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Keeping Leftovers Fresh

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I love leftovers. There, I said it. While most people dread having to have the same thing two nights in a row, I know that I can almost always make a new dish out of last night's dinner. Left over rice and veggies from Chinese food? Make egg friend rice. Left over meatloaf? Make delicious open-faced sandwiches.

But the key to making good meals out of leftovers is all how you store it the night before. I like to use tinfoil because it keeps meats moist and allows steamed or grilled veggies to keep their crispness. You can do this by making a pouch out of the tinfoil similar to the pouch that you would use for cooking on the grill or in the oven. And, if you decide not to use your leftovers, the packages are good to go for the freezer.

Moms, what are your favorite leftover meals?

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 2, 2012 at 6:59 AM

leftover pizza!

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:03 AM

I love to use leftover chicken in gravies, sandwiches, and soups.

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:06 AM
Leftover lasagna or ziti
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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM

 We do not really eat leftovers. The only thing we do eat is pizza the next day for lunch.

othermom
by Danelle on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

One of my favorites is left over pizza

othermom
by Danelle on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Also some pasta dishes

othermom
by Danelle on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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left over cake is great too

Bob192
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Good ideas!  My kids like pizza.  Tacos and pot roast are good to reserve.

sukainah
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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Left over pizza is great, though I'm eating left over red beans and rice right now and it tastes better today than it did last night...yummy

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Oct. 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Yum!  One of my favorite dishes, did you make them yourself?  If so I'd love to know the recipe!

Quoting sukainah:

Left over pizza is great, though I'm eating left over red beans and rice right now and it tastes better today than it did last night...yummy


Margaret


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