The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

Weekdays 6:00AM-9:00AM

The issue with leftovers is that they never seem to taste as good as the night before. But that’s probably because you aren’t reheating them the correct way. Here’s a hint: skip the microwave and follow these tips instead.

  • Seafood: No one enjoys overcooked seafood so it’s important to only heat fish dishes in a low-temperature oven until just heated through (but for the love of God, please no reheating fish in the office microwave).
  • Soups, sauces, and gravies: Thankfully these are easy to warm up. You can easily do so on the stovetop until the liquid comes to a boil.
  • Pasta: Add a little liquid to your pasta to keep it from drying out. Then spread out your noodles evenly in a saucepan over medium heat. Toss the noodles until they’re warm for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Rice: Scoop the rice into “hockey puck-sized patties” and fry them in a skillet coated with some olive oil until they’re browned on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Pizza: A microwave could make the crust soggy. In order to keep your crust crispy, place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Vegetables: Microwaved veggies can quickly turn to mushHeat roasted vegetables in a hot oven at 450 degrees for 4 or 5 minutes to keep them firm and crisp.
  • Chicken and steak: Similar to seafood, you don’t want the meat drying out so the key is to reheat “low and slow.” Place the meat in a baking dish and bake in the oven at 200 to 250 degrees until it’s warmed through.

Can we all agree that “meal prepping” is just eating leftovers for the entire week? Sometimes, there are some types of food that just taste better as leftovers…like, hello…pizza! Do you eat leftovers? Tweet us! @theMRLshow