (sensing a theme in my cooking?!) and found some great ones. I will say there were quite a few we didn’t like but I’m glad we tried so many because we found some new favorites. Our more recent additions come from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds and her list of 23 Crockpot Recipes.
After Work Chicken Noodle Soup (I had homemade dumplings to this and it is so good!)
BBQ Cranberry Chicken (in the Crock Pot)
Bowtie Chicken Alfredo (Photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Chicken Quesadillas (or any other quesadilla)
Chicken Spaghetti (probably our favorite of all time – photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Sesame Chicken (Slow Cooker)
– I serve that with Simple Sesame Noodles - goes great together!
Tanise’s Chicken Casserole with Ritz & Rice (do NOT make this unless you are really feeding a crowd – it makes a ton!!)
Beef Stroganoff (in the Crock Pot)
Hamburger Soup (photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman – this is SOOOO good!)
Mini Meatloaves (probably the 2nd favorite meal in the house especially when I had homemade mashed potatoes!)
Sour Cream Noodle Bake (photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Sweet & Sour Meatballs (in the Crock Pot)
Updated Shepherd’s Pie (or any other Shepherd’s Pie – I always made extra mashed potatoes when we have mini meatloaves and use the rest for Shepherd’s Pie)
Wahoo! Chili with Beans (this is a Tastefully Simple recipe)
Other Meat Recipes
Apple BBQ Pork Tenderloin (really, really good!)
Perfect Potato Soup (photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Pork Carnitas (in the Crock Pot)
Teriyaki Pork Chops (in the Crock Pot)
Pepperoni Pizza Burger (photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Beef & Bean Burritos (photo by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)
Layered Enchilada Bake (a grown-up favorite!)
Nacho Chicken (in the Crock Pot)
Pineapple Chicken Burritos (in the Crock Pot and surprisingly very good!)
This is by no means an exhaustive list and I’m always looking for new recipes that our family will enjoy. I couldn’t find a good link for: Chicken Parmesan or Sausage Hoagies but we make those quite often along with spaghetti and tacos – though I usually reserve those for when I’m not home so Kirk doesn’t have to cover a complicated meal by himself.
I hope this list gives you a few ideas when it comes to your next weekly or monthly meal planning. Let me know if there’s a website full of recipes you love or if you have a favorite one to share! Also, let me know if any of the links above don’t work :)