Choosing what to have for dinner can be harder than one may think.  It's easy to get in a rut and cook the same old stand by's.  Here's a few recipes that I compiled with Mother's Day in mind.  They are relatively easy to make, don't require a ton of clean up, and they look good.  If the photos and recipes are any indication, then they taste great, too.  I double-dog dare all the kids {that are old enough to cook of course} and men out there to cook the mothers in their lives something special this Mother's Day.  Here are 12 great ideas of what to have for dinner!

What To Have For Dinner

1.  Balsamic Pork Tenderloins ~ Combine garlic, rosemary and balsamic and you get this easy oven roasted tenderloin.

2.  Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce ~ The juice and zest of a lime plus a little bit of garlic equals a tasty but oh-so-simple salmon recipe that meets the need for a great meal. all crafts 6 Summer Seafood and Fish Recipes 3.  Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut on Asparagus Sauce ~  Meal time will be smooth sailing when you put this fish-dish on the table! You can’t go wrong with the delicate flavor of halibut accompanied by the savory and salty tones of the prosciutto.  As if this combination didn’t already have you on board, it is accented with a bed of pallet cleansing, gentle asparagus sauce. Yum! all crafts 6 Summer Crock Pot Recipes {ditch the hot oven} 4.  Crock Pot Chickpea Stew with Balsamic Caramelized Onions ~ This recipe is packed with healthy, flavorful ingredients and is accented with a Mediterranean flare.  Yummy! {vegetarian}
all crafts 6 Delicious Chicken Recipes
5. Chicken Oscar ~  Chicken Oscar is an easy dish that will satisfy your hungry family year round. This delicious recipe is sure to make it into the ‘family favorites’ category, too. all crafts 60 Tasty Recipes For Easter Sunday 6.  Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing ~ This salad has the perfect blend of fruit with the apples, pears, and dried cranberries. The salty cashews also balance out the sweetness.  Plus it doesn't require cooking meat! {vegetarian}

Family Dinner Recipes

all crafts 6 Roast Chicken Recipes {how to guide} 7. Citrus and Rosemary Roast Chicken ~ This Citrus and Rosemary Roast Chicken is so moist and flavorful.  Enjoy it with some potatoes and Maple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts. 8.  Lamb Burgers with Garlic, Shallots and Feta on a Homemade Rosemary Focaccia Bread  ~ Mix ground lamb with garlic, shallots and feta to create this flavorful spin on the burger. Add the homemade rosemary focaccia included with this recipe post and you have a very satisfying meal. all crafts 16 Of The Best Soup Recipes for Winter 9. Chili chicken tomato soup with tortillas ~ This chipotle tomato soup from Meals in Heels cookbook with shreds of chicken, crispy tortilla strips, avocado and fresh lime looks really delicious. all crafts 14 Scrumptious Ground Turkey Recipes 10.  Asian Lettuce Cups with Ground Turkey & Green Apples ~ “Asian Lettuce Wraps” or “Asian Lettuce Cups” are always fun and delicious.  This recipe has been updated  to be lighter, more refreshing and healthier.  No goopy cornstarchy sauce! 11.  Broiled Salmon with Spinach and Feta Sauce ~ This lovely dinner only takes 10 minutes to prepare! Enough said. 12.  Angel hair with Spicy Shrimp ~ Here's another recipe that looks amazing but only takes a few minutes to prepare.  It has the wow factor without the labor factor.  {wink!}

More Family Dinner Recipes:

You can check out even more amazing Mother's Day crafts, activities, printables, homemade gifts, and recipes over on the Tip Junkie Mother's Day site! Thanks guys! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials. Also, If you have an activity you’d like featured, feel free to submit it to the Tip Junkie site. It just takes a second. {wink}

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