Heating Instructions & Safe Leftover Tips
Pre-baked Hors D’Oeuvres:
Preheat oven to 350F. Place frozen hors d’oeuvres on baking sheet and heat for approximately 10 minutes.
Thaw in fridge overnight. Place in Microwave safe container and microware or place in Pot and warm gently on the stove
All meals are fully cooked. Thaw in fridge overnight. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes.
Chicken Pie and Tourtiere - The pastry is not cooked. Thaw in fridge overnight and bake as directed.
Lasagna - Thaw in fridge overnight. Bake in preheated 375F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Rest for 15 minutes.
Quiche - Thaw in fridge overnight. Serve warm or at room temperature. To reheat, cover quiche with aluminum foil
and bake in an oven heated to 325 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
Six easy tips for safe leftovers
- Cool food quickly to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria! To speed up the cooling process of large pots of food, place the pot in a sink full of ice-water for no more than two hours and stir it occasionally. Change the water often.
- Store food in shallow containers. Cover containers when cool to prevent cross-contamination.
- Refrigerate as soon as possible! If food is held in the danger zone (4C to 60C / 40 to 140F) for two hours or longer, don’t keep it as leftovers. You can’t tell if food is safe by looking, smelling or tasting it. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out! On hot summer days, don’t hold food at room temperature for more than one hour.
- Do not overstuff the fridge! Cool air needs to circulate around the food.
- Eat properly handled leftovers within two to three days for best quality and safety. Reheat leftovers to 74C
- Freeze leftovers right away if you don’t think you’ll eat them within two to three days.
All of our food is created on-site, in my kitchen, using where possible, superior quality local and/or organic ingredients with no additives.