Monday, October 8, 2012

Make-Ahead Marvels

As a new mom, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for make-ahead meals. Something I can make the night before or earlier in the day while Danny is snoozing. If dinner is waiting in the wings, it's much less stressful when hunger pangs strike at 6:00 p.m., and Danny, the husband, and I all want to eat at the same time.

Here are some of my favorite make-ahead meals from the Hot Dinner Happy Home archives:

Overnight Oats II: Everyone says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And one can only eat so many bowls of Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal.

Ham and Cheese Toasties: Put these simple and delicious sandwiches together when you have a chance and pop them in the fridge. When you're ready to eat, just heat them in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup: This soup is filling enough for even the heartiest appetites.

Chicken Packets: These reheat beautifully so you have dinner and lunch for the next day. Double bonus.

Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy: Another slow cooker recipe. This is feel-good food.

Tuna Noodle Casserole: This is a fresh take on your mom's classic recipe that doesn't use cream-of-anything soup.

Turkey Meatloaf Florentine: Healthy. Easy. Delicious.

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