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July 4th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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What would say are the 2 easiest meals to prepare for your large family and they like to eat?
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July 4th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Tacos and spaghetti
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July 4th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Chick fil a. Pizza.
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July 4th, 2013, 09:44 PM
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I would have to say my homemade pizza is a hit everytime!! we love it.

And lamb and rice any variation on it !!!
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July 5th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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We do homemade pizza too the kids like.

Chili, ranch chicken pasta....
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July 6th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Spaghetti with meat or veggie sauce, salad and garlic cheese bread or breadsticks is always a hit here.

The other big hit is mini apple cheddar turkey meatloves, sweet potatoes (baked, oven baked fries, hash, grilled, or pieces baked with onion and thyme--I love sweet potatoes so my "poor darlings" have to eat them all the time!) and peas or other green veg and some apple sauce.
I use this recipe (I think originally from Southern Living?) for making the mini loaves--it only makes 8 mini loaves so I usually at least double it but it's quick--like 30 mins from start to table.

Apple Cheddar Turkey Mini Meatloaves
20oz ground turkey
1/4c Panko (japanese) bread crumbs
1 medium onion, shredded
1 medium granny smith apple, shredded
1 lightly beaten egg
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper
1 1/4 c. cheddar cheese, divided in half

1. Heat oven to 375
2. Combine all ingredients + 1/2 cheddar cheese until just mixed (easiest to do it with your hands, you don't want to over-work it)
3. divide into 8 portions, and shape each into a mini loaf on a lined cookie sheet
4. Bake 16 minutes
5. Sprinkle reserved cheese over the tops and bake 5 minutes more (often I just put all the cheese into the loaves and skip this, opting instead to bake for 20 minutes straight)
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July 18th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Chili, spaghetti, soups. My family loves mashed potatoes and barbeque meat. Either chicken or steak. We can get Petite serloin cheap. Its cheaper than chicken, so we have it at leasst once a week. Usually for Sunday dinner. We also rotisserie turkey often. I can get a turkey breast for under $7 from Target and we have a stand alone rotisserie to cook it in. Its the perfect size for our family of 6 plus my brother.
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Lasagna, enchiladas, shepherd's pie. All served with dinner rolls, crescent rolls or something side dishy to stretch it a little further.
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July 19th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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oooh yum.....can we come to your houses for dinner????


Jenilope I am not a fan of fruit and meat cooked together, BUT that does sound good the mini loafs. I think the apple being shredded makes it doable. I think I will try that recipe sometime after I have the baby.. Thats a pretty healthy and quick dinner!! just what I like !!

thanks for sharing!
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