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Our Family’s Favorite Dinner Recipes

Do you need some dinner ideas? Here are a few recipes I’ve tried recently and received thumbs up from even my pickiest eater.
Rotisserie Inspired Whole Chicken by Taste Love & Nourish.
I prepared this right before I put it in the oven and it was still absolutely delicious. Take the time to use a spoon to separate the skin from the breast and rub the olive oil/herb mixture in there – it makes for a very flavorful bird.
One Hour Roasted Chicken by Melissa at No. 2 Pencil
I also tried this roasted chicken recipe recently and it turned out juicy and tasty.

{Melissa/No. 2 Pencil via I Heart Naptime}

3 Envelope Pot Roast by ???
I cannot for the life of me find the original source for this photo, but it is all over Pinterest and Facebook. {If you know the source, could you let me know so I could credit it? Thanks.}
We were VERY skeptical on this but decided to give it a try after reading rave reviews.
FYI, the ingredients are high in sodium, but this is so stinkin easy – perfect for one of those weekends when you are running around to kids’ sports all day! Just throw it all in the crockpot before you head out, and come home to a tender, flavorful pot roast.
It was a HUGE hit with my family….we have made it at least 3 times in the past few months.
High Temperature Eye of Round Roast by Lyn B on All Recipes
Top Round is not an expensive cut of beef which usually means not very tender, but there are ways around that, like slow cooking in the crock pot all day. I didn’t think about dinner until Sunday afternoon, so slow cooking was out. This recipe that calls for putting the roast in an oven heated to 500 degrees, turning it down to 475 for 20 minutes, and then actually turning the oven OFF and not opening the oven door for 2.5 hours, was intriguing to me. (Not quick, but also not requiring 8 hours.)  The roast turned out perfectly and everyone enjoyed it. I made Bernaise sauce to serve with it and there were no leftovers.
A complaint-free dinner where everyone just eats is so delightful!!
Ultimate Crock Pot Pork Roast by Marie on
This recipes calls for crushed pineapple, which I have substituted with Motts Pear Applesauce. I know – it’s a weird substitution, but my kids didn’t like the pear applesauce as a snack, and I had to packages of them (12 cups!) in my pantry. I snuck them in this roast and guess what??? The kids RAVED about this and keep asking me to make it again (of course – it was sweet!).
With leftovers, I mixed in a little BBQ sauce and made pulled-pork sandwiches.


Ina Gartner’s Beef Bourguignon
Minus the pearl onions everyone in my family loves this. (I’m the only pearl onion fan here – how about you??)  I don’t serve this on grilled bread, but rather with some creamy mashed potatoes and a green veggie. Anything in a sauce is good in our house; bacon is a huge bonus!

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Vel Criste

Wednesday 9th of April 2014

I wanna try the envelope pot roast! I can smell it thru this post already! mmmmmmmm!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

Wednesday 9th of April 2014

Thanks for the great ideas! I'm always looking for good slow cooker recipes. I don't use it as much as I'd like to.

pam {simple details}

Wednesday 9th of April 2014

I love it when you share recipes you've tried, and big bonus if it goes in the crock pot!! I think my boys would love the roast, I'll definitely be adding that to our list! Btw, I'd eat just about anything served with mashed potatoes! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Oh these all sound so good. Hugs, Marty

Kris @ Driven by Décor

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Thanks for this - I've gotten in a meal cooking rut and need some new options. Will definitely try some of these! (BTW - just like you I'm the only onion fan in my family - what's wrong with them?)