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Making creamed spinach, how far ahead can I make it?

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breakfastfan Dec 31, 2012 10:34 AM

I am trying the pioneer woman's recipe and it calls for a roux based cream sauce. Can I make it in the afternoon, to be reheated and served at 7pm?

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    fourunder Dec 31, 2012 10:47 AM

    You certainly can prepare anything in advance....but in this case it may be prudent to alter your recipe a bit to include more moisture to compensate for drying out during the holding period and reheat phase. will you be reheating on the stove or microwave?

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      foodieX2 Dec 31, 2012 10:53 AM

      I make Smitten Kitchens recipe when the craving strikes and while I think the flavor/texture suffers a little when I reheat the leftovers it is not enough to stop me from making extra! Here is the recipe if you want to compare.

      http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/1...

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        breakfastfan Dec 31, 2012 01:17 PM

        Thank you, I did go with the smitten recipe, I have everything ready to go, and will do it just before my guests get here and keep in the oven until I serve, around 45 minutes.

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          foodieX2 Dec 31, 2012 01:22 PM

          Report back and let me know what you think! Happy New Year!

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