9 Make-Ahead Weeknight Dinner Ideas
Weeknights around here can get super busy with homework and after school activities, plus I try to carve out family time. So whenever I find a way to make my day run more smoothly, I will take it and I will also share it with you. I have found that making dinner ahead of time can really be helpful. When it is 6pm, youre just getting back from soccer, youre exhausted, and everyone in the house is screaming for dinner is no time to have to tie on the apron. These make-ahead dinners for busy families are easy to fix, easy to store, and still oh-so-good to eat! This collection of recipes includes chicken patties, homemade chicken nuggets, chicken lettuce wraps, shrimp scampi, lasagna roll ups, beef ravioli, chicken enchiladas, creamy taquitos, and slow cooker alfredo. Yum!
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1. Make Ahead Chicken Patties :: Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
2. Chicken and Avocados Lettuce Wraps :: Kim @ Once a Month Meals
3. Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos :: Seeded at the Table, adapted from Our Best Bites
4. Chicken Enchiladas :: Happy Money Saver
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli Alfredo :: Happy Money Saver
6. Homemade Chicken Nuggets :: Six Sisters Stuff
7. Baked Beef Ravioli ::Thriving Home
8. Rosemary Shrimp Scampi :: Thriving Home, inspired by Cooking Light Magazine
9. Lasagna Roll Ups :: The Pioneer Woman
Get set for cooler weather and busy nights with these great resources hand-picked by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams!
- Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker
- Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Stay Or Go Slow Cooker
- Crock Pot SCR450-PT 4-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker, Black Demask Pattern
- Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer
- Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker with Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, 6-Quart/1000-watt, Latest 3rd Generation Technology
- Crock-Pot SCRMTD307-DK 16-Ounce Little Triple Dipper, Silver and Black
- BELLA 13996 Dots Collection Programmable Slow Cooker, 5-Quart, Teal
- Crock-Pot SCCPCCM350-CR Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, 3.5-Quart, Cranberry
- BELLA 13746 Dots Collection Slow Cooker, 6-Quart, Pink
- BELLA 14024 Programmable Slow Cooker with Locking Lid, 6-Quart, Purple
- West Bend 84915R Versatility Slow Cooker with Insulated Tote and Transport Lid, 5-Quart, Red
- Hamilton Beach 33234 Oval Slow Cooker, 3-Quart / Chevron
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