I've been cooking meals large enough to equate into leftovers the next day for a month now. While it's great to have, we get bored with some of them to where I'm looking for a variation to the menu without overspending.
We do lasanga (but expensive with the cheeses included). We do beef stew...
I like to make my own veggie broth and can it. Any time I am chopping veggies up for something I keep all the little end pieces, etc that normally would be thrown away. I keep them in a gallon zippy bag in the freezer and when it gets full, it's time to make broth. I add a few herbs and such...
What are your favorite leftovers?
I'm trying to figure out a more creative way of meal planning that takes leftovers into account.
For example: I'll make a pork loin and that's great for dinner one night, the next night it's still good but after that we're not really going to want to eat...
I've been throwing food out all week. I caught DH not taking his lunch for the third time this week. My fridge is full of little containers. And something in there has died and I cannot find it.
Do you ever get tired of keeping the leftovers and want to say 'the hell with it" and just throw...
Soups are always a good way to incorporate leftovers into another meal. What are some of your other favorite ways to use up those odds and ends of foods?
I want to consciously work harder at not throwing food away. I have fired up the crockpot with what seems be something that is going to turn out fabulous!!
4 CUPS CHOPPED CELERY & ½ CHOPPED ONION, SAUTED IN BUTTER
1 PACKAGE GREEN GIANT YELLOW CARROTS,WHITE BEANS...
I have started trying a new system for my leftovers.
Even when I only have just a bit, I like to freeze the leftover(s) in ice cube trays then transfer to a ziploc bag(s) I keep in the freezer. My plan is to write down what I put into these bags, a running list on my fridge or otherwise...
Finally got around to using my new 2 qt CP. We had a cup or so of leftover corn & limas yesterday at lunch so I had the bright ides of CPing them into a corn custard.
2 c milk
1 c corn & limas
a couple chunks of corn bread
2 T honey
sprinkle of pepper
The CP didn't heat the mixture as...
I decided to make a soup for dinner tonight using the leftovers I've been saving in the freezer. I've only done this once before, many years ago, and it didn't turn out to be tasty at all. I'm hoping some of you will weigh in on my ingredients and tell me what I should add or leave out or what...
Chicken and Dressing Casserole
Recipe DescriptionEasy dish to make with leftovers, and the kids will love it! You can dress it up with your favorite vegetables on the side. Preparation Steps:Cook and cube 2 chicken breasts or use 2 cups leftover chicken or turkey. Preheat oven...
I have miscellaneous small leftover items in the fridge that I would like to put together for one meal to finish up. The approximate measurements are:
2 C mashed potatoes
1 C broccoli pieces
1 small boneless pork chop
1/3 C carrots
1/3 C corn
1/2 C tomato sauce
If anyone has any ideas on how...
Here's a tip I like to use, when I think about it. When I have something with gravy left over, I freeze the gravy until I have enough to add to something. Example: tomato sauces get saved for inclusion into spaghetti sauce. Beef gravy gets saved for hot hamburger sandwiches. Chicken gravy gets...
This weekend I was reading “You’re Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead” by Larry Winget. (A pretty good read, by the way. The advice is nothing groundbreaking, but his straight talk and no excuses approach is entertaining.) Anyway, in the book he states...
I made a chicken and rice casserole last night and there are tons of leftovers. Dh woke up during the middle of the night on Saturday with food poisioning from our date night on Friday night (another reason not to eat out as much as we do) and hasn't eaten anything since then so needless to say...
Today I cleaned out the fridge and had to use up
1 butternut squash
5 oranges (were pretty soft)
6 apples (had spots)
turkey- use or throw today
2 stocks of celery
1 package cream cheese
It was a very busy day here as I made