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    I was going to suggest the slow cooker but someone already did so I will second that reccomendation so easy and hot food ready to eat when you are.

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    Default Dinners that can be prepared in the afternoon

    Frittatas, chickpea patty burgers, rissoles, fish cakes, fish pie, curry puffs.

    All freezer friendly- just defrost and warm

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    I'm another who swears by my slow cooker! In summer you can cook a roast, etc in it and serve as cold meat with salad when its really hot.
    I also love stir fries, so quick if you pre chop and pre cook the rice.

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    Default Dinners that can be prepared in the afternoon

    Home made burgers. You can make up the patties and cut up salads then stick in the fridge. Then when you come home just cook them up!

    I also swear by the slow cooker for a meal to be ready when you come home.

    Oh and over summer now its warm you could always just go for cold meat and salads on the nights you are out late. I remember my mum doing that in the warmer months. We would have either a cold BBQ chicken, or a few different deli meats (ham, roast beef etc), with lots of different yummy salads.

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    Default Re: Dinners that can be prepared in the afternoon

    Pita bread pizzas...just have toppings ready then you can make them up while the oven heats up. They only take 5 minutes in a hot oven.

    Spinach and cheese filo pie (or spanakopita) tastes delicious at room temp and so quick to make.

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    We have 1 late night a week and need dinner either completely ready or ready to quickly put in the microwave and we do almost anything really.

    Now that the weather is getting warmer (well, its mean't to LOL) we prefer salads and either cold meats or already cooked meat and quickly heat it up. Chicken snitzels or sausages are a favourite of the girls which they like cold or hot. And we just make up our salads and keep it in the fridge with no dressing.

    We pre-cook anything as we just can't wait to cook it as by the time we get home its technically way past DD2 & DD3's bedtime and they still have to eat.

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    Default Dinners that can be prepared in the afternoon

    Thanks again everyone! Yep I definitely need something that we can either eat right away of have ready in about 10 minutes of walking in the door as we won't be getting home until about 6.30pm. The salad and cold meats sounds like a good idea now that it's almost summer, I remember my mum making these as a kid and I loved them. And I might need to make good use of my slow cooker in the cooler months. I certainly have some great ideas to keep me going for a while!


 

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