With the change in the weather, all I can think about is comfort food!
Mac and cheese, and pot pies and broccoli-cheddar soup and some Indian style spicy chicken curry and rice! 😊 Additionally, some hot dark chocolate and the ultimate fall favorite, pumpkin spice latte sounds great!
But on a serious note, when you get home exhausted from work, the last thing you want to do is cook or clean. Or is it just me? I find that I have a hard time coming up with creative dinner ideas and I am Indian! Ha! I have been told that there are so many varieties of Indian dishes that I should never have a problem picking a perfect recipe each day!
My husband and I love all kinds of dishes. Skipping meat on some days and with the exception of all red meat, we love to try different methods of cooking. He is the cook for non-vegeratian dishes and often times, after I ask him how he made something (because it was so delicious!!), he would shrug and say, “I don’t know. I just mixed and added ingredients and this happened”.
Trust me, he is not lying! He is humble and never pays attention to quantities.
I love working from a recipe or even writing one down as I prepare. That way, I can replicate the dish later. He wings it and everything turns out great 🙂
Drawing from this moment, here are some delicious and rather quick dinner ideas to try with your family.
10 Delicious Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms
1.Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
My favorite Italian dish is lasagna. When our daughter was born, I used to make these and stick in the freezer for later use.
2. Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
Easy to make and perfect comfort food for tiring days.
3. Tomato and Tortellini Soup
This is so delicious! My husband is big fan of soups and he loved it when we first tried this recipe.
4. Spicy Thai Noodles
Another favorite! It is super easy to make and we added chicken to it. Limit the spice if kids prefer it that way.
5. Chickpea Curry with Rice
Of course I had to share an Indian dish 🙂 It is such a simple dish to make, one of the simplest among Indian dishes but it is so delicious. Plus chickpea/garbanzo beans have great health benefits so that is just an added star right there!
6. Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
Mac-n-cheese is one of the best comfort food ever. However, adding a little bit of cauliflower not only makes it heavenly but also healthy 🙂 The kids won’t know and it will most certainly make a dinner idea.
7. Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake
This is one of those meals that you can make and freeze for later. It is packed with delicious ingredients like artichokes, basil, cherry tomatoes and olives. Yummy! Filling and does not take too long to make!
8. Chicken and Potato Casserole
Another easy and a comfort dish! You just throw the ingredients together and set it to bake. Since we do not eat bacon, I skipped it in our dish but it was still delicious.
9. Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings
Who does not love this comfort-party-eat-anytime dish? Throw in some home made salad and you will have a fun meal ready.
10. Apple Butter Onion Chicken Burgers
Mouth-watering game-day kind of food but they will make great filling-food for dinner. The pattis can be something pre-made and frozen for later also.
Hi! I am Ashna. I am a working mom of 2 little girls, and I love organizing, writing and learning new ways to balance work and family life. If you like what you read, please do comment and share 🙂 !