Bear N Mom Recipes - Helpful Hints for Casseroles and Entrees

Sprinkle instant potatoes to stew to help thicken the gravy
Sprinkle instant potatoes to stew to help thicken the gravy | Source
Individual Casseroles
Individual Casseroles
Make Two Casseroles - 1 for now and 1 for freezing
Make Two Casseroles - 1 for now and 1 for freezing
Sprinnkle flour in pan to prevent oil from spattering.
Sprinnkle flour in pan to prevent oil from spattering. | Source
  • Make two casseroles at one time. The second one goes in the freezer to be pulled out when you need a quick meal to serve unexpected guests.
  • Make individual casseroles in muffin tins. The smaller portions will freeze easier.
  • If you plan to freeze foods, never overcook them. They will finish cooking while being reheated.
  • Be sure to label frozen foods with name of food and date so that they are used within one or two months.
  • By sprinkling a little salt or flour in a pan you can prevent hot oil from spattering.
  • You can keep cooked rice separated with a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Frozen foods with clove, garlic and green pepper get stronger while being frozen; while foods with sage, onion and salt get milder.
  • Cooked egg white will get tough if frozen.
  • By spraying your grill with oil, it will prevent sticking.
  • To thicken a stew, you can add some instant potatoes.
  • Drape lasagna noodles over the side of the pot to keep them separated.

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