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February 20th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I do not make frozen meals often because I am never sure what freezes well and how to cook it later. Do I thaw first or put it in the oven frozen? Same time and temp as the recipe says or do i cook longer since its frozen? Can anyone give me any tips on this?

Right now I have this recipe halved (i made the whole thing but froze half before cooking) and id like to cook it tomorrow but im not sure how. What would you all recommend?
Stump the Chef: Meatless Mexican Casserole

I really would appreciate any advice. TIA
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February 20th, 2013, 06:52 PM
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The meals I make and freeze, I will defrost them before cooking them. If you try to cook it while it is frozen it may end up burning the outside of the meal while the middle is still cold as it will heat from the outside in. HTH!
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February 20th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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The meals I make and freeze, I will defrost them before cooking them. If you try to cook it while it is frozen it may end up burning the outside of the meal while the middle is still cold as it will heat from the outside in. HTH!
thank you. that does make sense. i wonder how long it will take to defrost. maybe if i put it in the fridge overnight and during the day it will be thawed by time to cook dinner
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February 21st, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Overnight in the fridge (and maybe a little time on the counter) should get it thawed for you I think. I always forget until the day I want to fix it and end up setting it n the counter for a couple hours to thaw.
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February 21st, 2013, 12:26 PM
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well i forgot to set it out last night. i wonder if it will thaw in 2-3hrs on the counter
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February 22nd, 2013, 09:59 AM
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and....sitting it out on the counter for 3hrs did NOT work. It was still mostly frozen. I just stuck in the fridge and we'll eat it tonight instead.
thanks for the help
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