Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Easy-to-Make Meals

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Sick of the same old meals? Try one of these five delish dinners to get you out of that food rut:

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Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

Why We Love It: The only thing that could possibly improve this sandwich is bacon -- but we'll gladly settle for avocado and melted mozzarella.

Grocery List: Tomato, avocado, mozzarella, butter, bread

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Steak and Quinoa Fried Rice

Why We Love It: This fuss-free dish makes the most of those leftover ingredients stuffed in the back of your fridge (like those scallions you swore you'd use right away).

Grocery List: Quinoa, steak, oil, ginger, garlic, scallions, eggplant, green beans, egg, brown sugar, Sriracha

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Cheesy Corn Chowder with Bacon & Gorgonzola

Why We Love It: Nothing says cool weather like an cheesy bowl of homemade soup. Sign us up for seconds (and thirds).

Grocery List: Butter, olive oil, onion, garlic, flour, chicken stock, corn, cheddar cheese, bacon, gorgonzola

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Why We Love It: Imagine your favorite football Sunday snack (wings, of course) packed into a fresh, crunchy shell.

Grocery List: Buffalo sauce, chicken, cayenne, eggs, flour, celery, blue cheese, bibb lettuce

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French Bread Pizza

Why We Love It: Perfect for foodies who love homemade pizza but hate the idea of making their own dough.

Grocery List: French bread, olive oil, pizza sauce, mozzarella, desired toppings

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