When we come home from church on Sundays, we are ready to eat. The kids are usually famished and ready for naps. On Sunday afternoons, I’ve had babies fall asleep in their high chairs too many times to count. To keep the stress levels (and cranky kids) at bay, I like to have lunch ready as soon as we get home.
To help all of us out, I went on a quest for recipes that would make perfect after church meals.
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Specifically, I was looking for dishes that we can prep in advance and have ready to eat when we walk in the door after church. It’s a great way to keep Sundays restful.
Slow cooker dishes are great, as are soups and stews that can be made the day ahead. Some of these are even better after sitting in the fridge overnight.
Casseroles are another good option, since you can pop them in the oven and if you use the timed bake setting, then they can be completely ready (and not overdone!) when you get home from church.
I often make homemade dinner rolls on Saturday in anticipation for Sunday lunch. For a healthy side dish, you can make a salad ahead of time or simply steam broccoli or other veggies to go along with your meal.
Casseroles & Make-ahead Dishes
Slow Cooker Meals
French Dip Sandwich (a good low-calorie option)
Sausage Potato Soup: these next three recipes all come from the same blog, so go here once, print the handy recipe card, and you’ll have all three recipes in one handy place.
Which of these recipes are you going to try?
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