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Easy weeknight dinner idea

Now that school is starting back up our leisurely summer nights are being replaced with homework, soccer and all the fall craziness. To make things easy I turn to my favorite easy weeknight dinner options. When I say easy, I mean 10 minutes and on the table type of easy. I also mean well rounded and something my kids will love. And bonus points if the meal is one that can be served in a fun way to make our crazy weeknights easting together a little more fun. This is easy if you have a stocked dinner party drawer to pull from.

Here are a few other favorite easy dinners:

I’ll be sharing a couple ideas this fall to make meal time more fun and don’t forget about the conversation at the table. Part of the joy of making an easy dinner is having extra time to enjoy each other! Try these dinner conversation cards to get everyone talking.

For this week we tried out a fun combo of garlic roasted chickpeas, State Fair® Classic Corn Dogs grabbed at our local Walmart and pickled vegetables. It’s a quick weeknight dinner combination that is fun for the whole family. Served up in cute fair like hot dog holders makes for an on the go meal that will work any night of the week.

This would definitely be a manners off meal in my book! One of the things I strive for as a mom is having the best of all worlds, just not every night.

So while some nights we might host massive dinner parties and cook full Octopus to serve, obviously a manners on night. Another night we make an easy meal like this on the run. My kids know both worlds, which is exactly how I want it. I love the flow that happens when our kids are comfortable in all situations and can sit down at any ones table, anywhere and feel right at home.

Roasted Garlic chickpeas

 

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Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

The garlic roasted chickpeas can cook at the same time as the corndogs, even on the same pan even - making clean up a breeze.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpeas, Garbanzo beans, Roasted garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 680 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • Olive oil
  • 3 heads garlic minced
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place in a bowl.
  2. Mix with 2 Tbsp Olive oil & garlic. Lay out on a roasting pan.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.Roast for 15 minutes with oven set at 400 degrees.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 680
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The kids love this meal and I love serving up a weeknight dinner that I don’t have to stress about. We round out the meal with our favorite pickled vegetables made well ahead of time and basil for mixing in with the chickpeas.

Corn dogs are one of those nostalgic meals that I remember eating as a kid. I mean who can resist a hot dog wrapped in breading on a stick! It’s like they were made with kids in mind. ;)

How do you do weeknight dinners? I’d love to know! We are giving away movie tickets to the new Teen Titans Go! movie over on Instagram, submit your dinner ideas via my photo over there, with our hashtag to win! And take the Teen Titans Quiz right here to find our which teen titan your kid is.

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PS. 8 ways to make weeknight dinners more fun.