Meal planning is made so much easier when you use themed dinner ideas. You may have been trying to come up with fun Thursday dinner themes because what goes with Thursday?? Well, let me help you. Today I’m sharing some great ideas for your next Throwback Thursday themed dinner.
Whether you want to make this a weekly tradition or an occasional family experience, this list of Throwback Thursday dinner ideas will help you plan this week’s menu!
I love themed meal planning because it helps me come up with ideas without thinking too hard and long about it. For instance, when planning your menu for the week, your thought process might look like this:
This Thursday our themed dinner menu will be Throwback Thursday. What can I make that’s a favorite meal from my childhood?
In our household, we’re vegetarian. In fact a large majority of our extended family is vegetarian as well. Sometimes I make vegetarian dinners that are just you know, naturally vegetarian. However, sometimes I take recipes that call for meat and replace the meat with a vegetarian option.
Cozy, comforting Chicken a la King is one of my favorite weeknight dinners! Juicy chicken and tender veggies with creamy, flavorful gravy served over toast, biscuits, or pasta is a winner with the whole family, even picky kids.
A hearty plant-based dinner idea that will satisfy even meat-eaters! A Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf that mimics the classic meatloaf with no meat, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free! Get all your protein and veggies in this healthy recipe!
This Vegan DOUBLE NOODLE Chicken Soup is delicious, veganized version Campbell's soup and full noodles perfect for slurping! You'll feel like you were transported right back to childhood with this yummy 30 minute soup!
Parents and kids alike will enjoy these fun and delicious porcupine meatballs with easy pan gravy. With only a few naturally gluten-free ingredients, they’re an allergy-friendly meal the whole family will love!
Chow Mein Casserole, also known as Minnesota Hotdish, is classic midwestern casserole comfort! This ground beef and rice casserole with creamy soup and a crunchy chow mein noodle topping is super easy to throw together or can be made ahead and frozen!
Homemade chicken noodle soup with cuts of carrots and celery, tender pieces of chicken, egg noodles, and a seasoned chicken broth. It’s really the best cure-all when you aren’t feeling well and the best part is it’s a one-pot meal!
This vegan shepherd’s pie is packed with plant-based protein and great flavors! It’s easy to make, and ready in under an hour. Serve this for those special occasions, a wintery dinner, or pack it for lunch. Great for meal prep, and suitable for freezing.
This super easy homemade Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese is a gluten-free and allergy-free recipe that will blow your mind! This healthy and dairy-free version of the classic is still ultra-creamy, but secretly veggie-packed, kid-friendly, and contains no nuts or soy! Comfort food that’s quick enough for any weeknight dinner!
The simple, classic German side dish, “Gurkensalat”. This Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad is just like grandma used to make! Thinly sliced cucumber and onions, chilled and marinated in a sweet vinegar base. A healthy and delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free recipe for any gathering!
No need to buy the box anymore! This super quick and easy Gluten-Free Homemade Rice-A-Roni copycat recipe is a no-fail, vegan, allergy-free side dish the entire family will love! Just 7 ingredients (including seasoning), one-pot, and 15 minutes!
These Country Fried Potatoes are just like grandma used to make! Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. Cast iron skillet not required, but they do make the best skillet fried potatoes!
This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighter and fresher version. Perfect for your Labor Day vegan menu!
My name is Melissa Ringstaff and I've been blogging here at A Virtuous Woman since 2001. I'm a pastor's wife and homeschooling mom living in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern KY. I believe in finding freedom from perfection and living life with purpose and I want to help you do exactly that.
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