I realize the absurdity of what I’m about to share, but hear me out. Ever since I became a mother, I’ve dedicated part of my weekend to preparing meals for the week. I know, right? Weekends should be dedicated to disengaging from the nonstop, remind-me-what-day-it-is feeling that’s sandwiched between Monday and Friday. They’re a time to relax. Savor moments with your family. Stay in your pajamas a little longer, because you can. (I know I do.)
But if I can spend a little time easing up my week, I’m all for it. I’ve found that if I make a few dishes ahead of time, it ends up saving me time in spades. That means more opportunities to make weekdays feel a little more like the weekend. Here are three recipes I’ll definitely be making this weekend, plus one product idea for packaging leftovers. I know they’ll save me time once Monday rears its busy head.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars are my favorite combination: sweet and salty. I know they’ll be a nice perk after a weeknight dinner.