We’re all trying to eat more healthy food and limit habits that don’t serve us. But we’re only human and will be tempted by fast food and fried restaurant take out from time to time. If you’re like me, my dinner tends to sit for a while when I get home and then after I am settled in and ready to eat, my dinner has grown cold and unappetizing. The thought of heating it up in the microwave is also unappetizing because I know the texture will be weird and the food will be dried out.
My daughter brought home some amazing zucchini sticks from her favorite place and left them in the fridge for me.
Grateful for the unexpected snack, I placed them on the baking rack of my CSO and added some extra cheese…oh yes!
I set the oven to 350 on Bake Steam in the middle position for 5 – 7 minutes and they were heated through with a lovely crust of fresh cheese. If you’re not sure how long to set the time for, follow your nose and check frequently to avoid burning your snacks 🙂
My go to fast food meal is the fish sandwich from Mickey Dee’s… also great re-heated in the CSO. The goal is not only to warm the food but to restore it to its original condition at time of service, or at least as close as possible. Place the food on the rack so that the heat can come up under it. For the messier items like pizza and other cheesy foods, it’s nice to use foil under the rack to help with clean up.
For most reheating, the Bake Steam setting is right because it injects moisture into the cavity. This makes the buns light and fresh tasting, keeps the fries from drying out, yet finishes with dry heat to create or re-create a light browning/crisping and that is anything but unappetizing.
Next time you want to be a little bad, let your CSO make it even better!