7 Foods to Double Up on and Freeze for Later
Here's a good rule of thumb to follow for any savvy home cook: If it freezes well, make more of it! Check out this roundup of classic dishes that can easily turn out twice the amount with minimal extra effort.
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Braised Short Ribs
Submerge leftovers in their cooking liquid and freeze in resealable plastic baggies, lying flat on their sides — don't forget to label and date the goods! When ready to reheat, use the pan-steaming method to quickly defrost: Fill a saucepan with a thin layer of water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove the plastic bag and add the contents to the saucepan; cover and steam for a few minutes, which should result in rapid defrosting. Stir occasionally to combine and help break down the frozen bits, keeping the saucepan covered often and adding small amounts of water as necessary.
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