Easy Tips for Freezing Your H.A. Meals
Tip #1: Choose Wisely
As you probably know by now, you can freeze just about anything, but not all things freeze equally well. The best entrees that freeze (and reheat nicely) are whole proteins (not sliced), selections with sauces (think pasta sauces, stews) and frittatas. Our family-style pasta and enchilada bakes freeze and reheat beautifully. Most of our roasted or steamed veggies (potatoes, Brussels, broccoli) freeze well. So do rices and mashed veggies.
Tip #2: Thaw First
Thaw your dish in the fridge a day or two before you plan to serve them. Never heat from frozen in the oven—the dish will dry out before it is thawed in the center. If you are really in a pinch, you can leave the dish on the counter for a short time or thaw in the microwave using the "defrost" option.
Tip #3: Heat in the Toaster Oven, Oven or Air Fryer
Cook at 350-400 degrees until warm. The air fryer works especially well to crispy up meat and veggies! Basically, follow normal cooking instructions once thawed.
Tip #4: Only Use the Oven for Family-Style Meals
This goes without saying, but we pack our family-style meals in aluminum trays, which should never be put in the microwave.
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