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Narinder
05-05-2002, 09:43 AM
I've started to make my meals on sunday then place them in a tupperware container, the meals are consisted of:
- Pasta with Tuna, sweetcorn and mayo
- Pasta with Chicken breasts, pasta sauce and some other veg
- Chinese chicken stir fry
- Rice with chicken breasts

I am gonna eat these meals within the same week, should I refridge or freeze the meals in the tupperware container?

Tryska
05-05-2002, 11:01 AM
you could actually freeze both of them, but the rice and pasta might be mushy when you reheat it.

Narinder
05-05-2002, 01:02 PM
how long could I refridge it ?

body
05-05-2002, 02:21 PM
the foods should be okay in the fridge for two days, as long as you cool them quickly.

the mayo may not freeze that well, unless its FTS mayo(freeze thaw stable) you have to start adding starch that does not retogradation etc to do this. I am not sure you can buy this commerically.

for freezing, see what happens to the foods when you freeze them, then defrost them.

quicker they are fozen, the less problems will occur on defrosting.

some foods do not freeze well. pasta can be frozen and defrosted.

differenet sauces will vary, you will have to experiment your self with that.

body
05-05-2002, 02:25 PM
chicken will be okay for up to 5 days after cooking the first time. but this is cooled very quickly, you are unlikley to be able to do this in yorkshire in the summer, in the winter you can put it out side as the its cold enough.

do not put it in your freezer to cool down as it will heat everything else up and damage your freezer motor.

body
05-05-2002, 02:40 PM
tuna will last for about 3 days fine.

rice is the most likely ingredient to cause food posioning over the meats (assuming the meat is cooked properly.)

tuna - tinned has already been cooked quite well.

Tryska
05-05-2002, 03:33 PM
doh..didn't realize mayo was involved. listen to body.

nejar462
05-05-2002, 07:23 PM
why can't he just put the mayo on right before he eats the food?

body
05-06-2002, 11:15 AM
nejar - narinder is a female name.

Tryska
05-06-2002, 11:39 AM
no it's not?

Tryska
05-06-2002, 11:39 AM
to prove he's not a chick, go take a gander at his pics body.

body
05-06-2002, 12:56 PM
sorry all the narinders i have heard of have been females.

is it one of those names that can be male and female then?

Narinder
05-06-2002, 03:28 PM
I'm a male, Narinder is a unisex name...lol

Tryska
05-06-2002, 04:29 PM
i've never known a female narinder.

odd.

body
05-06-2002, 05:51 PM
there was a semi famous on on uk big brother about a year ago.

and a female that i no has it as well. but you will not have heard of her.

Tryska
05-06-2002, 05:53 PM
maybe it's a regional thing. In my experience Narinder has always been a female name. the -ER endng tells me that, but India has 450 languages and thousands of dialectas, so it wouldn't surprise me. *lol*

hotgirl_03
05-06-2002, 05:54 PM
anyways back to the original ? the rice will probably go mush and i certainly wouldnt keep tuna in the fride that long it may be simplier to eat tuna freash from a can. but the chicken surely should last about 6 days. ive even heard grilled chicken lasts longer then fryed and is better for u.