Now that my roommates and I have been in our house for over a month, we are slowly settling into our routines. I leave for work in the early morning while one goes to her morning class. When I get home, the other has left for class and one just got home. By the time dinner rolls around, it is dark and we are all gravitating towards the couch.
Thankfully we are all so close and enjoy the evening to have family dinners which I highly encourage to keep your roomies close! We take turns cooking and cleaning, but have been together in the meal planning, grocery shopping, dinner making process!
Thanks to my friends at Pinterest, here are a few notable meals that we have made that are easy, cheap, and good for the whole house!
1. Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Rice
It is so easy to throw some shredded chicken into rice and bake it with loaded cheddar cheese. You cannot go wrong with this dish and you can add any greens on the side to get in some veggies. Plus, it gives you time to hit the books while it bakes in the oven.
2. Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Alfredo is a fan favorite in our house. We love to mix pastas and sauces with fresh greens and chicken! It is so easy to toss together on the nights before grocery day!
3. Chicken Quesadillas
Add some taco seasoning to some shredded chicken and throw it in a tortilla shell with all of your favorite taco toppings. Our griddle has been the MPV for making us great quesadillas the past few weeks. Great and cheap buy!
4. Taco Wednesdays ft. Homemade Guac!
Taco Wednesdays, as we would call it, are for soft or crunchy tacos and homemade guac! Shout out to his dad for the easy guacamole recipe.
1 large avocado
1/2 diced tomato
1 tbs chopped garlic
Salt & Pepper & Garlic salt
Dashed of Lime Juice
1/4 cup cream cheese
5. Stuffed Shell Lasagna
Stuff some boiled shells with ricotta cheese, spinach, Parmesan and drawn it in either white or red sauce (we’ve done both and loved it!) This one is also easy, effortless, and can bake while you check your email.
6. Ritz Cracker Crusted Chicken
This recipe is from my moms house and it also an easy one to bake. With chicken, the sides are endless, from potatoes to green beans, we love to get fancy with our sides!
7. Veggie Stir fry
Left over rice? The roomie and I used it in our frozen stir-fry. Yum!
8. Breakfast for Dinner
Always a favorite at my house. Grab some bacon and use pancake mix to change up the dinner plans for the night. We recommend brown sugar as your pancake topping of the night!
9. Crescent Roll Chicken Roll-ups
Stuff any frozen crescent rolls with cheesy, chicken, veggies mixes to make easy roll-ups in the oven!
10. Treat yo’ Self!
Every once in a while it is good to treat yourself. We may live together, but we don’t always get the time to catch up. Going out on dates with your roommates once a month will let you all breathe and catch up from your crazy, college lives!