Meal warming tips
We brew up our meals to require as little work for you as possible. But still it’s food we’re talking here folks so a dash of extra effort in heating goes a long way to maxing out the yum in your meals. A few tips from our travels…
- Set a quick meal batting order – Certain things hold up in the fridge (or to your particular taste) better than others so when you get your delivery, scan the group and give a quick thought to what you want to eat first. Maybe that one with the green salad or avocado leads off and a stew or cooked vegetable item bats in the later innings.
- Glance before you heat – We’re working on more heating instruction detail but ’til then give a gander to the meal and label. Full meals intended for cold consumption are almost always labeled as such. And anything with a fresh lettuce or spinach leaf in it likely means there’s a portion you’ll want to remove and heat separately.
- Cut some things in half first – Maybe it’s a burger, a chicken filet, the Scottish Eggs (definitely!)… some items will just heat faster and more evenly if you size them down a notch. So spread the reheating love around a little by cutting those bad boys in half before your fire the microwave or stovetop.
- Rotate and flip – No different than other items you heat up in the microwave, our little meal bundles will appreciate getting moved around a bit. Even if you have a rotating tray, I find best results from stopping mid-heat-up and spinning the plate a bit, maybe flipping the piece of meat before hitting start again. Same general theory applies in the pan or oven.
- Riff to tailor flavor – We’re always experimenting with flavor, and will soon start dabbling with salt. But there will always be places we can’t go and nothing suits your tastes like, um, your tastes. So keep a little salt and pepper on hand, maybe a bottle of your favorite sauce or other seasoning, and riff a little on top of our foundation. You won’t hurt our feelings.
Posted: October 1st, 2012 | 2 Comments »