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Dinner Ideas, Please.
December 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM

So I am kind of at a loss as to what I want to make for dinner. We did soup last night and pasta the night before. I already have some cooked turkey thawed. I *think* I have some ground meat. I have chicken breasts and tilapia filets. I'm not anywhere near hungry, at the moment, so nothing sounds good. Just throw some ideas at me and hopefully something will jump out at me.

Thanks in advance!


  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    Ranch baked tilapia (FAST to fix and good!)
  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    turkey gravy over mashed (or just baked) potatoes, veggies
  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    salsa chicken: dump some salsa over the chicken breasts and bake until done, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    cut the chicken breasts into strips, roll in mayonnaise (very good if mixed with dijon or spicy brown mustard) then seasoned bread crumbs, bake about 20 minutes.
  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    Mix 3 Tbsp. dijon or spicy brown mustard with 3 Tbsp. honey. Spread on chicken breasts and bake about 40 minutes until done.
  • hugss
    by hugss
    December 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Looks like you have been given some great ideas,
    I also would like to suggest you join the *Dinner Ideas* group.
    They have tons of new recipes every day which might help you with more ideas :)

  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM
    parmesan chicken
  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    This is a SUPER simple, SUPER fast dinner to throw together! It does take 30 minutes to bake. My family LOVED it!!! I added a tossed salad and some green beans to round it out.

    Bruschetta Chicken Bake

    • 1 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced OR 1 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1 6 oz. box chicken flavored stuffing mix
    • 1/2 c. water
    • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
    • 1 tsp. dried basil
    • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place tomateos with liquid in medium bowl. Add garlic, stuffing mix and water; stir just until stuffing mix is moistened. Set aside

    Place chicken in 13 x 9 baking dish; sprinkle with basil & cheese. Top with stuffing mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Santa Fe Chicken & Rice

    • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced thin
    • 8 oz. salsa
    • 1 8 oz. can corn, drained (I used frozen)
    • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
    • 1/2 c. shredded taco or monterey pepper jack cheese, grated
    • 2 c. cooked rice

    Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat. Add chicken, cook on medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, corn and beans and heat through . Sprinkle with cheese. You can also choose to add the rice before sprinkling with cheese. Remove from heat and letset until cheese melts a bit. Serve over the rice if you didn't mix it in.

  • michiganmom116
    December 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Artichoke Chicken Bake

    EASY yet elegant, and tasty!

    • 14 oz. can water packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
    • 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

    Preheat oven to 375°. Salt and pepper the chicken breast halves and place in a greased baking dish.

    Combine the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and garlic; mix well. Spread over chicken breasts.

    Bake 30 to 35 minutes until chicken juices run clear.

    Makes 4 servings

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