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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I started a thread in the vegetarian forum but thought it would be interesting to see what all Mama's do with the "dreaded" leftovers

 

I personally LOVE coming up with leftover ideas

 

Tonight is leftover rice and beans from some different meals turned into burritos

 

What are your fave ways to use leftovers...

post #2 of 11

Last night's leftover rice is being used for fried rice tonight.  I do this alot (not real creative, I know, but I tend do dislike the texture of rice that has been refridgerated but frying it solves that problem).  

 

I like throwing things into burritos too!  Can never go wrong there!

 

And... I'm officially out of ideas/suggestions.  But I will be waiting to read all the responses from those more kitchen savvy than I!  

post #3 of 11
I love using leftover meat to do a quick stirfry the next day with frozen veggies and quick noodles. Since the meat isn't raw, the stir fry is super quick.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Tonight I'm throwing leftover cooked chickpeas into some frozen curry for dinner. Not a creative way of using leftovers but better then wasting themshrug.gif

post #5 of 11

Leftovers? Never dreaded them.

 

They usually become lunch the next day, or return for supper the day after.

 

Bits and pieces of things can become part of a sauce or stir fry or stew.

post #6 of 11

I'll sprinkle the last little bits of a chunky soup or stew over salad.  Yum!

post #7 of 11
Tonight I made a cream sauce and a couple of pieces of bacon to finish off a batch off egg noodles I made Thursday. Everyone here loves creamy pasta with bacon.

I often do the stir fry thing for leftover rice.

I add leftover chicken or steak to soup.

And quiche can take quite a few "bits" if you are careful with combining flavors.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

I've got a container of frozen lentils and brown rice flavored with garam masala and I have NO idea what to do with them besides soup. eyesroll.gif

 

Dh and I eat it with fried onion on top but the kids don't like it and I'd rather use it up as a family meal. Maybe a casserole or something???

 

Ideas please!!!
 

post #9 of 11

Indian-style empanadas?

 

Some sort of stuffed bread product, anyways.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

I've got a container of frozen lentils and brown rice flavored with garam masala and I have NO idea what to do with them besides soup. eyesroll.gif

Dh and I eat it with fried onion on top but the kids don't like it and I'd rather use it up as a family meal. Maybe a casserole or something???

Ideas please!!!

 

Bet it could be turned into a burger, too.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

I think tonight I'm going along with the burger idea but doing a loaf. An easy fall back but I'm craving comfort food
 

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