If you make dinner in the morning when you have a spare minute, you’ll save time later in the evening when you don’t.
Saturday evening was full of hockey games. Full. In two cities. At dinner time.
I spent Saturday morning in the kitchen, making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was brilliant, if I do say so myself. I got lunch started in the slow cooker and in the bread machine, and then I started supper on the stove top. I was already in the kitchen; why not maximize my time?
It wasn’t anything extravagant, a 2-pound batch of pasta salad. I slid it into the fridge to chill and went about my day.
At 4:30 when I came home from hockey game #1, I was able to feed the crew in minutes. In minutes, I tell ya! The kids gobbled down plate after plate of pasta salad, telling me how wonderful it was, what a great mom I was, and would I please do this again?
Well, that was easy.
Here are some of our favorite make-ahead meals:
- Lawnmower Taco
- Fresh Basil and Garlic Chive Lasagne
- Easiest Mac and Cheese
- Chicken and Wild Rice Bake
- Bacon Cheddar Egg Bake
- Chicken, Bean, and Cheese Burritos
- Easy Chicken and Cheese Flautas
- Pesto and Feta Pasta Salad with Cranberries
Make-ahead meals can save you loads of time. If you make dinner in the morning, dinner will happen in a matter of seconds. Like magic, but not.
This post is part of the Kitchen Time Savers series. You can follow along this month as we explore lots of ways to make more efficient use of our time in the kitchen.