Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Works for Me: Freezing Leftover Pizza

We always order too much pizza. I get sucked into the deals and we like variety. I also have the fear of running out of food. Okay, maybe it's not a fear as much as it is a phobia.


Whenever we order pizza we have leftovers. In the old days, before I was wise and wrinkled, I would just put all the leftovers in the frig. By day three, we'd all be sick of supreme and I'd end up throwing some of it out.

Thank goodness for my friend T., who is wise but not wrinkled.

She suggested freezing the leftovers.

So now I put 1 or 2 pieces of pizza in a freezer bag (or what you would consider an individual serving), then pop them in the freezer. Sometimes I end up with several bags depending on how much is leftover.

When your kids are ready for lunch one day, take the pizza out of the bag, then heat it up in the toaster oven. The pizza will crisp up like it just came out of the oven because, well, it just did.

I still put a few leftover pieces in the frig for Hubs' breakfast the next morning. Cold pizza. The breakfast of champions.

Check out Kristen's blog for more tips this week.


Carpoolqueen said...

"Leftover pizza" is not in our vocabulary. Neither is "May I have more broccoli?"

Amanda said...

I really hadn't thought of doing that. Thanks for bringing the obvious to our attention.

Carie said...

Awesome idea! We spend $20 per pizza because we order gourmet, and I always feel so guilty throwing the leftovers away a week later because no one eats them. Will DEFINITELY try to freeze next time! Thanks for sharing this!