Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

I love finding ways to use up leftovers so the food doesn't go to waste. Other than just reheating the leftovers again to eat or making them into soup here is some ways that I use them.

1. Roasted Chicken and Gravy can become several different things. I shred the chicken and add it to the gravy and make "Stewed Chicken Sandwiches". OR I combine the two and add leftover veggies to it and make Chicken Veggie Stew/Soup or Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken Noodle Soup.

2. Boiled or Baked Potatoes become Seasoned pan fries.

3. Roast, carrots and potatoes meal becames Veggie Stew. Or I take the leftover roast and add bq sauce to it for sandwiches. The leftover potatoes I cut up and make Cubed hashbrowns.

4. Chicken and Rice Casserole leftovers make a good base for homemade Chicken rice soup.

5. Roasted Pork Loin gets bq sauce add to it for BQ Pork sandwiches. OR I make up some chicken gravy and heat up the pork in the gravy for Pork and Gravy.

6. Spaghetti sauce gets used for Pizza Sauce on homemade pizzas.

7. Mashed Potatoes get put in a skillet with a pad of margarine and seasoned with seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder for some seasoned potato cakes.

8. Taco meat(beef or chicken) gets made into taco salad, or put on top of a plate of nacho chips, or gets used in making quesadillas.

9. Extra noodles(spaghetti, egg, elbow macaroni, etc) gets made into a pasta salad.

10. Burgers make into Salisbury Steak OR break them up and make hamburger gravy or use in spaghetti, chili, or goulash.

For other kitchen tips and ideas head over to Tammy's Recipes!


mom_of2boys said...

Wow - I'm amazed! After reading this post, I realized I waste a lot of food. I usually throw away any leftover mashed potatoes and noodles. I think I'll have to change my ways. Thanks for sharing!

happyhousewife said...

great tips, we are having salisbury steak for dinner tomorrow.

Amanda said...

UGH I've wasted so much food!! Thank you so much for this post.

The Nest Egg said...

Wonderful tips! I thought I did good using leftovers, obviously not after reading your tips. I'll start trying to implement some of those ideas into other meals.



momtofivekids said...

Thanks for the great tips! I didn't get the enchilada recipe posted yesterday that you asked for. I couldn't find the recipe I wanted so I just made my own from memory. For the filling I used about 2 to 3 cups shredded chicken, 2 cups white rice, 1 sm. onion, 1 red (or green) pepper. I fry the onion and pepper in a sm. amount of oil. Then I add in the chicken and rice and 1/3 of a large can of enchilada sauce then set aside. Next I dip corn tortillas in hot oil and pat dry. Then pour some enchilada sauce to just covering the bottom of a 13X9" baking pan. Fill the corn tortillas with the filling, close and put seem down in the pan. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the whole thing and sprinkle with shredded cheddar ( or Monterey Jack) cheese. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. I hope you can understand that! Blessings!

Toni said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!I will come back again to read more of your blog.