When it comes to that January slump when you return to work and realise there's less time to spend in the kitchen there's no need to let your love of food suffer. By having a repertoire of easy make ahead meals up your sleeve you'll always have something delicious to put on the table.
Why not try cooking up some batches of your favourite food at the weekend to reap the rewards of your hard work during the week when you don't have time to cook? With a little pre-planning and some extra freezer space you'll be in charge of your kitchen even when you don't have time. After all what could be better than coming home late to a made ahead meal that all you need to do is reheat.
With this selection of tasty easy make ahead meals, from classic favourites like lasagna to vegetarian options like lentil stew, whether you're eating alone or in company we've got your bases covered.
All of these meals can be made ahead and then refrigerated or frozen for when you need them. Just make sure you have sufficient containers, aluminium foil, plastic wrap or zip lock bags and mark up your special portions and you're away. Go forth and cook!
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