Jul 6 # 1 of 33
So, I know some people (me) are fine with working leftovers into the meal rotation and others just feel like they're icky. What's your opinion?
I try to make leftovers into something else if I can, like chopping up cooked chicken breasts and using in a casserole or some such. Or making leftover roast into soup, or using veggies in a casserole or soup.
Hubby doesn't like leftovers too much so I have to be creative. But I hate wasting food so I do my best. Worst case, I throw it in the freezer (if possible) and we eat it next month.
Jul 6 # 2 of 33
Theres so rarely leftovers in our house. We've luckily worked our cooking out so that it's just enough for two adults and a four year old. Our other daughter is almost nine months and doesn't eat much aside from breastmilk but sooner than we realize she will need to be worked in, too. On the rare occassion that we have some leftover food neither of us has a problem eating it but it's usually only enough for a snack or very small portion of a meal for one of us.
Jul 6 # 3 of 33
I'm so bad about being able to cook for only 2 of us. I don't know what my problem is. If I could master that, we'd have far fewer leftovers.
Then again, making a large amount to freeze for later isn't such a bad idea. Same effort, 2 meals. Of course, this only works with foods that freeze well. My recipes for chicken spaghetti, jambalaya, and red beans and rice all often find their way into the freezer, because they make a ton.
Jul 7 # 4 of 33
Were not big fans of leftovers at our house, DH job is mostly outside so he's rarely indoors were he can reheat leftovers, but I've gotten better about bringing this to work and eating to save money.
But I horrible at working them into my meal rotation for the rest of the week, I like the idea about adding leftover roast to soup. I'll have to remember that one for this fall/winter.
Jul 7 # 5 of 33
We're big fans of leftovers! We often pack them for lunch the next day and always enjoy meals that feed the two of us multiple times