Did you make a huge pan of lasagna or big pot of pasta and don’t want to eat if for a week? Freeze those leftovers and have them ready for a convenient school lunch!
Here’s another great tip for saving time and adding variety to school lunches.
In a previous post, we showed you How to freeze rice to pack for school lunch.
PASTA! Next time you make a big batch of your family’s favorite hearty pasta, make sure to freeze some of those yummy leftovers for lunch next week.
4 Steps is all it takes:
1. Divide & Freeze. Place individual servings of pasta into ziplock baggies. Try to remove most of the air, and label with the date. Pasta dishes can be frozen up to 30 days. After that, they tend to dry out.
2. Prep. The morning you are ready to pack the pasta for lunch, run water over the frozen bag for about 15 seconds. This separates the food from the sides of the bag, allowing it to slide out.
3. Warm. Place frozen portion of rice in a microwave save bowl and reheat in the microwave.
MOMable TIP! Add 1-2 TBS of water to the dish before microwaving. This will prevent any dryness.
4. Pack inside a thermos. While waiting for the pasta to warm up, prep a thermos for the warm pasta (CLICK here to learn how to). Pack cooked pasta in warm thermos! There you have it! A yummy, warm lunch anyone in the family would enjoy!