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Photo by Shanon K ♥

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Shanon K ♥ is looking for: (2 recommendations)
I am serving lasagna Saturday and wanted to make the meat sauce today! Is that too soon? Thanks and happy 12.12.12!!!! ps I need to thae chicken, shrimp and Pork roast for saturday, when should I do that?;)

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Last updated: Dec. 12, 2012 10:37 am
Posted: Dec. 12, 2012 6:06 am
Commented by: Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 6:10 am
Commented by: Don
Dec. 12, 2012 6:11 am
Hi, re sauce, It shoild be fine in an aitight container for 3 days, May have to add a touch water when reeheating to thin a bit. the sauce seems to thicken when cold. hope helps. cheers.
Dec. 12, 2012 6:12 am
"airtight" cheers.
Dec. 12, 2012 6:14 am
Hi, start thursday, thawed will keep nicely for at least 1 day over for use on saturday. cheers
Dec. 12, 2012 6:17 am
Hi, sorry but, mind, depends on size of bird so possibly tonight for big bird, Shrimp only take max 24 hours. cheers again. Sorry for ramble.
Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 6:22 am
Thanks, Don! It's chicken breasts- not the whole bird! Cheers!
Dec. 12, 2012 6:24 am
Hi, 24 hours then as for shrimp. cheers
Dec. 12, 2012 6:27 am
that would be 4 days of your sauce in the fridge and than if you have leftovers of the lasagna it will be even longer. I think I would cook the sauce today, cool it and freeze in freezer ziplock bags. If you lay them flat to freeze they will defrost fairly fast if you put them into the fridge Saturday before bed.
Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 6:37 am
Thanks, korie! That was my concern! Maybe I could do the sauce today w/out the meat and cook the meat Thurs or Friday!
Dec. 12, 2012 6:43 am
I would not store sauce with meat for four days and then make anything from it. I agree with korekiss, if you must make it today then freeze it. You can either defrost it in the fridge overnight or just put it into a pan with a quarter cup of water to get it started and thaw it and heat it on the stovetop before assembling the lasagna. The extra water will evaporate after it heats through. The chicken breasts should thaw in 24 hours in the fridge. Depending on the size of the pork roast, it will likely take two to three days to thaw. You do want to make sure it;s thawed through because otherwise it won't cook evenly so assuming your fridge is cold, I would probably take it pout three days before you want to serve it. Lasagna, shrimp, chicken and a pork roast? Sounds like a feast!
Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 6:52 am
Thanks, Janet! I have family coming in! Will take the pork out today and that will give me room to freeze the sauce!
Cheryl's Cooking Now!
Dec. 12, 2012 9:50 am
You need a taste tester? lol! sounds like a fun time. Enjoy yourself and do not get over worked!
Shanon K ♥
Dec. 12, 2012 10:37 am
Actually, I do, luv!! Come on over! Thanks!
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