The Huffington Post's
Kitchen Daily has a timely article by Sarah Pinneo on "The 6 Mistakes
You're Making Reheating That Food." As she writes,
"Leftovers can be a boon -- two homemade meals for the effort
of one. Or, if improperly handled, leftovers can be sad and
unappealing. Some minor adjustment to your methods will pay off,
turning that foil covered dish into treasure." She proceeds to
gives 6 solid pieces of advice, (we love her line that "microwaving
is a contact sport") plus a few bonus ones:
- Don't forget the water
- Where's the lid?
- Don't walk away from that microwave
- Don't use the microwave for foods with multiple moisture
- Try your broiler
- Don't forget the topping
- Shred, don't cut
- Chill immediately, use quickly and reheat thoroughly
And having learned how to successfully use leftovers, here are
some books on
how to cook casseroles which our members especially like.
Casseroles make great two-for-one meals!