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    Default Leftover ideas!

    In my battle to use up all of our food and be less wasteful, I thought it would be a great idea if we all brain stormed what to do when we have some leftovers. For example:

    One pot roast can be turned into -----> bbq beef sandwiches

    One ham and cold rice can be turned into -----> pork chow mein

    One roasted chicken can be turned into ----->chicken enchiladas or chicken pot pie and then chicken soup

    One baked salmon can be turned into ----->salmon pasta salad

    I'd love to hear everyone's ideas!

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    Leftover pot roast - turned into vegetable beef soup (I do this a lot!)
    Leftover pork - turned into bbq or sandwiches
    Leftover cooked chicken - used in Chicken Enchilada Soup, Enchilada casserole or chicken/broccoli casserole
    Leftover white rice - eat for breakfast!

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    leftover meatloaf into my chili
    leftover ham into ham fried rice
    any little bits of leftover meat goes into a soup along with leftover veggies, rice and/or potato
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    Leftover Rice= Chinese Fried Rice
    Leftover Spaghetti Noodles= Chinese Lo Mein
    Leftover Mashed potatoes= Potato Pancakes
    Leftover Chicken Soup= Mexican Caldo Soup
    Leftover Meat & Veg= Stew or Stir Fry= ORmy fav-Freezer Stew
    Leftover Bread (any type= Strata, Stuffing
    Leftover Chile (ha) = Spicy Bean Cakes
    Leftover Devil eggs= Eggs/toast/gravy
    Leftover Fruit=Monkey Bread
    Leftover Soup Chicken=Chicken Potpie,eggrolls, croquettes (to DIE for) Egg Foo Yung, Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Lo Mein
    Leftover tuna fish salad= Fried Fish Cakes
    Leftover veggie Peas= Pea Soup
    Leftover Broc- See fried rice, lomien, stirfry
    Leftover Spinach Veg= spinach egg quiche (kugel) ,
    Oriental soup with Tofu,
    And of course Any veg left over by Thursday is in our Fri AM omelets OR in my Sunday Stew Pot.
    Thats all I can think we do
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    ~ left-over beer can be used to make beer'n'cheese soup (very good, but very strong).
    ~ left over rice and mashed potatoes used to thicken soups

    Have to think of more!

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    rice mixed with bits of leftovers (just about any kind of veggies or meats diced and saute'd in a bit of oil and garlic) makes a nice Chinese style rice...add soy sauce.

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    Leftover Ham from Christmas that I froze in chunks went into, ham salad, quiche, ham and noodle casserole and just yesterday omelets. That's the end of it and I for one am glad to see it go.

    Leftover chicken or Turkey turns into, chicken salad, fajitas or chicken casserole. My entire family just loves the casserole.

    Hamburger I seldom have leftover but if I do I make chili.

    Roast beef I use for sandwiches aujus or Philly cheese steak type sandwiches wrapped in tortillas with cheese, peppers and onions in both types. Once in awhile I will make soup out of it or a quick beef stroganoff.

    Pork always turns into BBQ sandwiches, with Cole slaw on top, on steamed rolls. In fact I cooked a small roast today just for the sandwiches and the leftovers from this will be lunch tomorrow. I love the darn things and can't stay away from them.

    We don't have too many leftover vegetables but I have been know to throw leftover chopped broccoli, spinach or green beans (that I run through my mini chopper) into my meatloaf. We also will use them in soup.

    Mashed potatoes are always potato pancakes in a day or two.
    Boiled potatoes or baked, I make into potato salad or home fries.

    Rice gets eaten for breakfast with milk and sugar or thrown into vanilla pudding.

    I used to throw so much food away it just made me sick. DH would never eat a leftover until I learned how to "remake" them. He eats them all the time now without a single complaint.

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    From tonight, we had leftover taco filling (hamburger, onion, bell peppers, corn, seasoning) so tomorrow it will become taco mac and cheese (or rice depends on if it's for lunch or supper)

    Roast chicken becomes chicken salad sandwiches (or served with crackers if I don't make bread), enchiladas, goes in casseroles, Dh & the girls will eat it plain and cold.

    One hint: unless I have to mix them, I serve all components of the original dinner separately (veggies, rice, meat, etc. all in separate containers) so that I can easily use them in something else if they don't all get eaten.

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    Leftover ham I save for flavoring beans.
    Leftover meats- I use in fried rice (made with leftover rice) or on salad
    Leftover veggies - I keep in a container in the freezer for soup
    Leftover sauted veggies/mushrooms - in omlets

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    Great ideas, ladies! I'm not so good at creative leftovers.

    Ham: goes into beans or fried rice, or mix with noodles as a casserole
    Rice: fried rice or rice cakes. crispy rice cakes to top soups
    Veggies: pureed and added to spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce(or fed to dogs)
    chicken: salad, soup, pot pie, fried rice, fajitas, or shredded for tacos/enchiladas
    pot roast(ha!): shredded beef or bbq sandwiches
    chili: frozen burrittos, chili-cheese fries
    plain pasta noodles: fried noodle pancake

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    leftover roast beef:

    open faced sandwiches
    hash
    stew
    SOS


    leftover ham:

    ham pockets
    ham pizza
    ham salad
    ham and au gratin potatoes


    left over chicken:

    creamed chicken over cornbread
    chicken pot pie
    chicken and dumplings
    soup

    leftover meatloaf:

    crumble and add to spaghetti
    slice for sandwiches


    Any leftover veggies get saved for soups. .. if they've been cooked and recooked, I puree them before I add them. . gives flavor and body to the soup, but not the nasty texture of soggy vegetables.

    leftover mac/cheese gets pureed for cheese sauce or soup. This is frequently served over baked potatoes

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