25 MORE Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School

Two years ago, we posted 25 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School, a post that’s been very popular. And why not? We all need breakfasts we can easily make in advance. Who wants to get up at 4 a.m. to start cooking? All of these recipes can either be made the night before or pre-made and frozen. Enjoy, and let us know if you try a recipe and love it!

 

  1. Honey-Almond Scones
  2. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
  3. Baked Oatmeal
  4. Banana Breakfast Cookies
  5. Crunchy Granola Breakfast Cookies
  6. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
  7. Corn and Tomato Quiche
  8. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Pie
  9. Pumpkin Praline Pancakes
  10. Easy Western Omelet Muffins
  11. Baked Double Chocolate Donuts
  12. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
  13. Breakfast Enchiladas
  14. Easy Pancake Bites
  15. Strawberry and Cream Danishes
  16. Breakfast Pizza with Hashbrown Crust
  17. Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars
  18. Peach Pecan Pancakes
  19. Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oats
  20. Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast
  21. Easy Breakfast Pizza
  22. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scones
  23. Chai-Spiced Scones
  24. Portland Coffee Cake
  25. Waffles & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Making Easter Dinner in Advance

Easter 06 I [Ham]

source: boodoo via Flickr Creative Commons

I really love to cook. In my fantasy lands, I am a chef, or at least I get to go to culinary school and learn more about the art of fine meals. In reality, I’m a mom of three little kids and my bad back makes it hard to stand in the kitchen for more than an hour. But who knows? Maybe someday …

What I don’t love is just attempting to get the cooking done. With kids and time restraints, it can require a small miracle to get everything cooked at the same time and on the table. Multiply that times 60 when we’re having guests over.

I love having people for dinner, truly I do. I love entertaining. But – without fail – every time we do I make myself insane in the hours leading up to the event, trying to bake and cook and decorate and get our home into a passable state. (No one wants to show her guests to the bathroom to find out her kids have colored on the toilet and left used Kleenex on the floor.)

We’ve had standing Easter plans with friends of ours since 2006; we’ve been together every Easter except last year (when I had a 2-week-old) during that time, even when we moved 2 hours away. So I’m preparing to host them for Easter dinner in a few weeks. And today it struck me that JUST MAYBE I should go ahead and get some things ready so I won’t be so stressed on Resurrection Day.

Here are some great, special-dinner foods that you can make ahead and freeze!

  • Some of my friends swear by potato salad for Easter dinner, but I have to have Special Potatoes. Cheesy, creamy, potatoey goodness.
  • What can I say, I’m a traditionalist. I love Green Bean Casserole. I love this one even more because it uses homemade cream sauce and real mushrooms!
  • I love making bread, but it can be tedious and near impossible when you have a lot of other things going on. These rolls can be made ahead, but baked on Easter for fresh taste.
  • For dessert, this Rice Krispies White Chocolate Trifle sounds amazing! Or you can bake cake layers ahead of time, wrap them well in plastic wrap and then foil, and freeze until you’re ready to use them.

With just a ham to make the day-of, I might find myself actually enjoying the preparations for the holiday this year. Happy Easter!