OK so what is the rule on leftovers?
Here is a pic at 144 hours--are you as green as our masthead?
Darling Gordon, enjoying a delicious slice of lasagna that he found in the second fridge that I made last Thursday for Friday's photo shoot.
Maybe our next topic should be how to nurse the food poisoned back to health....
Please note that we are not recommending that anyone eat leftovers six days later. Especially if you have as crappy a fridge as the Ellinwoods. Of course if you are a teenage boy with a cast iron stomach and no real world responsibilities that would be neglected if you had to spend 2-3 days hovering over the toilet.
OK so here are the directions for reheating the lasagna:
If you are going to freeze it directly after making: Allow 2 and a half hours, just in case. That means that if you want to eat at 6:30, put the frozen cassarole in the oven at 4:00. I know this might seem too early, but the lasagna will stay hot for a long time after you take it bubbling out of the oven, so trust us!
Bake for 1 and 3/4 hours at 375 degrees, under foil and without cheese topping.
Check for doneness by poking the center with a knife and make sure it is cooked through.
If the knife is comes out cold, or if there is some resistance (that means it is still frozen) put the foil securely back on and keep baking for another 15-20 minutes.
Only when you check the lasagna and it is really hot and bubbling should you continue...
Remove the foil, spread 3 cups of shredded mozzerella over the top and broil fo2 2-3 minutes until browned and bubbly.
Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
By letting it sit, it sort of comes together and is way easier to cut into serving pieces. If you have to serve it immediately after coming out of the oven, don't worry, it will still taste delicious, it will just look like the dog's dinner.
To reheat refrigerated Leftovers in the pan:
Seal well with foil. If the lasagna seems very dry, add about 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
To reheat refrigerated Leftovers by the serving:
Cut into pieces. Put piece on individual microwave safe plate. Cover with plastic wrap and seal. Nuke for about 1 minute. Keep an eye on it so that you don't overcook it and make it tough.
Thanks, and keep the comments coming!