One of the easiest ways to save money on groceries is to ensure your food doesn’t go to waste. You can use your leftovers to create an easy lunch if you have an extra serving or two of leftovers. If you have lots of different leftovers, but in small quantities, you can create a leftover buffet for your family, letting everyone fill their plate with their favorite leftover dishes. But what do you do when you have a lot of one particular item leftover from dinner? I like to use leftovers to create quick and easy meals. Since the leftovers are already cooked it cuts down on the prep time of the “encore meal”.
Before I share the leftover recipes, I want to share a few tips for working with leftovers. Here is information on how to store leftovers and here are tips for reheating leftovers. You want to ensure you are not over cooking your leftovers or you will lose nutrients.
Quick and Easy Leftover Recipes
Holiday Leftover Recipes
How to Use Leftover Bones to Make Broth
Don’t toss your meat bones! You can use them to add flavor to beans or soups when you cook them. You can also use them to make broth. If you don’t have time to make broth as soon as you clean the meat from the bones, freeze the bones and then use them to make broth at a later time.