Kitchen Question

How do you determine whether or not something can be made ahead of time (and reheated the day of)?


I want to have baked macaroni and cheese and green bean casserole but I have a busy day that day and would love to make the day before.  It seems reasonable, but how do I know how long to reheat for?

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm
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Pretty much everything can be made ahead of time and reheated. Macaroni holds up really well. The green beans may not hold up well, but if it is just one day it should be fine. I just put it in the oven and when the top looks golden brown and if you enter a knife in the middle and it is warm, it is done!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 4:00 am
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Idk about the mac & cheese, but green bean casserole keeps pretty well. I usually mix all the ingredients the night before and put it in a baking dish (except the topping if you like it crunchy), then refrigerate (don't pre-cook). Then I add the toppings when I'm ready to cook it and bake it for about 45 minutes.

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 5:44 am
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my coworker does that and its delish the next day.

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 7:45 am
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I don't know much about this but the green bean casserole sounds yummy:)

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 8:17 am

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