Oct 21, 2008

21 Meals

I just read somewhere that most family meal plans consist of 21 "Family Favorite" meals,
In other words, most families have about 21 meals that are the standard fair at the dinner table.
This got me thinking....
If I had the ingredients for just 21 meals in my freezer and/or pantry at all times, I would never have a moment of "Oh Crap!! What am I gonna make for dinner?!?"

How great would that be??
So I had to figure out, what are my 21 meals?
I like to try new recipes, so you never know what you'll find on our plates.
But, as I tried to think of our 21 meals I realized that we do, in fact, have about 21 meals that are always in the rotation. They are my standby meals. Everyone loves em and they are our comfort meals.
Here is my list in no particular order.
I didn't include side dishes, just the main course.

21 meals

1. spaghetti
2. smothered steak
3. grilled steak
4. bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts
5. beef stew
6. Cajun chicken fettuccine
7. Pork tenderloin
8. Meat loaf
9. Jambalaya
10. Roast chicken
11. Breakfast
12. Pork chops
13. Burgers
14. Hamburger gravy
15. BBQ/smoker foods
16. Chicken Ceaser salad
17. Chicken Breasts w/ Stuffing
18. Lasagna
19. Mexican Lasagna
20. Taco Salad
21. Fajita’s

What about you?
What foods are in your list?
I'd love to see some of your favorite family meal ideas!
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  1. My list is similar,with spaghetti and chili right at the top, too. We probably eat a lot more slow cooker food than we need to as well because of my work schedule.Hrm...you've given me something to think about.

  2. I don't think my list would make it to 21. Most of our sides are always the same, some steamed vegetable, and either rice, mashed, baked or mac & cheese.

    1. spaghetti (though its with bowties) and sausage
    2. BBQ pork chops
    3. lemon pepper grilled chicken
    4. lasagna
    5. belgian waffles
    6. french toast (egg bread as we call it)
    7. thin, quick fry steaks or pork chops cooked in a skillet with italian dressing
    8. porketta
    9. YIKES, better start reading cookbooks!!1

  3. I'm going to have to think about this a bit before I come up with a list of stuff - especially since for way too long it's been too easy to talk the hubby into getting us "outside food", you know, like delicious Thai food (oodles of varieties of stir-fried noodles!), Mexican food (carne asada tortas are my fave!), ... we've been a lot better about eating in, making our own foods nowadays, from a $$ and health point of view.

  4. Dana, I'm going to post a 21 meals list tomorrow around noon. Also besides loving your blog, I love your playlist :)

  5. I'm not sure I can come up with 21...

    Fajitas (chicken)
    Thai pizza
    Shepherd's pie
    Stuffed meatloaf
    Italian pork roast
    Pasta (all kinds-with homemade
    Alfredo and/or tomato sauces)
    Cedar plank BBQ Salmon
    Mexican wraps
    Taco casserole
    Hamburger soup
    Salmon soup (we love soups)
    BBQ Marinated Flank steak
    BBQ Pork Tenderloin
    Roast chicken
    Chicken breasts (baked with
    artichokes, sundried tomato & provolone cheese - a favorite)
    Chicken Pot Pie
    Any white fresh fish

    Hey, that's 22!

    Love your blog. It makes me laugh regularly!

    Nancy Peacock

  6. Not exactly sure how many I have, but here's my list!

  7. i don't think we have 21 meals. i have a picky husband and son but here goes:
    1. spaghetti
    2. ham
    3. hot dogs
    4. meatloaf (son doesn't like)
    5. hamburgers (son doesn't like)
    6. grilled cheese
    7. tortellini
    8. man n cheese
    9.chicken nuggets
    10. fish stick bites
    11. canned ravioli (i can't eat cus of msg)
    12. baked beans

    and that's about it. to keep me from being totally bored, i make yummy stuff for lunch that no one else likes to eat. :)

  8. Hmmm...I'm going to have to sit down and really think about this.

    And can we get the recipe for Mexican Lasagna?!

  9. Thanks y'all! I love seeing what other people eat. ;)

    I'll post the Mexican lasagna recipe tomorrow... it's yummmy!

  10. 1 Lamb Roast
    2 Roast Chicken
    3 Crumbed Lamb Loin Cutlets
    4 Ham Steak & Pineapple
    5 Grilled Eye Fillet Steak ~ Rare
    6 Beef Steak Pie
    7 Grilled Fish ~ Flake
    8 Egg & Bacon Pie
    9 Pasta ~ With Bolognaise Sauce
    10 Chow Mein ~ Home Made
    11 Apricot Chicken Casserole
    12 Egg & Bacon Pie
    13 Pizza ~ Hot n Spicy
    14 Toasted Ham Cheese & Tomato
    15 Pumpkin Soup
    16 Savoury Scones ~ Yummy
    17 Lasagne
    18 Quiche ~ Lorraine
    19 Pavlova
    20 Lamingtons
    21 Vanilla Slice ~ Secret Recipe

  11. I want to come eat at your house ! I make boiled dinner and cabbage casserole and hamburger soup and every one loves those , plus alot of the things you have listed as well.


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