I know some people are particular are about leftovers and prefer only freshly-made food, but let’s get a reality check. That doesn’t work for most people who need to get back to work and get on with everyday life and don’t have the time or energy to continue the charade of menu planning, shopping and cooking- especially after hosting a party!
I”m not sure about you, but when I plan a party, I often buy just a little more than what I need in case more people show up than I had expected. It all turns out well, usually, because I can send guests home with food and anything extra will go in the freezer.
For example, ingredients like these can go right into freezer bags and into the freezer for later use in soups and stews and smoothies and other drinks. The same goes for finished dishes like rice, pasta, stews, etc.
- fresh herbs
And some vegetables can even be roasted first before heading them off to the freezer. Check out some examples here.