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The Home Depot
(816)478-3300
4210 S Lees Summit Rd
Independence, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)931-7434
111 E Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)525-3498
651 SE Oldham Parkway
Lees Summit, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)767-8807
4707 E Bannister Rd
Kansas City, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(913)648-7811
9600 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)229-2902
905 NE Adams Dairy Pkwy
Blue Springs, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)415-2269
8598 N Church Rd
Kansas City, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)459-9950
4949 Old Pike Rd
Gladstone, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(913)789-8899
5700 Antioch
Merriam, KS
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(816)741-2580
8900 NW Skyview Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Make and freeze meals for parties

Whether your holiday dinner or party is casual or formal, one of the best ways to minimize last-minute effort and entertaining stress is, of course, to prepare and freeze fresh foods, party appetizers, entrees, or desserts in advance.

Of course, you can't just wrap food and pop it into the freezer if you want it to be party-perfect. But you can follow these simple guidelines, adapted from two University of Missouri excellent resources: "Freezer Problem Solver," and "Freezing Home-Prepared Foods."

Freezer Basics

Optimal temperature for freezing–Your freezer should be at a constant temperature of 0 degrees F. or less. At warmer temperatures, color, flavor, and texture will suffer.

Freeze fresh food at its best–Freezing won't improve quality; select only top-quality fruits and vegetables at the peak of ripeness and freshness.

Leave enough room–Leave room at the top of freezer containers to allow for expansion of food as it freezes. If you're freezing vegetables that pack loosely, such as broccoli, this is not necessary.

Changed your mind?–Took out too much, or decided not to serve a particular frozen item, after all? You can re-freeze food if it still has ice crystals on it, or if it has been refrigerated for no more than two days at 40 degrees F. or below. However, the quality of the re-frozen food may not be as good as it originally was. A major exception to the re-freeze rule: Seafood. Don't refreeze it, even if it has ic...

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