Post # 1
I made this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/mac-and-cheese-recipe2/index.html as a thanskgiving side last night, and I have a TON of leftovers. It was delicious but I worry when I try to reheat it will be dry. What are the best ways to reheat mac and cheese while still keeping it creamy and delicious?
Post # 3
I can never get the same original creaminess with reheating, but I add some milk and reheat slowly and stir frequently and it’s pretty good.
Post # 4
@hopefloats: I find reheating in the oven is the best way to go, microwave will dry it right out! Keep it covered too!
Post # 5
Definitely keep it out of the microwave! Not only will it dry out but the mac will go horribly rubbery. Stir a little extra milk or cream into it, put it into a casserole dish covered with tinfoil and then slowly reheat in the oven.
Post # 6
I always heat my leftovers on the microwave and while it alters the texture slightly it doesn’t change the taste at all and it has never bothered me. I would try to re-heat in the oven at a lower temperature (275-300F maybe ?).
Post # 7
Thanks, I will be trying the oven + milk method 🙂
Post # 9
@hopefloats: A little milk and butter or oil and not on 100% heat. It is never as good.
Post # 10
Leftover Mac & Cheese
Lol… I’m all up for leftovers… what time should I be there ?
Seriously, you have gotten some great advice from the other Bees… I’d do what @Steampunkbride: has suggested.
Enjoy every bite !!
These Thanksgiving posts have made me soooo hungry these last few days… cannot wait for the weekend to get here, so Mr TTR and I can whip up some great dishes together.
Post # 11
Oh and I should have added grate a little more cheese on the top so it goes all lovely and melty again. Or even grated cheese with just a few fresh breadcrumbs mixed into the cheese That way it goes all lovely and melty and crispy!
I’m with @This Time Round: too. You just can’t beat leftovers. Which is why I like Boxing Day eats almost as much as I do Christmas dinner!
Post # 12
To @Steampunkbride: lol, Totally agree in regards to Boxing Day Eats.
Christmas Day is all about Hot Turkey…
Boxing Day is all about the leftovers.
We usually begin the day by using up the Mashed Potatoes in some sort of Latkes or Potato Pancakes
For Lunch it is a chance to use up any leftover Dinner Rolls with COLD Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry Sauce, and a side of Salad (if there is any left).
For Dinner we get rid of whatever else is around by having HOT Turkey Sandwiches.
(Hot Turkey in that the turkey is cold, but the Gravy is HOT and poured over top… it is usually accompanied by whatever reheated Leftovers we can find… Veggies, Stuffing, etc).
Lol, of course BOTH meals are finished off with Leftover Desserts… there are usually a few pieces of Pie etc.
Then on the 27th, the Turkey gets stripped off the bone, and thrown into a Stock Pot along with a bunch of fresh veggies… and within a few hours I have a nice supply of Turkey Soup stowed away in the freezer.
Sooo much better I’ve found that eating Leftover Turkey for days on end.
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All these American Thanksgiving topics have made me quite hungry these last few days. And I have to admit wanting to try some new recipes. Parts of the US having different “traditional” eats for Thanksgiving than we do here in Canada.
Mac & Cheese is not a big dish here for Thanksgiving for example.
Post # 13
@This Time Round: Expect me by teatime on the 26th December! lol!
Your Boxing Day menu is similar to mine though. We have a big family get-together at ours and it is always a glorious buffet with delicious left-overs. Latkes always feature too.
Post # 14
i’m not sure if this is true but i saw it online somewhere so i’m chipping in my 2 cents! apparently if you reheat anything in the microwave with a glass of water beside it, it will ensure it is still moist. try it and let me know if it works 🙂