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Old 10-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Left-overs

I often have quite a bit of left-overs (my wife says she isn't hungry) and wonder what creative ways others have found to deal with them. My most recent batch was a delicious convection baked boneless pork loin roast.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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We usually either save it for a meal of leftovers if there's enough or one of us will have it for lunch the other day. With something like a pork roast, you can make Cuban sandwiches, tacos, chili, etc.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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This type of pork roast doesn't flake like a moist cooked one. It has more of the consistancy of a smoked ham product.
I was thinking of trying it in a salad and Cuban seasoning sounds good. Maybe with some nuts and even a little apple.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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In the fall and winter I usually cook a feast once a week similar to the traditional Sunday dinners that I grew up with.

Then I freeze the leftover meat in meal size packages and plan a meal with it once a week until it is gone.

I usually have three or four things in rotation so it does not get boring.

I also make stock from any bones and meat juices so I can get a pot or two of soup out of the deal.

In the summer I more or less wing it and wait for the eating season to return!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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A salad is a great way to use up leftover meat, or use it in fried rice.
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Stir fry or egg rolls is how I use up leftovers from pork roasts like that.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
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Leftover meats usually end up in pot pies. Smaller amounts generally become a lunch meal for one of us.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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Love the pot pie idea! I enjoy making them too. In fact I might make a pasty while I'm at it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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Leftovers, or how to use them is one of my favorite Quandries.

With a pork roast, I like stir fried rice ( be careful you don't make so much that this begat's it's own leftovers). Sliced hot roast sandwiches, with mash potatoes/ and gravy. You made gravy didn't you? Cold sliced sandwiches for lunch; Hash. with the last spoonful of gravy, some cooked and diced taters, onion, peppers or hot peppers, diced pork. Stir together, tamp it down flat in a slightly oiled pan and don't play with it until it gets crispy on one side, flip and finish.

I find beef pot roast, chicken and port butt more versatile than pork loin roasts for leftovers. These can be shredded as well as sliced and diced, and then can be used in more Mexican style dishes, Asian dishes etc. I like the consistency of diced and shredded more sometimes than sliced and diced. Mayber that's just me.

Salads are nice as a main meal, and you can use whatever sauce you think up, not just salad dressings.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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I bake 5-6 potatoes ahead so the hash sounds quick. I almost always use my left-overs for lunch and start fresh with dinner.
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