I’ve been freezer cooking a long time, and I wanted to share a tip with you all today to help you out with it. I’ve mentioned this before in my planning ahead series a few months back, but wanted to add a little something to the idea.
I use my glass casserole dishes as molds to freeze my casseroles (like lasagna & tuna casserole) in. I then remove them from the molds, repackage and return to the freezer.
For example, I am making Beloved’s Tuna Casserole Recipe, about five at a time. I carefully line all of my casserole dishes with foil and spray with cooking spray. I then make my casseroles as usual, cover with foil, and freeze. The next day, I lift the frozen casserole out and repackage tightly. For an 8×8, I put it in a gallon freezer bag and seal. For a 9×13, I wrap with another layer of foil, and then a layer of freezer paper. Label all and freeze.
You don’t have to have a bunch of casserole dishes to do this. You can make a mold out of anything; cardboard for instance. Just make sure you have something the appropriate size to bake it in.
That’s my tip for today. Have a great Tuesday!