Storing and Heating
All Meals are Packed in Oven and Microwave Safe
Ready to Heat Trays
BEST WAY TO MICROWAVE YOUR MEALS
For BEST results completely defrost (thaw) your meals prior to heating.
Microwave heating is a very unforgiving rapid method to prepare your food. On one hand it heats very rapidly, but on the other it very quickly can over cook any or all components of your dish.
To make matters more difficult, microwaves come in all different powers making firm reheating times impossible.
Better Reheated Method:
Heat your meals the LEAST amount of time to get just hot enough. Do this by initially heating your meal for half the time indicated and then heat in small increments of 15 to 30 seconds at a time and checking each time if your meal is hot enough.
Best “IDEAL” Reheating Method:
If you want a perfectly reheated meal you will have to separate the components of the meal out of our trays and add them back into the tray or a plate throughout the cooking process.
This is because every component of your meal needs a different amount of time to reach optimal flavor without overcooking, which happens all too often in microwave cooking and reheating.
Thus, in order to have your meal come out perfectly, you will need to use a layer approach to heating, whereby you start with the densest item in the tray first, then add the next component with less density and finally add the loosest, least dense item (often the vegetable) during the last 30 seconds of heating.
If you prefer your meats medium rare, then you will need to take a little more care and use the layers approach described above, and heat in small 15 to 30 second increments until all the parts of your meal are hot without any overcooking.