Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Give Your Leftovers a New Look

Are you tired of seeing the same leftovers over and over? Why not change them a little or put them into a totally different dish to use them up?

I found that planning my meals so that any leftovers from meals the day or two before can be used. For example:
  • tacos one night (leftover toppings)...into the chili the next night
  • cut fruit for dessert one day...into smoothies the next morning
  • cooked hot cereal one morning...into smoothies/cookies/pancakes etc. the next day
  • too much soup?...put into the freezer to use in a couple weeks
  • leftover cooked vegetables...into a soup (classic)/casserole/make a "pot pie"

I have been working with a (non-vegan) stocked kitchen since we moved back. Since we are living here temporarily, I have been trying to make the best of it. So although it's a bit harder to eat what we normally would, I am thankful for the challenge to use up things creatively. If you have ideas about leftovers you can pass along, please leave a comment. I'd love to hear.

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1 comment:

the7gerbers said...

Good morning, Loretta...

You know, it occurs to me that I do not know all the ins and outs of what a vegan will eat. Can you tell us? When I have leftovers that we won't use, they go to my chickens, who very sweetly turn them into nice, free-range eggs for our family.

Chickens are about the most efficient birds in that way, and they make nice pets, too. :-) But maybe you don't "do" eggs? Just wondering.