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Old 02-04-2008, 07:59 PM   #31
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I've been able to plan our menus well enough that we rarely have leftovers. When we do, they are quite modest and they usually get eaten at lunch a day or two later.

When we have lots of soup/stew leftover, I just put them in a large container and put in the freezer for a busy day or when I don't feel like cooking.

When all 5 of the children were still at home, there was no such thing as leftovers!!
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #32
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make a stew with meat and veggies any gravy or broth and roux, use potatoes to make dumplings or a mashed potato topping (ala shepherds pie)

make soup

make "chili"

make w/ noodle casserole

a lot of the fun of cooking is using leftover creatively. Also you become economical turning that roast into a soup or stew or meat pie.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:49 AM   #33
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When I was a kid we ate leftovers every day we never seen a original meal >:-)
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:16 AM   #34
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Wink bubble and squeak

that's what we call it... throw all the leftovers into a frying pan, add some worchestshire sauce, bbq or tomato sauce (ketchup) and fry up resulting in the above. Throw a couple of pieces of bread in the toaster and serve with B & S. Great for the night after the party the night before, if that makes sense. My grandmother was English so I think that is where we got the name for it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:03 PM   #35
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My mom always made it with cabbage and onions and my dad said the cabbage was why it was called bubble and squeak.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:55 AM   #36
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One cook's leftovers are another cook's "prep".

What is left over from Sunday's "pot roast" is the foundation for Wednesday's stew, soup or diced/shreaded roast meat and dumplings, or even a hash.

Speaking of hash - I always bake 1-2 more 'taters than I need just for that! You can also grate or cube one for hash-browned potatoes, dice and brown for a fritatta, turn into potatoes O'Brian ...

Leftover baked/boiled/broiled chicken can be turned into chicken with long grain and wild rice with mushrooms.

I've taken leftover grilled hamburger patties - chopped them up (actually, I just crumbled them up in my hands), added them to sauteed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, a splash of tomatoe sauce and/or a tetch of Worcestershire and/or steak/chop sauce and used them for a topping for baked potatoes with a little grated cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.

And, that is just a few ideas.

Leftovers doesn't have to be a nasty word .... or a bland meal.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:26 AM   #37
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Leftovers doesn't have to be a nasty word .... or a bland meal.
Exactly

I cook wayyyy too much just for the two of us, so YES we like leftovers. If it's a lot, we'll save it for another meal or FoodSaver it into lunch size portions for weekday 'no cook' lunches. If it's a small amount, and depending on what it is, it goes into a freezer bag for soups and/or future casseroles.
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