The keys to cooking ahead are knowing which foods keep well, how long they will keep, and how to store and serve them. You'll find this critical information in over 300 recipes and 27 menus in The Southern Living Complete Do-Ahead Cookbook. Following these recipes and menus will bring many rewards. You will have a hearty main dish on hand when your family is hungry, a cake in the freezer when company drops by, a surprise to pack in your child's lunchbox, enough hors d'oeuvres to feed the small army of guests you invited to a party - foods that ensure good meals and good times. And depending on your schedule, many of the recipes offer refridgerating instructions and freezing instructions. Just choose the storage method that best suits your preparation schedule.