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Cooking Instructions & Tips

If you have misplaced the cooking instructions, no worries. The cooking instructions for all of our entrees are listed below.

Additional questions?  Please don‘t hesitate to contact us at 610.647.1002 or info@homecooked.net.

Freezing Tips

  • Eliminate air from bags before freezing, but leave some room for liquids to expand.
  • Place the rectangular foil pans on the shelf first, then put zip top freezer bags on top of them.
  • Keep your freezer at 0°F or lower. This is the optimal temperature for retaining nutritional content, flavor and texture.
  • For best results, store frozen meals for no more than 60 days.
  • Don‘t freeze 2-3 of your meals. Keep them in the refrigerator to have this week.

Thawing Tips

  • For best results, thaw in the refrigerator for 1-3 days.
  • Do not go directly from freezer to oven, unless cooking instructions specifically call for this.
  • Never thaw dishes on the counter top. This supports bacterial growth and can lead to food borne illnesses.

Cooking Tips

  • Follow cooking instructions as provided. Internal temperature of all foods need to reach at least 165°F. See below if you need an extra copy.
  • Take this opportunity to check the spice level and add a dash of spice or salt if needed.
  • Give it a good stir. Gravies and sauces may separate during freezing.
  • Do not cook or microwave food in the zip top freezer bag.

Cooking Instructions

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(across N Valley Rd from the Paoli Train Station)
phone: 610.647.1002