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10/5/07 8:43 A

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We typically have one extra meal out of ours. I'm sure as my boys (I have three - eldest is 10) get older I will have less and less leftovers.

My one constant is to make stock from the carcass of a chicken I cook in my CP - you can make it right in the crock, just strain out the "ick" - leave in the juices (skim off the fat), add your "extras" (I add a quartered onion, a couple carrots, celery chunks, a garlic clove, bay leaf or two, and peppercorns) and have it cook overnight. Strain in the morning, and we can have soup using whatever meat is left that night!

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10/5/07 8:05 A

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With my 24 yr old son still living at home, I never can get another meal...he eats everything up! Leftover chicken meals would be great!

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10/4/07 3:29 P

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Magazines sometimes have "cook once eat three times" ideas. But, I don't always find their ideas realistic for my family and our life. I'm hoping that we can get tried and true ideas here.

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10/4/07 3:22 P

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Wow! I'm a "clean slate" on this one. I just put leftovers in single serving tupperware! I'm excited to get some ideas from everyone!

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10/4/07 2:35 P

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How about some ideas for using the leftovers from your crockpot to make additional meals.

Day 1: Whole chicken in the crockpot.
Day 2: Chicken and Bean Enchiladas. They were baked in the oven. Leftovers in the freezer for quick meals.
Day 3: BBQ sandwiches. Take leftover chicken and combine with BBQ sauce. I put mine in my small 1 quart crockpot.

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