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Menu Monday + Ideas for Using Up Leftovers {7.12.21}

Leftovers are a part of life – no matter how hard we try, we all end up with them at one time or another. Here are a few ways to use up leftovers:

  • Plan a second night to serve something that makes more than one meal’s portion. For example, I know there will be leftovers if I make chicken enchiladas or lasagna for the two of us. I plan to serve it again within the next 48 hours, usually with a different side.
  • Immediately after the meal, divide leftovers into individual portions and freeze them. This makes it easy to thaw and use for an easy lunch or dinner for one!
  • Plan to use leftovers for lunches – make the dish early in the week so that you can use the leftovers in work or school lunches the rest of the week.

I know, nobody really wants to eat leftovers. But it is a big way to save money on groceries!

Here’s what was on my menu the week leading up to July 4th. I made a couple of Paul’s favorites and a couple of mine!

On The Menu


  • Peaches, Yogurt & Granola (possibly my favorite breakfast of all time)
  • Chicken Sausage, Eggs and Fruit


  • Leftover Enchiladas 🙂
  • Pimento Cheese Sandwiches/Fruit/Chips


I hope you have a delicious week!

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2 thoughts on “Menu Monday + Ideas for Using Up Leftovers {7.12.21}

  1. I love making a big dinner that leaves me with leftovers for lunches during the week! It makes my life easier and saves $$. We do a lot of that in the summer with me and the kids and then I usually eat up all the leftovers for lunch during the school year. I like to change up the sides if I’ve got enough leftovers for 2 dinners, too. That way the meal feels fresh and new. I usually try not to serve it two nights in a row so it doesn’t seem boring.

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