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Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

topic posted Mon, October 2, 2006 - 9:10 AM by  Samantha
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A friend is having a baby. Her water broke Thurs night, so Friday I made a very dairy sweet kugel (it's her favorite thing that I make) but she didn't have the baby yet and it's looking likely it will be Wednesday before I can take her this (baby should arrive today).

The longer it sits in my fridge the more I want to eat it myself, but mostly I want to make sure that it stays good for her. Having baked it Friday, should I freeze it? It's a big kugel and will probably take their large household a couple days to eat.

And in the event that we don't get over there until Sunday, should I freeze it now anyway?

Noodle Kugel
preheat oven to 350F.
serves 8 or so - it's a side dish

8 oz wide egg noodles
2 T butter (if it's cold, cut it into smallish pieces)
4 oz cheddar cheese, cubed small
1.5 lbs. cottage cheese
1/2 c sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
1 c sour cream
1/4 t slat
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 c raisins (or two handfuls)
1/2 c cornflake crumbs (I use a large dish so I usually need a whole cup)

Cook noodles and directed and drain well. Put hot noodles in a large bowl, and add butter, cheddar, cottage cheese, sugar, eggs, sour cream, salt, vanilla and raisins and mix thoroughly. Place in a large casserole and topw ith corn flakes. Bake at 350F for one hour.

Good hot or cold. I like it warm better.
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Samantha
SF Bay Area
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  • Re: Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

    Mon, October 2, 2006 - 9:24 AM
    one would imagine that freezing dairy could be a bad thing. but how can one find out for sure i wonder...
    • Re: Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

      Mon, October 2, 2006 - 9:27 AM
      I've had frozen lasagna and creamy pasta sauces - don't see why you can't freeze it. You could cut it up into portion sizes and package in freezer bags so she can just heat up one portion rather than having to do a whole cassarole at a time. My sister in law just had her baby 2 weeks ago and that's what she did with a bunch of dinners before she had her - lasagna, soup, pasta, etc...
      • Re: Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

        Mon, October 2, 2006 - 9:40 AM
        <You could cut it up into portion sizes and package in freezer bags so she can just heat up one portion rather than having to do a whole cassarole at a time>

        Yeah, and if I do this she won't notice if I eat some of it. (-: That's a good idea. But I don't think the integrity of the casserole will stay together in a freezer bag and then just look like a bag o' glop. Suggestions?
        • Re: Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

          Mon, October 2, 2006 - 10:25 AM
          <But I don't think the integrity of the casserole will stay together in a freezer bag and then just look like a bag o' glop. Suggestions? >

          You can package in tupperwares or freeze the whole thing right now so it's solid then cut it up and package in freezer bags.
          • Re: Can I / do I need to freeze a kugel?

            Mon, October 2, 2006 - 10:35 PM
            you might be able to slice it before freezing it, and after sliciing it, use a butter knife to insert pieces of waxpaper between the slices (to keep them seperated while freezing) you'd want to make sure you have wax paper between the kugel and the dish sides too... Then you can freeze it whole, but have it sliced...

            ideally it would be on the bottom of the pan, but that would have had to have happened before you cooked it...

            I guess you won't be able to sneak any though.

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