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#1 of 2 Old 09-29-2002, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,
We are not vegetarian, but I love veggie lasagne. My dh's 30th birthday is coming up, right after we are expecting our first kid....so a friend of mine has agreed to host a surprise birthday party for him, I'm making and freezing all the food - she and her dp are going to actually put it on when the time comes.

I want to make 2 pans of lasagne -- I have his mom's meat version, but I want to make a veggie version. COuple of questions for you -- first do some veggies freeze better than others in this kind of dish? how does fish do? and lastly -- anyone have a tested and good recipe to use for lasagne that will freeze well?

thanks,

Kristin -- mom of Erin (11/5/02) and Leah (9/29/05)
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Just about any lasagna recipe should freeze well. I make stuff for my freezer all the time, and I don't use recipes, and all of my lasagnas have turned out fine. You shouldn't have a problem with any of the veggies that go in lasagna. Off the top of my head, the only veggie I can think of that doesn't freeze well is potatoes, and you obviously won't put any of those in there. According to the books I've read, fish should freeze well too, but I have to admit that I don't really care for fish and seldom eat it.

The most important thing you should remember is to undercook the noodles, if you boil them at all. Putting them in the lasagna hard and adding some water to the sauce is also acceptable. If you cook them all the way, they'll get mushy when the lasagna bakes. I don't bake my lasagna before I freeze it. I line a pan with freezer wrap and assemble the lasagna in it. I pop the pan in the freezer, and after the lasagna is frozen, I slide it out of the pan so that I can have my pan until I'm ready to eat the lasagna. To defrost, unwrap the lasagna and put it in the pan. I defrost mine in the fridge, but I think you can put a frozen lasagna in the oven. If you try that, you should probably lower the temp from 350 to 325, at least at first.
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