Easy Dinner Recipes

Week Two

The second full week of easy dinner recipes with entrees and side dishes. Our easy dinner ideas this week include a tasty meatloaf recipe, an easy to make crock pot recipe, and other home cooked favorites.

If you’d like to print the individual recipes (instead of the complete weeks’ worth at one time), the link to each recipe is at the end of that day's recipe.

Day One Easy Dinner Recipe


Brown Sugar Meatloaf Ingredients:

½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
1 ½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¾ cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs (about 10 crackers)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 5 x 9 loaf pan.

2. Press the brown sugar into the bottom of pan and spread with ketchup.

3. In a mixing bowl thoroughly mix all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.

4. Place loaf on top of ketchup.

5. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices run clear.

6. Serve with mashed potatoes, buttered corn and brown-n-serve dinner rolls.

*Brown Sugar Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn and Rolls








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