To keep food at its freshest, store everything in airtight containers. Whether that’s a zip-top bag, a glass bowl with a tight-fitted lid or a jar, air is the enemy of freshness.
When freezing ahead, make sure to label and date everything. For tastiest (and safest) results, keep frozen food for no longer than three months. If you’re storing food in the fridge, you have about a week to consume it.
Reheating properly is important, especially when proteins are concerned. If you are heating food from the freezer, allow the food to thaw before heating it back up again. Transfer the container you want thawed to your refrigerator, and let it thaw overnight. Using any heat (either your microwave or running water) can cause the meat to defrost and heat unevenly, even overcooking it in parts. After that, you can simply heat as you normally would.