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Make Dinner in the Morning to Save Time Later

Posted By Jessica Fisher On October 14, 2013 @ 8:40 pm In Good Eats,Meal Planning,Time Management | 7 Comments

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.

Make dinner in the morning to save time

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:

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.

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