Intentional leftovers are simply planned. By planning for leftovers, you can save time and money. For instance, last winter this channel a lot featured beans and rice recipes. Made in large batches, the basic beans and rice recipe was tasty. Turning it into other recipes gave us more delicious options, such as easy bean and rice tacos and easy rice and bean burritos made from leftovers.
Turn leftover hotdogs into new meals after your next barbecue. Try adding them to your macaroni and cheese, or to pasta sauce.
Holidays meals are excellent for gleaning leftovers. Turkey-based meals are a particular favorite for these. Try an anything-goes after Thanksgiving sandwich by placing two slices of bread side-by-side on a baking sheet. Top each slice with whatever leftovers you want. For example, the first slice may hold turkey and stuffing, while the second slice be piled with stuffing and gravy. Simply add a slice of cheese and bake until warmed through.
Chicken-based meals also net you with usable leftovers. The chicken can be added to pasta sauce or placed on a pizza, potatoes can be used as a base for mini shepherd's pie, and green beans can be added to broccoli and carrots for a stir fry.
There are many options for using leftovers. All you have to do is experiment.
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