Sunday, July 6, 2008


We don't have many leftovers at all.......

we have potato salad and ribs from Friday's lunch that if not finished off today, will go with dh to work tomorrow for lunch.

we have 1 serving of leftover Country Chicken dinner from last night that will go with dh to work tomorrow for lunch.

When we have leftover spaghetti noodles, I add them to the sauce and send them w/dh to work for lunch.

IF we ever have leftover roast or vegs, I "dump" them all in a gallon freezer bag taht I keep in the freezer, I just add things as we have them, and when I get 3-4 bags, I toss it all in a large stockpot, add whatever else I need and make veggie soup. Don't have any bags in there right now, but we haven't had these type leftovers in a while.

We usually dont have a lot of leftovers, usually just one serving, which dh takes to work for lunch. He has a full kitchen in his break room, so he's able to reheat them.

Have you ever looked at the leftovers and wondered how you could ever cook again? The fridge is overflowing and you just have to use up what is in there. Fear not, for it's "turning leftovers into another meal day!"
Baked potatoes can be cut up for fried potatoes, potato salad, or peeled and mashed for mashed potatoes or potato soup
Leftover rice (white, brown or wild) can be added to a pot of soup (along with leftover meat, if you have any) or turned into rice pudding
Fruit can top waffles or pancakes, make a fruit salad, or top puddings and custards
Leftovers from the crudite platter can be chopped and added to salads, soups, casseroles or steamed or sauteed for a side dish.
Waffles, pancakes, and French toast freeze well to reheat in the toaster or microwave for a quick breakfast
Leftover spaghetti noodles? Mixed into leftover sauce for a quick casserole, with new ingredients for a new casserole or even into eggs for a traditional Italian frittata (along with your favorite meat, veggies and cheese).
Add lefover roast, steak and chicken to soups, casseroles or salads. Slices make delicious sandwiches.
Boiled eggs can become egg salad for lunch, part of a dinner salad or deviled for a quick snack.
Leftover stuffing/dressing can be a base for a tasty casserole - add meat, a little gravy and bake!

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