3 Family Favorite Make-Ahead Meals: A Guest Post

By Polly Conner

Jane from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is sharing some of her favorite recipes with us today. Pop on over to her blog to check out these delicious looking dinner ideas and more.

I’d like to thank Polly and Rachel for inviting me to do a guest post on their blog!  It’s always nice to make new blogging friends who share my interest in make ahead meals!

I work full-time as a second grade teacher, so you can imagine how tired I am when I come home from work.  It is a pleasure and a necessity to have a well-stocked freezer full of meals for my family that I can throw in the oven or heat in the microwave during the week.

Today, I’d like to share 3 of my favorite make ahead meals from my blog Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms.

The first recipe is Make Ahead Chicken Patties.  They are made with healthy ingredients (chicken, green bell pepper, green onions, salt and ground black pepper).  No fillers!

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I pull the chicken patties out of the freezer the day before I want to cook them, and place them in the refrigerator so they’ll be defrosted by the time I get home from work.  They broil up in 15 minutes or can be cooked on the grill for even less time.  Can’t get any easier than that!

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Click HERE for the recipe!

The next recipe we love is Steak Pinwheels.  This one is a little fancy, so it’s great for company or dinner parties!

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You can wrap each pinwheel individually and freeze them in freezer bags.  Take out as many pinwheels as you need and defrost them in the refrigerator a day before you cook them.  You can broil or grill them in about 15 minutes or less.

Make Ahead Meals Get the recipe HERE!

The 3rd recipe is Make Ahead Mini Chicken Pot Pies.  My husband and I love them!  I have given these pies away to family and friends when they are sick and need something easy to cook.  It is a bit of work to make them, but so worth it.


This recipe makes 6 mini pot pies.  You take them out of the freezer, brush a little egg wash on the crust, and throw them right in the oven.

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Click HERE for the recipe!

JaneScan 1You can find more recipes like these at my blog Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms.  Make sure you never miss a recipe, review, or giveaway by subscribing to my blog.  You can also catch me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!


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  1. holli says:

    I totally needed the potpie one. I was going to make a few individual meals for our neighbor recovering from surgery and home alone. I was trying to figure out how to make meals for an individual. Cheers!