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    Default Leftovers That Don't Seem Like Leftovers

    How are you remaking your leftovers so it doesn't feel like yesterday's news? Do you make it over into a new stir fry? Soups and stews? Something altogether different? Tell us more!

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    I try to make it different but it doesn't always work and it always depends on what it was first.

    Left over meatballs from the reunion got put on top of some bread dough I made last night.... Mmmm. Next time, I'll slice them first so they won't go rolling off the top.

    Stews will become a pot pie or Shepard's pie.

    Brats, ham and the rare steak get sliced and added to eggs for breakfast.

    Turkey becomes a pot pie or casserole.

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    My favorite way to use leftovers is in a tortilla, either to make a soft taco type of thing or a quesidilla.

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    Chicken - 1st meal, meaty pieces 2nd meal - smaller pieces creamed over toast 3rd meal - scrappy pieces in shepherd's pie 4th meal - carcass boiled for soup

    Beef - 1st meal sliced roast 2nd meal - stew 3rd meal- hash

    Ham - 1st meal - sliced ham 2nd meal - ham chunks in au gratin potaotes or on pizza 3rd meal - ham salad sandwiches.

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    Here's just a few of my "Planned Over" meals:

    Chicken

    Meal 1
    2 Crock pot roasted chicken with veggies
    Meal 2-(2 nights later)
    Chicken and dressing with gravy
    Meal 3-(2 nights later)
    Chicken and rice casserole
    Meal 4-(freeze)
    Chicken Tetrazzini - freezer meal
    Meal 5-(freeze)
    Chicken Pot Pie - freezer meal

    Large batch Spaghetti/Bolognese/Marinara sauce

    Meal 1
    Spaghetti
    Meal 2 - (make 1 and freeze 1)
    Lasagna - 2 nights later
    Meal 3 - 2 nights later
    Chicken Parmesan
    Meal 4 - (freeze)
    Baked ziti - Freezer Meal
    Meal 5- (Freeze)
    Chicken Cacciatore - Freezer meal

    Pinto Beans
    (from dry)

    Meal 1
    Beans and cornbread
    Meal 2 - next night
    Taco mix - Tacos
    Meal 3 - 2 nights later
    Beef and beans
    Meal 4 - Freeze
    Burrito mix - Freezer meal
    Meal 5 - (freeze)
    Make ahead Chimichangas - (Freezer Meal)

    (Large) Crock Pot Roast with gravy or veggies

    Meal 1
    Roast with veggies and gravy
    Meal 2
    diced roast with onion in gravy over rice or noodles
    Meal 3
    Roast beef sandwiches
    Meal 4
    Beef pot pie
    Meal 5
    Beef soup/Beef stew
    Meal 6
    Roast beef hash with onions and potaotes
    OR
    Goulash
    OR
    Fajitas
    OR
    Cubed in Hamburger Helpers
    OR
    Beef, rice, and veggie casserole - Freezer meal
    OR
    Beef Stroganoff

    And so many more....

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    WOW... y'all are so good doing this. Wish I could be as creative. Hmmm... something for me to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onencgirl View Post
    WOW... y'all are so good doing this. Wish I could be as creative. Hmmm... something for me to work on.
    It's not hard and you don't really have to be very creative...

    One night when I was having a pretty nasty Fibro flareup so I wasn't able to sleep, I decided to brainstorm and jot down everything I could make as planned overs, from one main entree such as a large beef or pork roast, whole chickens, or even a big pot of beans...could also be ground meat or hamburgers...
    I used a whole page for each entree.
    One I started, everything just started coming together...

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    I have a teen. You put it in the fridge and poof overnight it disappears.

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    Talking Leftover Chicken Recipe

    First time post...but I had to share this recipe. Whenever we have roast chicken i save some of it and put it in the freezer. When I have enough, I make Chicken Swiss Pie (also good with leftover ham instead of chicken)

    2 c. chopped chicken
    1 c. shredded Swiss
    1/3 c. finely minced onion
    4 eggs
    2 c. milk ( I use 1 & 3/4 if I use skim)
    1 c. Bisquick

    Use deep dish pie plate...pre-heat to 400 degrees.
    Lightly grease pan...place chicken, then onion, then Swiss in pan. Beat together the eggs, milk & Bisquick. I beat the eggs and Bisquick first so the mixture is less lumpy and then add the milk gradually. Pour over the rest and bake for 35 to 40 minutes...until it doesn't jiggle when you move the pan.

    Hope this helps someone!

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    Hahaha! @Frugalwarrior2.

    Dh and I don't really mind eating the same meal two days in a row, so we will just microwave/fry the leftovers. It makes life easier.

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    Great thread - one our favorites is leftover pork put into quesadillas w/ green chili. A lot of other meats do well in enchiladas. Pretty much everything but fish.

    Leftover potatoes are turned into hash browns, mostly. I don't make very good potato pancakes / latkes.

    Chicken's end is almost always soup. Beans get put into soups or quesadillas or soup. Veggies get stir fried or put into scrambled eggs, quiches.

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    These recipes are good ways to use up leftovers and make them see new

    Dante's Rice Recipe - Food.com - 134746
    Shanghai Noodles Recipe - Food.com - 61712
    Julienne Of Veal Poultry Pork Microwave) Recipe - Food.com - 210783

    Turnovers - just take some pie crust dough, fill with left over meat, some veggies, a little gravy to moisten, cover and seal with more dough and bake.
    I also do quesadillas or tacos with leftovers

    And of course there is soup.

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    i take leftover london broil roast beef or steak and make pepper steak.

    this week we had baked chicken breast on tuesday - i took the breast and cut them into thin cutlets before coating and baking because two peices si actually less meat uised this way and people get things in their head- like i am going to have 2 pc without realizing they are full after the first full thickness one .

    i had 2 reg breasts leftover i baked uncoated.
    set them aside before i even served dinner ( ie what i call planned leftovers )

    wednesday i made make one pot chicken cassarole- boiled 1.5 boxes bow tie noodles- drained them and added a large can of cream of chicken soup- the chicken cut into peices - salt pepper oregano wala yummy chicken casserole .'

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