This provides a great solution for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking but want a home cooked meal! Spend a little extra time when you do feel like cooking and you’ll be set. It’s easy and it really doesn’t add that much work. Let me walk you through the process:
When baking a casserole, plan ahead and make double. Eat one and freeze the other!
Line your baking dish with tin foil, add ingredients and then bake. If your casserole has a breadcrumb or cheese topping it is better if you add these right before reheating (I didn’t do that this time!). Slightly undercook it so it doesn’t become overdone when reheated.
When it’s done cooking, allow to cool. Cover it and then place in the freezer.
When it is frozen (I left mine in overnight), simply lift it out of the dish and…
cover it securely in tin foil and then freezer paper. Date it and slip it back into the freezer.
When the inevitable lazy day rolls around, remove it from the freezer and unwrap. Place it back in the baking dish and reheat. No need to thaw! Just be sure to do this within 3 months. Casseroles have a relatively short freezer life.