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Packed lunch - pasta sauce from the freezer. Should I heat it up or let it thaw??

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greenday Sun 13-Sep-09 15:33:35

So I've already taken the frozen pasta sauce out of the freezer and put it in the fridge for overnight.

In the morning, when I'm preparing DD's packed lunch, should I heat it up so its piping hot, and then let it cool down to room temperature in time for DD's lunch??

Or should I leave it cold and let it warm up to room temperature?

What's safer .. food hygiene wise?


greenday Sun 13-Sep-09 15:53:25


greenday Mon 14-Sep-09 11:02:51

Is my question really that boring?
Help anyone?

bellavita Mon 14-Sep-09 11:05:05

Hmmmm.. this is to take to school yes?

I would leave it to come up to room temperature.

Haylstones Mon 14-Sep-09 11:09:32

What kind of sauce is it? Think I'd heat it up but I'm not sure...

AstronomyDomine Mon 14-Sep-09 11:10:23

agree with bellavita

greenday Mon 14-Sep-09 11:11:50

Oh thank you thank you for replying!!!

Yes, its for DD's packed lunch at school.

Actually, I failed to mention that where I am now, which is a hot and humid country. Does that make any difference to whether I should heat or leave it to come up to room temperature?

greenday Mon 14-Sep-09 11:12:58

Sauce is minced beef and the usual veggies ...

Again, thank you sooo much, you all, for replying

AstronomyDomine Mon 14-Sep-09 11:16:10

OK, maybe you need to be a bit more careful then.
You'll be fine leaving it at RT provided you have a lunch-cool-box. Your location is hot and humid so could warm the meat sauce up making it unfit to eat.

bellavita Mon 14-Sep-09 18:50:11

Ah, well in that case then, I wouldn't do it at all if it has meat in. I thought you meant some plain tomato ragu. Hot and humid country... meat... a no no from me I'm afraid.

greenday Tue 15-Sep-09 13:25:43

OK thank you all. I think I won't agree to pack pasta for DD's lunch anymore .. or at least, make sure its just veggie sauce.

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