5 Affordable Dinners to Celebrate Family Meals Month

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5 Affordable Dinners to Celebrate Family Meals Month

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September 7 2023


September is Family Meals Month, the perfect time to bring everyone together for delicious food and good conversation. With busy school and work schedules, finding time to gather for a meal can be difficult. But with these affordable and tasty weeknight dinner ideas, the whole family will be rushing to the table.

By taking the time to share meals with loved ones, we can nourish our bodies and relationships while creating memories that can last a lifetime. Learn more about the Family Meals Month initiative and the lasting impact family meals can have here.

  1. Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks

    The secret to these Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks? Crushed croutons! This recipe uses butter-garlic-flavored croutons, but you can get creative and use your favorite crouton flavor.

  2. Honey Mustard Pork Chops

    Juicy pork chops glazed with an easy, sweet and tangy honey mustard sauce will bring a mouthwatering flavor combination to your plate.

  3. White Cheddar Broccoli Mac and Cheese

    This isn't your ordinary bowl of mac and cheese — enjoy a savory bowl of cheesy noodles, crumbled bacon pieces and broccoli. 

  4. Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole

    Put a nutritious twist on a classic comfort food favorite — this recipe is made with cauliflower veggie tots and dietitian-approved ingredients containing lower sodium and less fat.

  5. Italian Skillet Lasagna

    Layers of oven-ready noodles, savory meat sauce, creamy cheese and white sauce come together in a cast iron skillet. No one will be hungry after this delicious family meal!