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6 Items That Should Be On Your Family Menu

Family menus are notoriously challenging to organize. There’s just so much you need to think about. 

The task is even harder if you have to work at the same time. Throwing food in the oven and hoping for the best is most parents’ strategy. 

But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of things that you can do to improve your family’s menu and eat delicious food at the same time. The trick is to find recipes that are quick, easy, and satisfy everyone’s taste buds

So, with that said, what should you be eating?

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

Monte Cristo sandwiches are a fusion of croque monsieurs and quesadillas. And, as you might expect, the results are delicious. The combination of melted cheese and ham inside a toasted bread patty is a wonderful experience. 

Plus, they only take a few minutes to make. You just need a large round pan, some thick quesadilla rounds, grated cheese, and ham. For extra deliciousness, serve with pickle or chutney. 

Sloppy Joes

You can make sloppy Joes two ways, either with canned lentils or fresh beef mince. Either way, it’s a quick and easy dinnertime option. Just make a big bowl of sloppy Joes and then let everyone dollop it onto bread buns. Serve with relish for the ultimate weeknight experience. 

Enchilada Casserole 

You can have a beef enchilada casserole on the table in just 30 minutes. It’s incredibly easy to make and everyone finds it delicious. Quickly fry the beef with some onion, garlic, and spices. And then place it in a large pan wrapping it inside tortillas and then sprinkling the remainder on the top. Then top it off with a thick layer of cheese and you’re ready to go. 

Penne Pasta Bake

If you’re on a budget and want to lower your costs even more, try making a penne pasta bake. The concept is so simple. Boil the pasta and then make a tomato sauce, usually with just a tin of tomatoes, stock, and basil. Then place the cooked pasta and sauce in a baking tray, cover with plenty of grated cheese, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Once cooked, sprinkle with fresh parsley for a delicious evening meal. 

Mac And Cheese

Kids love mac and cheese. And it’s super simple to make. You just need a bag of macaroni and a packet of ready-made cheese ready to go. Then add milk or water to cook. It’s so simple, we’re surprised it’s not on the AmediCanna menu.

Crusted Tilapia

Researchers recommend that kids eat plenty of fish during the week to fuel their growing brains. But cooking it and making it taste good can be challenging. 

Fortunately, we have a quick and easy solution for you: crusted tilapia. Just sprinkle filets of fish with ready-made breadcrumbs and serve with steamed broccoli, lemon, and sweet hot sauce. 

So there you have it: a smattering of the items that should be on your family dinner menu. Which will you try?

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