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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
3/18/14 10:10 A

I "repurpose" by making big batches of things, eating one serving and freezing the rest in individual containers for future meals.

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3/18/14 9:59 A

I also make enough for leftovers & re-purpose all the time. What immediately comes to mind is the corned beef and cabbage dinner I made with a few extra potatoes for St. Patrick's day. Took a couple of the potatoes with some beef & put in the food chopper. Next morning, DH & DS had corned beef hash with poached eggs.

Always making extra salmon or chicken to add to salad for next day's lunch. As others said, cuts down on food prep time.





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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,358
3/18/14 8:22 A

I deliberately make "extra" just so that I'll have leftovers - this reduces my daily cooking chore time. Plus, some things (soups, stews) actually taste better the next day. So - one night's dinner becomes lunch for the next couple days.

Leftover veg get scrambled up with eggs for breakfast. Or thrown into a soup, stew, chili or casserole.

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3/18/14 7:51 A

I don't like leftovers past two days, so I will use the as soon as possible.

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CANADIANFROG09 Posts: 1,994
3/18/14 6:32 A

Love leftovers!

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3/18/14 6:30 A

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3/18/14 5:34 A

We use leftovers in omelets or quiche muffins.

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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,856
3/18/14 12:05 A

We eat our left overs I know a lot of people that wouldn't think of doing that but sometimes it's better second time around and why throw away good food it's like throwing away money

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3/18/14 12:00 A

Leftovers rock!

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3/17/14 11:28 P

I like leftovers!
I also don't mind eating the same meal several times in a few days. For example if I make beef stew for dinner, I'll have it for dinner the next night and for lunch the rest of the week.

I usually roast a chicken on Sunday and use the leftovers throughout the week. Reheated with veggies for lunch, in a salad, chicken and veggie soup or in a sandwich
Same thing with steak or roast.

I also like to add bits of leftover meat and veg to quinoa.

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3/17/14 10:05 P

I am a big fan too. emoticon

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,663
3/17/14 9:40 P

my big re-purposing is usually making soup out of anything and everything that is in the fridge/freezer. :)



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ZIGGYSTARSHAY Posts: 432
3/17/14 5:40 P

I know not everyone loves leftovers, but I'm a huge fan. I have no problem eating the same meal more than one day in a row. But I do also like to get creative and repurpose the meal into something different the next day. I had made a bean/corn/pepper/onion 'dip' recently, tossed with vinegar, greek yogurt, hot sauce, and salsa, and served it at a small gathering. I ended up having a smidge leftover, and the next morning I used that as my base for an egg white omelet, tossed with diced chicken sausage..it was delicious! Also, just used some fresh chickpeas on a salad and have most of the can leftover..I'll be making baked chickpea patties with the rest to put on my salad tomorrow :)

What are some fun things you like to repurpose for a fresh idea??

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