These days it is hard to find time to start dinner when 4:00 or 5:00 rolls around. Nap time ends around 3:00, then we are off to some fun adventure of swim lessons, happy hour with friends, playdates, grocery shopping, etc. Some days, by the time we come home the witching hour begins and life would be much easier with a pre-made meal. I started enjoying making these quiches and pies for dinner that you can make ahead and then just reheat as soon as dinner time is near.
Lasagnas are another great alternative that can be made in the morning or during nap time. I like to prepare it in the morning, bake it, let it cool and then put it in the refrigerator until it is time to reheat for dinner. To reheat it simply cook it covered in the oven at 300 degrees F for about 20-30 minutes or until the center is warm. Or prepare it ahead of time (without baking it yet) and cook fully right before dinner time.