I’m a big fan of making double batches of freezer friendly meals. We eat one that night and I freeze the other.
It works out great because even on nights when time is of the essence, I can still deliver a home cooked meal to my family (not to say we never grab a bite out or order take out, because we TOTALLY do).
A few months back, I found myself without a disposable pan to store a freezer meal in though. It was too late to turn back and make just one dinner’s worth of food and it was too gross outside (rainy and cold) to run to the grocery store.
I grabbed my foil and lined a casserole dish with it being careful that the foil covered every nook and cranny. I put the entire covered dish in the freezer and called it a success.
Until the next time I needed that EXACT casserole dish. Oops.
Luckily for me, I found I could easily lift the now frozen meal out of the casserole dish and place it in the freezer just in it’s frozen foil “packet”!
Now, I do this all the time. I can often get aluminum foil for super cheap, so now I make my own freezer containers (not always, I still buy disposable containers sometimes).
Here’s how I do it:
When it’s time to defrost/reheat your casserole, just put the foil meal back into the original casserole dish to defrost/heat and eat!
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Be careful when using things with tomatoes in them with foil because it will eat through it.
Hmm, that hasn’t happened to me yet but I’ll keep it in mind!
GENIUS! I mean, seriously, that’s like -stupid smart! 😉 I’m always running low on containers, and this just makes perfect sense. And since I’m still using the never-ending heavy duty BIG ol’ roll of foil I got at Costco a few years back (yes, YEARS!), this will be easy-peasy! Thanks for sharing!
Oh…I need to get that never ending roll of foil! Where do you store it?