Most recipes are geared to portions for 6 or so, and for people with less than that, or have picky children, leftovers are Centurian Wildlife. What do you do with all the leftovers? Make it into something which you like, something that you can recycle! The Persnicketys of the planet don’t like leftovers. They need to be disguised, and the best approach is to plan your own menu.
-Do not have stew the first night of this week, have tacos. The next day it might become taco soup with leftover corn, canned tomato, chopped onions. Cooked shrimp gets shrimp scampi another night, and if that doesn’t take action, create a shrimp stew with cream of potato and cream of shrimp, along with some half and half, garlic, and red pepper.
Vegetable soup. Maintain some chicken stock about, and stock your kitchen with basics like cream of mushroom and chopped or diced tomato. The noodles can be soup with celery and carrots or another noodle salad with your surplus meat leftovers. The raw carrots become sauted carrots and boiled carrots and then salad. The roasted veggies can be lunch the following day!
-If you prepare double the quantity of veggies or noodles, you can make pasta or soup later in the week. Extra rice? Anticipate barbecue and sandwiches from pot roast.
-remember to store leftovers well. Glass is best-nothing flows into your food and you can see through it. Label and date, always, or you wind up with frozen lumps of mystery. Take the challenge to eat leftovers at least once weekly.
-Can you pack a lunch on your own, the spouse, or the children? Turn dinner . Sour cream, salsa, and shredded cheese may fix, conceal, or alter many leftovers.
-Create vegetable soup or stew from these vegetables which were a side dish. Maintain your vegetable scraps! Voila! Another way to use those scraps it to add to a freezer bag, and keep adding. When the bag is full, dump it into a pot. Immediate soup, simply add broth and diced tomato. As an alternative, you can boil broth and strain for vegetable stock.
-Stale bread gets skillet, croutons, stuffing, or bread to dip into a herbed olive oil.
-You can always add those scraps to lettuce and make a salad with your favorite dressing.
Everything has a solution and can become something new-it just requires a little thought and business.