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#3241 of 3629 Old 08-18-2014, 04:08 PM
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Went grocery shopping to SAMs today. Got a rotisserie. I love getting these and making meals with them. Tonight I'm making chicken quesadillas using the rotisserie chicken. Tomorrow homemade potpie using the rotisserie. I also buy big packages of tortillas from SAMs and the kids like chicken wraps with chicken, cheese, veggies and ranch.
Then I'm also going to use the bones from the chicken and make broth. I've never do e this but got the idea to do it bc I'm always buying broth for recipes.
Do any of you buy rotisseries and make meals from them?
Yessss I use the leftover bones and chicken bits from our rotisseries to make broth and it is PHENOMENAL. Over time, I collect bits of veggies that I would usually throw away or compost (pepper tops/stems, carrot tops, broccoli stalks, asparagus stalks, etc) and I put them in freezer bags in the freezer until I have leftover chicken bones. Then when I have chicken bones, I toss them in my crockpot with as many of those leftover frozen veggie bits as I can fit, fill the crockpot to the brim with water, and cook everything on low for about 14-24 hours. Sometimes I add a dash of apple cider vinegar if I have it. So easy and so good, and I get a good amount of broth out of a bunch of foods I'd usually be throwing out.

As for the rotisserie meat, we usually eat that as is with sides that I make.. I never have enough chicken to make into more than four servings. Maybe my store has small rotisseries available? Hmm..

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Yessss I use the leftover bones and chicken bits from our rotisseries to make broth and it is PHENOMENAL. Over time, I collect bits of veggies that I would usually throw away or compost (pepper tops/stems, carrot tops, broccoli stalks, asparagus stalks, etc) and I put them in freezer bags in the freezer until I have leftover chicken bones. Then when I have chicken bones, I toss them in my crockpot with as many of those leftover frozen veggie bits as I can fit, fill the crockpot to the brim with water, and cook everything on low for about 14-24 hours. Sometimes I add a dash of apple cider vinegar if I have it. So easy and so good, and I get a good amount of broth out of a bunch of foods I'd usually be throwing out.

As for the rotisserie meat, we usually eat that as is with sides that I make.. I never have enough chicken to make into more than four servings. Maybe my store has small rotisseries available? Hmm..
Yea they tend to be bigger at SAMs club or Costco than the grocery store.
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Business travel for me tonight, so I ate out on the road. Great local spot to the city I'm in, with handmade pasta and a great antipasto platter. Glad to be able to expense it though!!

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We ended up having nachos for dinner. I made my little guy a taco salad and he gobbled it up.
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Shite airport food.

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We are having See Food night...lol

Seriously going to clean out all the leftovers....
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Chili from the freezer stash here.

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Spaghetti and freezer meatballs with lovely fresh cucumbers.
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Leftover chicken and rice, green beans and fresh fruit
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I made ravioli. Kids and I just ate it with butter and mixed veggies(cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) I made marinara for DHs.
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I've been out of town, eating cafeteria food for a week - actually not bad, since they had a salad bar and served interesting side salads. We also found out our camp uses local meat and vegetables.

Plan for the week so far after a look at the pantry:

* Chickpea curry (using a packet of butter chicken sauce) with rice, plus cauliflower/broccoli we froze before we left on vacation
* Frozen spring rolls, rice, tom yum soup with edamame or tofu
* Pasta with canned salmon (garlic, parsley, lemon), plus lime coleslaw or salad

I also have red lentils and veggie broth cubes, so I might make a soup if it's rainy, and possibly a Thai curry with leftover vegetables and baby corn.
I did the chickpea curry dinner and the spring roll dinner minus the soup. Yesterday we had Thai green curry with more of the cauliflower/broccoli. We had pasta for lunch the other day, so I may make the red lentil soup tonight (it's raining) and then pizza bread Friday night.

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Homemade pot pie tonight!
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today we had almost Thank's giving day dinner;-) We made the whole turkey, mushed potatoes, green pees and fresh tomatoes/cucumbers salad;-)
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Didn't have many eating-ready leftovers for leftover night tonight, so I repurposed. Rendered ham fat from Monday to base a corn and potato chowder using leftover corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. I also blended up Tuesday's chick peas and rice with tomatoes, added some breadcrumb and egg and fried it into patties. DD hated it. I think DBF will also not be a fan. I thought it was good, though Served the soup garnished with a little smoked herring fillet and that patties with leftover green beans. A good meal overall, but not the easy leftover night I had envisioned. And now we have leftovers of the leftovers. I HATE that!
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Sweet potato and black bean casserole.

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Stopped at Portillos on the way home tonight...

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I made the potpie and then DH informed he has never liked it. Oh really???? So I went and got him a pizza, so you can guess what the kids wanted.
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I made the potpie and then DH informed he has never liked it. Oh really???? So I went and got him a pizza, so you can guess what the kids wanted.
I would've informed him that he was more than welcome to start cooking dinner! ;-)

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I made the potpie and then DH informed he has never liked it. Oh really???? So I went and got him a pizza, so you can guess what the kids wanted.
Grr. 1. How is that possible? It's pot pie! 2. With the work you put into it? Eat a polite serving that day, then remember to talk about it another time, huh?
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Half home made pizza here tonight.

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I made hamburgers with lettuce tomato and avocado with baked fries and corn. No bake cookies for dessert. It was really good!
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And now we have leftovers of the leftovers. I HATE that!
Yes!!

Thurs. we had tom yum soup with rice and Fri. half-homemade pizza (dough by Trader Joe's). Tonight is a party so we'll probably eat there. Tomorrow is the last night before school resumes - probably tacos. Mon. and Tues. are kids' choice because school is starting - I already know that one wants homemade sushi, so I will make that with canned salmon, cucumber and probably avocado.


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I'm making beef stroganoff and peas tonight. I'm cheating and using canned cream of mushroom soup. I usually do not use any canned foods and make my own condensed soups, soak my own beans etc.
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grilled salmon, asparagus, and squash I'M SO EXCITED I've been craving salmon for awhile now, and asparagus is my favorite. Oh boy oh boy!

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That's funny bc I always pair salmon with asparagus.
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Yes!!

Mon. and Tues. are kids' choice because school is starting - I already know that one wants homemade sushi, so I will make that with canned salmon, cucumber and probably avocado.
Yup, spaghetti and meatballs with tomato sauce last night, homemade sushi tonight, but I still need to get sushi rice.


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That's funny bc I always pair salmon with asparagus.

So good, right? Yummmm

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Stuffed peppers tonight. Ive never made them before. I don't have a lot of meat so I'm going to make them mostly with rice.
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Leftover rotisserie chicken quesadillas with guacamole, salsa, and ideally some other veggie although I'm not sure we have anything. DH is out of town, so just we're keeping things low key for just me and my DD this week.
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Sunday night was spaghetti with roasted tomato sauce. Re-purposed leftover sauce into pizza on Monday with roasted red peppers and a green salad. Tonight is curry with broccoli and tofu.

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