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Favorite "make on weekend, eat during the week", meals

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Favorite "make on weekend, eat during the week", meals

mickeygee | Oct 30, 2011 12:42 PM

With an 8 month old whose dinner/bath/bed ritual takes up the hour and a half when I get home from work, I'm starting to do lots of "cook on the weekend, reheat during the week" meals in addition to always having a stash of stews, soups and whatnot in my freezer. With a husband whose often working nights, I wrestle with getting my little one down before she has an overtired meltdown and not living on pb&j (or the Trader Joe's panko breaded chicken tenders).

So far, some of my favorite things to make have been:
Moussaka
Shepherds Pie
Stew
Eggplant Parm
Chili
Roast Chicken

Any other suggestions of things that can be made/prepped on the weekend, and then popped in the oven for a weeknight dinner? Things with "flexible" timing are best, as some nights I can get her to sleep in 10 minutes, other nights it's the better part of an hour, so I can't really pay too much attention to what's cooking. It's usually a "leave it and forget it" kind of a thing.

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