Friday, June 22, 2012

Five Make-Ahead Dinners

I am away for a few days and decided to have the girls help me make a few dinners to throw in the oven for simple yet healthy meals. When I attended #TypeACon last year the girls ate fast or processed food the entire time I was gone. There is no guarantee that will not happen again this year but there is a better chance with healthy meals ready to cook.

Here are five of our favorite make ahead dinners for when you want to leave the kitchen!
  1. Tomato, Basil & Cheese Pasta. This is a dish from a Rachael Ray Cookbook, Cooking Rocks! for young children. We love this dish.
  2. Daddy's Favorite Lasagna. We shared this yesterday. Every time we make this meal the girl's daddy thanks us for all of our work in the kitchen. He loves it.
  3. Mini Spaghetti Pies. These are easy to make ahead and then reheat. We made a lot of these while the girl's daddy was away recently with the military. So simple to make, freeze, and reheat.
  4. Muffin Tin Meatloaf. This dish is just like the Spaghetti Pies, yummy and simple. We make these a lot.
  5. Pork Roast. I left this dish in the slow cooker yesterday morning before I left. We have this a lot because I love how delicious it is with so little effort.
We would love to hear what is your favorite Make-Ahead Dinner. This Sunday we will also be sharing another great dish for those moments when you want dinner ready for the oven. Check back with us for #SundaySupper.

Time to make the meatloaf.

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  1. We were staying at my parents house dog sitting this week so I made a few casseroles to bring with us for easy dinners. I made a chicken and black bean tortilla casserole and buffalo chicken mac and cheese. It was so much easier to bring premade food along than trying to bring all the ingredients and cook. I love getting new ideas for make ahead meals even just for busy weeks.


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