Another week, another meal plan ready for you! And this week we’re feeling sentimental, throwing back to some of our favorite childhood recipes…with some sophisticated upgrades. Your kids may even have fun getting in the kitchen to help you cook these too.
They were our favorites as kids, so maybe your kids will eat them too? Too good to be true? We hope not!
So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up on ingredients before the weekend’s over to make your weeknights that much easier.
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If your childhood dinner table was no stranger to Tuna Noodle Casserole, you may want to try this yummy fix-ahead recipe at The Cozy Cook. It’s got the creamy, carb-y comfort that kids will love, and the make-ahead option is great for busy weeknights.
Meatloaf was part of our regular dinner rotation when I was a kid — without the ketchup sauce, thankyouverymuch. This Turkey Meatloaf at Foolproof Living is a lighter option, but still juicy and satisfying. And those hidden veggies are a great way to sneak some more vitamins and minerals into your kids’ diets.
Take microwave fish sticks to a more grown-up level with these homemade Fish Sticks at Dinner then Dessert. You can use them on tacos, in sandwiches, or just with some veggies on the side. This is such a fun throwback dinner.
I loved when mom would make beef stroganoff when I was little, and this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff at The Gracious Wife is a great option for our busy schedule. I can start this in the morning and it only gets tastier as it simmers all day. It only takes a few minutes for the noodles to boil, and dinner is done.
When we needed comfort food, my mom would whip out a can of Campbell’s tomato soup and make the world’s very best grilled cheese. This Grilled Cheese & Butternut Squash Soup at Butter Be Ready is a bit more sophisticated, but a perfect upgrade for fall weather.
For dessert, we’d always have brownies and ice cream. But skip the mix and make these from-scratch 10 minute Brownies at Spoonful of Flavor instead. So worth the few extra minutes it takes to wash the measuring cups.