What are some ideas for after church dinners that require little prep time before I leave for church and will ?!

Question: What are some ideas for after church dinners that require little prep time before I leave for church and will !?
feed about 13 people total when we arrive home right after church!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Have a Baked Potato Party!

with all to goodies to top them withWww@FoodAQ@Com

Vegetable/Tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches
Can add a slice or two of sandwich meat to sandwiches!.

Any favorite stew, crackers, hot chocolate/coffee/cake

Sandwich platter fixings (lettuce, mustard tomato, mayo, cheese, light/dark bread, two types cheese slices, chicken/turkey/ham slices), 1-2 Pies, 2 types cookies or brownies/doughnuts, coffee/tea
or chicken salad triangles; ham biscuit dinner rolls, pimento cheese soldiers

Potato salad, sandwiches, dessert

Van-camp baked beans with chili, cheese topping, crackers/cornbread/toast tea dessert

Set up table picnic styleWww@FoodAQ@Com

What you need is a big slow cooker!. You throw all the ingredients in and it's ready a few hours later!. You could even start it the night before depending on how long you're gone for!.

You may want to double or triple these recipes to make enough (I've fed about 5 people with these)


Pre-cooking the beef does add flavor, but it’s a step that can be skipped!. Feel free to substitute any veggies you like or use frozen instead of fresh!.

1 lb!. lean stewing beef, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tbsp!. all-purpose flour
2 tsp!. vegetable oil

2 c!. cubed potatoes
2 c!. cubed carrots
1 c!. sliced onions
1 c!. peas

3 c!. boiling water
4 beef bouillon cubes or sachets
6 tbsp!. red wine vinegar
6 tbsp!. ketchup
8 tsp!. prepared mustard
2 tsp!. Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp!. all-purpose flour
3 tbsp!. cold water

Toss beef cubes with flour, set aside!. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; add beef and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned on all sides!. Place in slow cooker!. Add potatoes, carrots, peas and onions!.

In a medium bowl, blend together water bouillon, vinegar, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce!. Add to slow cooker, sir gently!. Cook, covered, on low for 9 hours!.

Whisk together flour and water!. Add flour mixture to stew; stir gently to blend!. Increase heat to high; cook, covered, for 15 minutes until thickened!.


This Jewish bean-stew is traditionally made the day before the Sabbath begins, so that there is a warm meal ready for lunch, as no cooking is allowed on the Sabbath!.

? package cholent bean mix (or a variety of dried beans), soaked
? c!. barley, rinsed
1-2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
Water, to cover
1-2 cloves garlic
Garlic powder

Put in slow cooker on low!.

1 c!. flour
Add water until soft
Add oil until mush
Add dash salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne
Throw lumps into slow cookerWww@FoodAQ@Com

make a baked chicken with potatoes, carrots, and onions!. Then put frozen corn in a pot and cover it with water!. Turn your stove on the lowest setting it has for the corn!. You could always make rolls on the side and have those done to where all you do is reheat them!. You could also have dessert done!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Salad and rolls

Spinach Salad

2 bags of baby spinach (or one large if you can find)
1 red onion sliced (optional)
1 small package of pecans (chopped or halved/reg or coated)
1 small bag or dried craberies or craisins)
1 small package of crumbled blue cheese or similar cheese)
1 bottle of (Ken's) Raspberry Vinegarette or Rasp Walnut
Toss all ingredients and serve

Broccolli Slaw
2 bags of Broccolli Slaw (shredded brocolli)
1 small bag of dried cranberries or craisins
1 small bag of halved or sliced cashes
1 small red onion diced(optional)
1 bottle of Marzetti cole slaw dressing or make your ownWww@FoodAQ@Com

Cheese/deli meat platters with condiments & breads to make sandwiches; add some coleslaw, relishes, potato salad & fruit salad !.!.!.!.!.!. Chili in a crockpot; green salad; cornbread !.!.!.!. Beef stew and soups in a crockpot; fresh crusty bread & saladWww@FoodAQ@Com

stew & dumplings or cornbread
beef roast -- make sandwiches & salad

Something in a crockpot, crusty French bread and dessert!. Keep it simple with cupcakes for dessert!. They will love it!Www@FoodAQ@Com

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