posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 05:10 PM
a reply to: starlitestarbrite
I am always making food ahead and freezing and chicken marsala is a favorite of mine! The way I freeze my make a head meals is like this. I have
various methods depending on the food lol
For example with my lasagna's, ziti's and pasta casseroles I will cook it and then let the dish chill overnight and then the next day I wrap the
lasagna very tight in heavy duty saran wrap, then I wrap it in foil and then it goes into a freezer gallon bag. I do this with my lasagna and even cut
it into individual servings so all i have to do is reheat it in the oven and Im done. I recook from frozen and I thaw it half way so it can go back
into a casserole dish.
As for the ziti I would cook it and then let it cool completely over night in the fridge. When it's cool put it in a zip lock freezer bag and get as
much air out as you can, double bag if you want, I do for some casseroles. As for reheating it let it thaw some so it's able to be put back into a
casserole dish for reheating.
Chicken marsala is one of my favorites. No matter what you do it will never taste quite the same from frozen due to the sauce but that is my opinion.
I love all sauces to be made homemade if they must. My mom caters a lot on weekends and will literally get up at 4 or 5am to make meals that just
don't freeze well. For the chicken marsala if you can make it fresh that would be best. I know when I make my own Marsala and I have left overs I just
toss the chicken and sauce into a freezer bag and suck the air out. When I reheat it I just put it in a casserole dish.
Egg plant parm is one my mom makes and she freezes it similarly to how I freeze my lasagna. To reheat all I do is unwrap it from it's packaging and
cook it frozen. It's like having your own ready made TV dinners. I make mini pot pies that are to die for! I make a dozen at a time and they only take
20 mins to cook from frozen.
My mom has two deep freezers she keeps all this in and when she sets up it all goes in those tin trays that have the flame underneath for serving.
Sounds like a nice menu! Making me hungry especially with that chicken marsala talk!