Back-to-School Recipes

On Tuesday we discussed back-to-school traditions, I thought today would be the perfect day to share a couple of my favorite back-to-school recipes.  

I usually cook dinner every week night during the school year.  Sometimes it doesn’t happen, but the majority of the time it does.  I like to make things that are easy and quick!  When no one under seven complains about something on the table, that’s an added bonus!  🙂  Here are a few of our favorites…

Pizza Joe’s….I remember my aunt making this for us one time.  Who doesn’t love a sloppy joe?  Who doesn’t love pizza?  My kiddos gobble these right up and they take less than thirty minutes to prepare.  Win-win!!

Andrea’s Pulled Pork…this is the easiest thing to make on a busy school night.  I love that there are always leftovers and the next day I’ll whip up these…

Holy Yummy!!!  These Barbecue Quesadillas are the real deal!!

Cod with Bayou Sauce…I found this recipe years ago and have been making it ever since.  We love the fish, green onions, and rice with that delicious sauce.  Yum!

Chipotle Corn Chicken is another favorite.  I can throw it all in the slow cooker and it’s ready to go at dinner time.  We eat this over rice, salad, or in a tortilla.

What are your favorite back-to-school dinners??  Time to get to thinking, girls!  It’s quickly approaching.  🙂

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  1. 8.6.15
    Kimm said:

    I'm a HUGE fan of the crock pot during the school year, especially on the nights we are crazy with activities! One of our favorites is slow cooker potato soup…right from mix and match mama!!!! It's so filling and so good!!!!

    • 8.6.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I love that potato soup!!

  2. 8.6.15
    Dawn said:

    Fun post! We do a of taco/nacho nights, breakfast for dinner, and in the fall chili and soup nights!!

    • 8.6.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      We love chili and soups for fall too!!

  3. 8.6.15
    Anonymous said:

    Yum!! Filing these away for BTS!! It's almost here!!

  4. 8.6.15
    Lisa @ Pork Chop and Possum said:

    I also love to make pulled pork! I try to make recipes that can be used in different ways, so one night I will make spaghetti and meatballs and then we will have meatball subs later that week! Have a great day!!

  5. 8.6.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    We eat tacos once a week because everybody loves them, they are so easy, and we like having the leftovers. But instead of just meat and taco seasoning, my favorite way to make them is this:
    2 pounds of ground beef
    Williams Chili Seasoning packet
    1 can of Ranch Style Beans
    1 can of tomato pieces (or rotel if you would like it spicy)

    Great on tacos or on top of taco salad!

    • 8.6.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Yum!!! Sounds delicious!! That is going on our menu asap!!

  6. 8.6.15
    Johannah Sirois said:

    I also posted about back to school meals today! We are sooo busy during school week that I sometimes find it difficult to get dinner on the table at a reasonable time. I'm anxious to hear what some of your readers post!! =)

  7. 8.6.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    They all look SO good! We made Shay's Sausage/Vodka pasta this week and my kids gobbled it up! Will your kids eat the cod? Mine like fish okay….but not if it's too "fishy".

    • 8.6.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      My kids love fish…well Ebby Lee saw a fish get cut up in Florida at a pier and she hasn't been able to recover from that. Before that they all ate it well. 🙂

  8. 8.6.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Yum to all of this! I'm all about making something that can be used to create multiple meals all week.

  9. 8.6.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Haha, I am with her – I like to eat it, but well after it has been in "fish form"!

  10. 8.6.15
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    Those pizza joes sound amazing!! For weeknights, we use the crockpot a ton & I love soup too! So filling & easy to throw together!

  11. 8.7.15
    My Bashful Life said:

    Your pizza joes look so good. We love sloppy joes in our house so this would be a fun change with a sprinkle of cheese on top! Love your blog and adorable family, I blog at I would be so happy if you could come for a visit.

    xoxo Mickey

  12. 8.7.15
    Leslie said:

    That chipotle crockpot chicken sounds! Nothing like coming home from a long day and dinner in the slow cooker is ready! Perfect antidote to fast food. Thanks for sharing.

  13. 8.13.15
    Cara Carroll said:

    We love that fish dish…one of our most favorite meals! SO glad you like it, too!!!