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
- Cheesy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
- Mom’s Lasagna (I use no-boil noodles, so I skip the noodles/boiling water step and use a whole jar of pasta sauce instead of the tomato paste and water)/Greek Salad/Garlic Toast
- Takeout BBQ Sandwiches with Slaw/Watermelon/Chips
- BBQ Pork Chops/Mac and Cheese/Southern Green Beans
- Seared Chicken with Herbed Pan Sauce/ Mashed Potatoes/Sister Schubert Rolls/Summer Succotash Salad
- Buttermilk Alfredo Chicken Pasta (major fail recipe)/Caesar Salads/Fruit
I hope you have a delicious week!