Easy Family Dinner Ideas for the Holidays

by Alli

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It’s December.  I have guests coming for Christmas and I’m in the middle of not one, but two bathroom renovations.  I’m talking all the way down to the studs reno. What was I thinking?

The holidays can be hectic! It's a good thing I have STOUFFER'S® Lasagna in the freezer! I start off dinner with an antipasto platter. A salad and garlic bread completes my dinner.

Bathroom Renovation in December!

The contractor has promised that both bathrooms will be completed before Christmas. My fingers are crossed and my dining room is overflowing with stacks of tile, paint, and every fixture known to mankind.  Who knew so much was required for such a small space?

My family and I live in an older home that we’ve been remodeling forever.  Does it ever stop?  I don’t think so.  I’ve often heard that reno projects cost more than the initial quote and the project takes longer than the contractor said it would. I can attest that both of these things are true.

Between the renovation project, Christmas shopping (I’m so far behind) and getting the house ready for Christmas guests, dinner preparation can sometimes get lost in the shuffle.  That’s why I try to always have a backup plan for easy family dinner ideas.

Stouffer's Lasagna - Easy Dinner Ideas for the Holidays

Head to Walmart!

When I’m shopping at Walmart, I always stop by the freezer aisle for easy family dinner ideas.  STOUFFER’S® Family Sized Entreés, Lasagna with Meat Sauce is a family favorite. I usually add garlic bread and a salad in a bag and dinner is done.

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Easy Family Dinner Ideas

Antipasto Platter

While the lasagna is baking, I like to serve an antipasto platter while the family catches up on each other’s day. This is the easiest platter to put together and it gives me time to spend with the family instead of time in the kitchen.

Antipasto Platter for Easy Dinner Ideas for Hollidays

Here’s what you’ll need for your platter:

  • Marinated Olives
  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Crackers

Easy Family Dinner Ideas - Stouffer's Lasagna

Ideas for Family Holiday Dinners

Arrange all the ingredients on a platter and dig in.  Be sure and leave room for the lasagna.

Easy Meals for Family Dinners

You can find more delicious recipes to pair with STOUFFER’S® Lasagna on the Flavorful Moments Pinterest board.  What’s your favorite side dish?