This holiday, going to parties and throwing parties will be the norm. Should you be having a potluck party, here are a few tips if you bring a dish to the party:
- Garnishes should be packed separately in sealed plastic bags.
- In case you’re preparing a casserole that can be frozen ahead of time, you can peruse this space-saving tip: Line a casserole dish with heavy duty foil, spoon in the mixture, cover and freeze until solid. You can then transfer the frozen food into a large self-sealing plastic bag and put it back in the freezer until it’s time to reheat. Unwrap and then slip back into the casserole dish before heating.
- Frozen casseroles should be thawed overnight in the refrigerator to lessen reheat time. You have to keep in mind that it’s not safe to thaw on the counter.
- If transporting cold food, it is important to pack it in a cooler, canvas tote or basket with ice packs.