Menu Monday – Favorite Make Ahead Meals

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Today isn’t our typical Menu Monday. I’m currently out of town, in Michigan, preparing for my sister’s wedding!!! I’m so excited for her.  It’s been a blast hanging out with my family, enjoying some time together.

My husband is currently holding down the fort, and will be joining us on Thursday.  Before I left, I created a menu, of sorts, so he could remember to eat.  He’s amazing – when no one is home, he actually FORGETS to eat.  I wish I had that kind of will power.

He’s definitely picking up some of his favorite take out items, like Chubby’s yummy burritos (massive and cheap as chips!), an Enzo’s pizza (he loves the bruschetta pizza) and his favorite Thai food.  But here are some of my favorite make-ahead meals that are currently sitting in the fridge.

Vegetarian Meatballs – I actually made several batches of these meatballs, so we could have them for dinner later on.  I reserved half a batch for him to eat.  They are already in a small casserole dish, in the fridge.  I also pre-mixed the sauce so he can add it.  It should be enough for one dinner and leftovers the next day!

Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas – these can be made in advance and can sit in the fridge, without the sauce, for a few days!  I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m sure that would work!  I made the full recipe, because he would eat this every day, if he could.

Greek Tortellini Salad – this recipe makes A LOT of salad, so I halved the recipe so it was manageable for one person.

Spicy Basil Tofu – tofu based Thai dishes hold up well in the fridge.  Make the rice ahead as well for an easy reheat meal!

Need more ideas for dinner?  Follow my Pinterest board – it’s where I save all of my dinner inspiration and tested recipes!

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2 thoughts on “Menu Monday – Favorite Make Ahead Meals

  1. You’re a good wife 🙂 I often try to do some make-ahead meals for my husband when I’m going to be away too because with those work hours he doesn’t cook for himself… and while I’m okay with one night of Chipotle for him, not so much on every night. I have a couple of go-tos that he likes and will eat for days in a row, especially crock pot BBQ sandwiches, but it’s nice to have these additional ideas!


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