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How to make use of leftover food

August 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the habit of storing leftovers in the fridge and forget about it until a week later when it is too late to use it and end up throwing it in the garbage? With a little creativity you will be amazed at what you can do with your leftovers.

First of all you need to plan out what you are going to do with the leftovers, have it incorporated in a later meal so that you will not forget it. If you have left over roast chicken use it in tomorrow’s pasta dish or in a sandwich. Leftover meat loaf can be cut in to small cubes and used instead of meatballs in your spaghetti or serve over rice with barbecue sauce.

Have a leftover night one day of the week. Take out all the leftovers in the fridge, heat it, do a little modification if you need to, such as making a soup from the veggies and you will have a full meal without any hassle and you will be saving money too.

If you have a lot leftover, put them in freezer bags, label them and freeze. You can use them for an easy meal later.