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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
Replies (21-30):
elasmimi
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM
I love to serve leftover chili over rice.
meglennox
by Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:16 PM

 spegetti or tacos

saraface5383
by Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Love love love leftover enchiladas!
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kellynh
by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM
I can throw anything together, add spices and make it taste good.
Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Anything!  I love pizza though.

Kmakksmom
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Spaghetti.  It's always better the second day.  Soups, stews and chili too.

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Lasagna is always better leftover

sukainah
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

No, it was Zatarain's (shaking my head in shame) but it was yummy.

Quoting emilyrosenj:

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



emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Oct. 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I love Zatarain's, they just have too much sodium for my family! LOL!  We are changing our eating habits and my BIL has to eliminate as much sodium as he can.

Quoting sukainah:

No, it was Zatarain's (shaking my head in shame) but it was yummy.

Quoting emilyrosenj:

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


sukainah
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

It was very salty, I'll have to admit.  Usually I don't eat that much salt.

Quoting emilyrosenj:

I love Zatarain's, they just have too much sodium for my family! LOL!  We are changing our eating habits and my BIL has to eliminate as much sodium as he can.

Quoting sukainah:

No, it was Zatarain's (shaking my head in shame) but it was yummy.

Quoting emilyrosenj:

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





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