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5 Weeknight Recipes You Need

5 Weeknight Recipes You NeedAre all the kiddos back in school now? My Facebook feed filled up the past couple of days from all my West Coast friends sending their little ones back. We went back over two weeks ago as did many others.

With school back in, that means sports practice, dance practice, musical instrument practice, and everyone’s favorite HOMEWORK.

My daughter is in kindergarten and I kid you not, her homework page said ALGEBRA on it. I have nothing to say to this, mostly because I don’t know what to say to this.

To make life a bit easier and the transition smoother, I’ve teamed up with Cynthia from Whole Foods | Real Families to share with you 5 options for your weeknight dinners. We won’t tell on you if you make them on the weekend too.

For those willing the cooler weather to come, try this Creole Style GumboDon’t be frightened by the words Creole and gumbo thinking it is super spicy. Check out the recipe and learn why and how this dish is not going to burn your palate.Creole-Style-Gumbo Whole Foods | Real FamiliesIf you’re looking for a meatless option, particularly if you are a follower of Meatless Monday, this Barley, Spinach, and Mushroom dish might be the ticket. It’s vegetarian because of the parmesan cheese, and if omitted, it’s easily vegan. It’s hearty and full of flavor.Barley, Spinach, and Mushroom ~ The Complete SavoristHankering for good old fashioned comfort food? Then look no further than this Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole dish. Eating whole foods means you are generally trying to eat a balanced and nutritious meal, however, that doesn’t mean from time to time it can’t be decadent. Cheese is a whole food and lends itself PERFECTLY to this classic comfort food.Creamy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole - Whole Food | Real FamiliesNot to let cheese be the only decadent item in this menu, sour cream makes it’s debut in this Chicken Paprika AKA Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. While obviously a ‘foreign’ entry, Americans have been enjoying this dish for decades. It’s a rather humble dish of onions, bell peppers, and chicken in a creamy sauce flavored with paprika.Chicken Paprika - Hungarian Chicken Paprikash ~ The Complete SavoristNo weeknight menu would be complete without a slow cooker recipe. Applesauce Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker is one of those dishes that will feel like a warm blanket on a cool fall night and make you think of your fondest of childhood memories. Apples and pork go perfectly well or else we wouldn’t have Peter Brady forever in our heads with “pork chops and applesauce.”Applesauce Pork Loin - Whole Foods | Real FamiliesWhat are your family weeknight dishes? Do tacos make a weekly appearance or does pizza? How about the all time favorite meatloaf?5 Weeknight Recipes You Need

Thank you for sharing!

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    September 3, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    What a great roundup, I want to try everything! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Well that’s just perfect! Enjoy.

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    Maris (In Good Taste)
    September 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    delicious! pinning this one for the next time i need some inspiration!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Ah thank you Maris.

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    christine
    September 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Oh yum, they all sound great and I know I could use some time savers right now. I’m loving the sound of that gumbo!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      It has me salivating too.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    September 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Dem’s good eatin’
    Wonder which one I should try first?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Gumbo. That’s my pick.

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    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
    September 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    You are totally right Michelle, I need all 5 of these recipes (but not algebra!!)

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      What is up with “algebra” in kindergarten?

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    Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits
    September 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I’m all about easy weeknight meals, this is a great collection!

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    Cate | Chez CateyLou
    September 4, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I’m always looking for some good weeknight meals, and these look awesome. That Gumbo is calling my name!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Hope you get the chance to enjoy them Cate.

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
    September 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I am always looking for more weeknight dinner ideas! Love these. 🙂 Especially that gumbo.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      That has me drooling too.

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    September 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    You can never have too many easy weeknight meal recipes, these all look so good!

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    September 5, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I want to try each and every recipe in this roundup. Delicious.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      You’ll need to tweet a couple but your family will enjoy them.

  • Reply
    Ashleigh
    September 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    What a great group of recipes – Look amazing!

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    Healing Tomato
    September 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    This is a great collection of recipes. They look very easy to make too.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      That was the aim! Thank you.

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    September 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Lots of great recipes here – love easy weeknight meals!

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