What to do with a Weekend’s worth of Leftovers in the Fridge

Using just a little creativity, eating leftovers can be fun, tasty, quite inexpensive meal starters. Simple camouflaging of the leftovers from recent meals to meal, even your pickiest eaters will have trouble recognizing the roasted chicken from dinner two nights ago in today’s pasta salad luncheon!

  • Make a buffet. Plan one meal each week that uses up the assorted leftovers accumulating on the refrigerator shelves. It’s like getting a free meal every week!

    After accumulating about half a dozen containers of leftovers, (after carefully checking for freshness) reheat them in the microwave and portion out a little bit of everything onto each person’s plate. The variety of items gives it the look of a full plate after you’ve gone through a buffet line at a party. Toss some crackers, sliced cheese, and fresh cut-up veggies into the mix, and you have an easy, tasty dinner.

  • money saving kitchen tips, leftovers, leftovers in fridge, saving money, household savingsCan you say Sandwich? A favorite use for leftovers is to make sandwiches for lunch or dinner! Rolling leftover meats and veggies into a cold flour tortilla with a bit of cream cheese and a pickle is also a delicious way to add some variety to the typical sandwich presentation.

  • Stretching the birds. Chicken and turkey are dreams come true if you want to stretch one meal into several others. For a family of four, you can usually stretch at least three meals from each chicken purchase: a roast chicken dinner meal consisting of the drumsticks, thighs, and wings; a casserole, stir-fry, or skillet meal prepared with the cut breast meat roasted the night before; and a hearty, homemade chicken soup made from any leftover meat and bones.

Use these simple money saving tips to save some green in the kitchen and pantry, and remember to call A Same Day Appliance for all of your major appliance repairs!