Times are hard and more moms are budgeting...mom23ks question had me thinking...what do you do to make a meal last a few days?
Here are some things I do...
I get a 7 lb chicken oven stuffer. The first night I make the chicken roasted in the oven. The next morning I make a stock from the bones for soup that night, the third day I use the rest of the leftovers in a stir-fry or a pot-pie.
I also make a meatloaf one night then the next night cut up the leftovers into bite size pieces and add it to sauce for pasta.
Another I do is make a big london broil with potatoes and veggies. The next night I use leftover meat for a stir-fry and the next night I use the rest of the leftovers (potatoes, veggies and meat) and make a hash or egg pie.
What about you?
Answer by jespeach at 2:29 PM on Oct. 15, 2008
Answer by FiveofaKind at 1:52 PM on Oct. 15, 2008
Answer by jespeach at 2:26 PM on Oct. 15, 2008
Answer by kaylaylshfr at 6:44 PM on Oct. 15, 2008
Usually if I make soups or stews I will make a large batch and freeze what is left for future meals. This includes my chili and chili con carne. I also will make a big batch of beans and freeze the extra for future use. I also buy my meat in bulk which ends up cheaper for the cuts I get. I also make sure I have plenty of sides/veggies so that the main dish goes further. A lot of my frozen leftovers get a face lift when I remake. For example my chili I will sometimes reheat then bake with a cornbread top, makes a tasty chili pie. I do various different things to stretch a buck since we are soon to be a family of 5 on one income.
Answer by Maidenwolf at 9:01 AM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by TinasTribe at 6:37 AM on Oct. 17, 2008
Answer by MommaLucy at 12:07 PM on Oct. 17, 2008
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