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    Make it Ahead and Relax!

    Sometimes you need to prep your meals before you need them. These recipes would be suitable for potlucks, family get togethers, backyard BBQ's, or just anytime when you want to have it done ahead of time! I can't think of one time when it wouldn't be nice to have part or all of an event, or dinner that matter ready before people arrive. These are recipes you can do that with!
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    17 Reviews |  By Bev

    Chimichangas any way you want them: right now or later, baked or fried. From BH&G

    Recipe #57027

    These are great to make ahead for cookouts or tailgating. Especially if you need the grill for other foods. They can be reheated in a foil pan on the grill, in the oven or in a crock pot. They can be made a day ahead, the morning of, or served right away. You need fresh bratwurst for this, not the smoked or white colored sausage. We've already made 100 of these ahead for large groups.

    Recipe #87453

    13 Reviews |  By Tish

    I was looking for make ahead appetizer for the holidays and found this one. It's hard enough during those times to get the "meal" on the table. I thought I'd make it a bit easier on the appetizers!

    Recipe #103967

    This tasty casserole makes a quick dinner when made the night before and popped into the oven when you get home from work.

    Recipe #110776

    8 Reviews |  By Debby H

    I got this recipe from a cookbook and loved it so much I wanted to share it. This is perfect alone or served in a chicken salad. Because there are only the two of us, I divide the recipe into four freezer bags with 2 chicken breast halves in each bag.

    Recipe #160306

    This delicious salad is a good choice for company since you can prepare it the night before. We have an ongoing battle in our family over Best Foods/Hellmans vs. Miracle Whip. You can use either here. Recipe is from my Aunt Eloise.

    Recipe #181508

    These are easy to make, try different flavors of cream cheese and use cheddar cheese in place of the mozza! Servings are only estimated, it will depend on the size you shape the balls. These will freeze well for up to 2 weeks!

    Recipe #198995

    Italian sausages with casings removed or bulk Italian sausage meat may be used in place of the small pork breakfast sausages --- make two pans if you are serving more than 5 people, feel free to add in other ingredients to the sausage mixture, the cheese amount may be adjusted to taste --- these are delicious!

    Recipe #250727

    This delicious recipe uses a slow cooker.

    Recipe #302156

    Another recipe found on a B&B site. It is so easy, and darn yummy! Makes the whole house smell wonderful in the morning. Serving size really depends on how thick you slice the bread.

    Recipe #64961

    This is a wonderful alternative to stuffing a turkey, the advantage of this recipe is that you can totally prepare the balls a day in advance and they freeze wonderful after baking that is if you have any left which you probably won't lol! --- I sometimes add in some finely crumbled cooked sausage meat or cooked crumbled bacon and chopped cranberries to these, I find that a 1-pound loaf of 2-3 day old bread is just the perfect amount to use for this recipe, although you might have a cup or more left over, I slice the bread into about 1-inch cubes --- don't wait until the holidays to make these they are a wonderful change from potatoes and *SO* good! :)

    Recipe #65208

    This is one of our favorite make ahead week night treats!

    Recipe #140934

    This recipe is from Super Suppers, the franchise that allows families to prepare meals ahead of time in their central kitchen. They do the prep, you do the assembly for quick dinners from the freezer. I love flank steak and this sweet/spicy combination appealed to me. The addition of pepper is mine and the way I like this dish.

    Recipe #163204

    These are so delicious, I have even made this with pork breakfast sausage meat, do not precook the sausage meat for this as the meat will cook when baked --- make a double batch of these and freeze them, they won't last long! You can also add in a couple teaspoons minced yellow onions or a green onion very finely chopped if desired --- *note* this recipe was developed using original Bisquick baking mix, I cannot promise the same results using a clone mix for this.

    Recipe #195888

    This is a wonderful broccoli recipe which takes only minutes to prepare once your broccoli is steamed, and may be completely made and refrigerated for up to 48 hours in advance until ready to bake. Add in some cooked crumbled bacon also if desired --- the exact measurements do not really matter with this recipe, you can adjust all ingredients to taste, no matter how much you use the casserole will still be delicious. You will love this!

    Recipe #198799

    Superb! Make the day before and pop it in the oven on Sunday (or a holiday) morning.

    Recipe #20619

    This originally came from a Betty Crocker softcover #190. It has to be prepared at least 8 hours before dinner, so you'll have plenty of clean-up time before the guests arrive! The prep time does not include the 8 hrs. fridge time.

    Recipe #85231

    Plan ahead this needs to sit in the fridge for 4 hours and up to 24 hours. Preparation time includes fridge time. This is also good using turkey.

    Recipe #93258

    I tried this one over the weekend to good "reviews" from my family. It's a little putzy, but I saved some time by cooking the rice and chicken at the same time, then making the sauce while the chicken cooled, then doing the veggies after I did the chicken. At any rate - it was worth the putzing. It says it serves six, but with us all going back for more,it was almost gone.

    Recipe #134702

    Plan ahead this needs to be refrigerated for 8-24 hours. All ingredient amounts may be adjusted to taste.

    Recipe #224120

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