Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a typical weekend, inviting guests to stay with you for a couple of days always seems like an amazing way to catch up with the people you love. Only when you’re playing host, it always seems like you’re spending more time making sure everyone is fed and happy than actually getting to spend QT with your friends and family. It’s the catch-22 of entertaining a house full of people — especially during the already chaotic holiday time.
Keeping your people fed is obviously of utmost importance, and we won’t tell you you’re gonna be able to stop cooking (unless, of course, you’ve found some really great family-style takeout that cooks up breakfast, lunch and dinner). But with a little strategy, you can do some prep that allows you to throw together some meals in mere minutes with almost no effort — like these delicious make-ahead breakfasts.
These big batches will keep everyone satisfied, and you won’t even have to wake up at the crack of dawn to make them.
A version of this article was originally published in December 2016.