Love Those Leftovers

Hate to throw food away? Here are some ideas that will transform one night's extras into a fresh meal.

Love Those Leftovers

I hate to throw food away.  I really do.  Here are some ideas that will transform one night’s extras into a fresh meal. 

Toss up a salad.  Add leftover roasted meat or fish to fresh lettuces and vegetables. Sprinkle an assortment of cheeses and add your favorite dressing. 

Stir up a soup.  Cook leftover meats and vegetables in a chicken or vegetable broth. Add fresh or frozen vegetables and cook through.  Season as you like.  If you have leftover cooked pasta you may want to add as well. Let's not forget tofu.

If you cooked too much pasta don’t worry about it. You can add sausage and spinach to the next night’s leftover pasta.  Add a little olive oil and grated cheese and you’re set. 

Make some French bread sandwiches.  Slice the French bread lengthwise.  The long loaves are great for piling with leftover meat and topped with cheeses.  Place under the broiler for tasty open-faced sandwiches. 

Be creative.  I have cooked up some good recipes out of a fridge full of leftovers.

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