Hey There New Dads!
Today we want to talk about a problem that plagues every household – what to have for dinner. Whether you have one kid or three, finding a meal to please an entire family is a struggle. We have put these dinner ideas together for new dads because, let’s face it, when there is a baby in the house they need to step up! But honestly, these dinner ideas can be used by dads in any stage of life who want to create a tasty meal for the entire family and win some points with their wives along the way!
So, dads, here are 5 winning dinner ideas for you to try this week!
1. Breakfast for Dinner
Pancakes, eggs and bacon, waffles, or omelets. You can’t go EVER go wrong with breakfast for dinner! All you need to do to make this meal a hit is choose a menu your family will love! Some of our favorite breakfast for dinner night ideas include an omelet bar where everyone can choose their own add-in ingredients such as ham, bacon, sausage, cheese, and veggies. Or, opt for a waffle bar with topping choices such as fresh fruit, nuts, and even whipped cream! When you choose to make breakfast for dinner, you are easily able to create a meal everyone will devour and ask for again and again.
2. Lazy Lasagna
We found this recipe for Lazy Lasanga on Instrupix and think it is a recipe that every dad (new or experienced) can easily throw together for their family. Lazy lasagna consists of three main ingredients – ravioli, cheese, and pasta sauce. Layer them together to create a hearty baked casserole for your family, serve with a side of garlic bread or a healthy salad and enjoy! With this recipe, everyone can enjoy pasta night and as an added bonus the clean-up is quick and easy! One dish and you are done!
3. CrockPot Fajitas
There’s no denying that everyone loves a good Mexican meal. And, with CrockPot fajitas, you can easily make a Mexican meal your wife (and kids) will enjoy and likely have leftovers for lunch the next day! We found this recipe for CrockPot fajitas on the Simply Happy Foodie blog and think that no matter which one you choose you will have a winning dinner on your hands! Just don’t forget to buy the tortillas and your family’s favorite toppings such as guacamole or shredded cheese.
4. Build Your Own Pizza Night
Build your own Pizza night is a dynamite idea for dinner if you are a new dad! It can be a fun date night for you and your wife once the baby has gone to bed and if you have other kids they will love it as well. All you need is a few premade crusts (available at your grocery store), pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and your favorite pizza ingredients. Put all of the toppings out in bowls, let everyone build their own pizza, throw them in the oven, and enjoy! It’s really that easy.
5. Crock Pot Stir Fry
When your wife has a craving for Chinese carry-out, opt for this meal that will easily impress her instead! There are many recipes for CrockPot stir fry on the internet but we found recipes for Beef and Broccoli or General Tso’s Chicken that we think are winners! Throw these into the CrockPot in the morning and be ready to serve them when you get home for work! And, to make things easier buy a few bags of microwavable rice and you have a meal.
As you try these meals, we hope you find favorites your family can love for a long time and that will help make your cooking an enjoyable experience for everyone!