Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Using Leftovers- Hawaiian Pizza, Italian Casserole, French Toast, and More!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Using Leftovers- Hawaiian Pizza, Italian Casserole, French Toast, and More!

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Using Leftovers...

Good morning lovelies! Last night was leftover day in our house. That meant I pulled everything out of the fridge and we had ourselves  a little feast. On the menu this week was leftover meatballs and potatoes, Italian casserole, Hawaiian pizza, French toast, salsa chicken, creamy chicken soup, and a cucumber (it needed to be used up). Each person picks a main dish. We do first come first serve. We each serve ourselves up and heat it in the microwave. Then everyone had some cucumber slices to go with. We decided to start a Harry Potter Marathon. Keagan has been reading the books, so we thought watching the movies would be a great way to have him see the difference between the books and movies. He loved every minute of it. It is also fun to have book nerd moments with your son as we chat about all things Harry Potter. It made this mamas heart very happy.

Remember that eating leftovers is a great way to save your family money. Leftovers means giving your checkbook a night off. This is food that most people throw away, but you are a smartie, so you save it. It is like eating for free! We all love that four letter word right?

How do you guys do leftovers in your house?

XO Danielle

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  1. We call it a free night. Sometimes it's a little more formal and I direct everyone to the leftovers that need to be used.

  2. We do leftovers exactly the way you do it. We call it "Buffet Night" and that makes it go over fantastically with the kids, rather than saying 'we are having leftovers.' I love these kinds of dinners cause it gives our wallets a break and it also gives mommy a break from cooking for a night! ;)

  3. I take our leftovers for work while I'm on break. My dad hates eating things more than twice and I'm more than happy to not have to cook something up before working 7pm-3am.

  4. It depends. We definitely have leftover nights. And if we have leftover meat, pasta or rice, I try to turn it into something different. But I'm lucky to have kids who are not picky about leftovers, lol :)

  5. Leftovers from dinners are usually enough for lunch. If we have just one chop or a small piece of chicken or steak leftover, this makes plenty to make a quesadilla for two for a lunch.

    Leftover roast beef and whatever broth, gravy, or vegetables are left from the meal make a quick start for a beef stew another night. Once a week, I try to make a dinner that makes plenty left over for another dinner. This becomes dinner on Thursday night. (Thursday is the day I do most of my cleaning and laundry.) Leftover ham goes into a pot of beans.

  6. We rarely have much in terms of leftovers, and when we do, they usually turn in to lunch, either for me since I'm home or for us on a weekend if there's a lot. There are some things I prefer as leftovers!

  7. Using everything you buy is the smartest way to conserve and save money!

  8. I loved this post! For our leftovers we do 1 of 2 things: #1. Sunday nights are 'Scrounge Night' in our house. This gives me a break for thinking about what to make for the meal and gives me a break from making the meal. Everyone finds what they want to eat and warms it up themselves. #2. "Magic Soup" - I save and freeze portions of meals that won't be used. When the container is filled then I thaw it out, add some broth and veggies etc and we have Magic Soup for a meal. It's one of the best soups we have. And the kids always ask what's in it and I simply reply: 'It's Magic'!


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