There are those who prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to the actual official meal, much like people who prefer cold pizza over hot. I'm definitely in the latter camp. There's something luxurious about enjoying your perfectly cooked turkey and stuffing while wearing sweatpants and not having to make small talk with your weird uncle who drinks too much.
I may be in the minority when I say this, but I love leftovers. Whenever I'm cooking for less people than the recipe calls for, I cook the full yield anyway. And when I go to a restaurant, I order whatever I want—regardless of how much I can actually eat in one sitting.
There is and always will be a staunch anti-microwave camp, but they're a fact of life. The whole point of a microwave is convenience, right? But it's not so convenient when you pull out reheated leftovers and discover that your food is only partially warm.
By now, you've stuffed yourself with enough cranberry-soaked turkey to last you until next year. Still, there's a formidable amount of leftovers, and you're kidding yourself if you think you won't be craving them when you wake up tomorrow with a food coma/hangover.
Frittatas are a delicious and healthy meal. They include almost all of your food groups and are packed with fiber. The basic concept behind frittatas are that you can throw whatever leftovers you have into a bowl with eggs and create a unique version every day! In this recipe, Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network shows you how to make a lighter version with egg whites so that you can avoid some of those calories and cholesterol. Enjoy!
Turn mealtime odds and ends into a hearty—and tasty—soup. This is a cost efficient way to prepare a yummy meal.
A frittata is a delicious egg dish that you can cook using leftovers from your fridge. This video shows you how to cook a quick and tasty version with cheese and veggies. All you need is a frying pan and chopping knife!
At a loss for what to do with last night's chicken pot pie? Turn it into a chicken noodle casserole! Looking for a people-pleasing flank steak recipe? In this free video cooking lesson, you'll learn how to convert last night's pot pie leftover's into a delicious chicken noodle casserole. For more information, including a full recipe and step-by-step preparation instructions, and to get started transmogrifying your own leftovers, watch this free video culinary guide.
Since leftovers are such a coveted thing following a big cooking holiday, I decided to follow up my previous post on reusing Thanksgiving leftovers with 13 more ideas for doing more with your holiday scraps.
Planning on carving a pumpkin for Halloween? After you're done scooping and scraping out the inner flesh and pulp from your pumpkin, make the most of your jack-o'-lantern leftovers by using the pumpkin meat and seeds in the kitchen and for your beauty regimen.
What's better than stuffing yourself during Thanksgiving dinner? Gorging on leftovers the next day, of course. Everybody loves a good turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich, but what are some other creative ways to re-purpose all the leftover turkey meat, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and everything else sitting in your refrigerator?
The turkey has been eaten, the mashed potatoes with chives inhaled, and the glasses clinked. After all the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, the task of cleaning up and taking care of leftovers daunts every host.
It's the day after Thanksgiving and you're sitting a bit forlornly at the leftovers of that 30 pound turkey you purchased, wondering why there's still 20 pounds left and how the heck you're going to get your family to eat it all. But you, my dear, happen to be in luck.
Hetal and Anuja of Show Me The Curry think we are wasting too much asparagus. They give us tips on what to do with all the leftovers. -First make sure the tips are nice. -Wash it. -Take the thicker end at the bottom and simply snap it off. -Peel the outer edge of this piece. The outside is rough and chewy, but the inside is still good. -You can save this piece for later use, or throw it in soup. Follow these instructions to save asparagus and money!
We never have a wealth of cheese leftovers in my house since we love the stuff so much, but I'm always happy after a cocktail party if we do, because I know I can turn it quickly and easily into fromage fort. To create this incredible French spread, all you need to add to your cheese scraps is a clove of garlic and some white wine.
If you open your refrigerator door and find leftovers there, then you are fortunate—even if you don't realize it right away. Leftovers are the ultimate budget hack because they maximize the value of your meals; and it's a smart way to save money while making the most of your food purchases.
Cold pizza is the holy grail of leftovers. That's a statement that elicits a slew of impassioned feelings. Either you love the idea of biting into soft crust and cold, fatty cheese, or scowl at the idea of pizza that isn't hot, crisp, and melty. Yet if we were to stand by the former sentiment, how would we argue on its behalf? Food Science Explains Why Cold Pizza Rules
I always over-order when I call in for pizza delivery, because I love having leftover pizza. Because there's so much flavor packed into the sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you've ordered, pizza adds flavor to salads, cocktails, and can even act as the base to a quiche. Press it into a waffle iron to make a pizza panini, cut it into triangles and make the best Bloody Mary ever, or use it as the base for a lively quiche.
There's only one day that can top the aftermath of Easter and its copious amounts of leftover candy, and that is November — the day after Halloween. As you come down from your sugar rush and realize you now own more chocolate than your stomach can physically hold in one sitting ... fear not! Here are several ways to turn your Halloween chocolate into delicious snacks and desserts that you can enjoy at your leisure.
Perhaps the best part about Easter is the fact that, even after the day is over, there's usually still a lot of candy left. Jelly beans, gummy bears, Cadbury eggs, peanut butter cups, marshmallow peeps — there's no end to the sugary goodness in your awesome Easter basket. Yet as much as I love stuffing my face with brightly colored candies, it's easy to get sick of them halfway through the basket.
Unlike wine, you can't re-cork or stopper leftover bubbly after you've opened it, but all is not lost even if you haven't managed to finish every last drop. You can use your leftover champagne to make light-as-air crêpes or pancakes, to create a detox face mask, to cook seafood and rice, or to make dips and salad dressings.
Don't throw those leftovers away. Watch this how to video and let the Rookie Cook show you some simple ways to store food. Use plastic containers and aluminum foil to store the leftover food for another day.
What's the best way to get rid of all those holiday turkey leftovers? Of course, there's turkey soup, but what's even better? This turkey salad recipe! But you haven't had turkey salad until you've had it with cranberry mayonnaise!
Waste not with your excess food. With a little bit of imagination and extra ingredients, your boring leftovers and extra ingredients idling in your fridge can be transformed into tasty meals, side dishes and desserts.
I saw this on the Food Network and tried it out. We loved it. It is a great way to use leftovers and with Thanksgiving coming up, I know you'll want to try it on Thanksgiving evening while watching football. I think it was Jamie Oliver who presented it although I couldn't find it on the website. It was described as a common thing done in the UK as the evening meal after a Sunday lunch. It is great with leftover turkey, dressing, and potatoes and gravy. MethodTake the left over turkey and brea...
Turkey cookies— what dessert would be better for Thanksgiving? And no, this isn't another ingenious idea on how to use turkey meat for leftovers, but it is an ingenious way to make cookies—cookie turkeys—which can easily be "gobbled" up by the whole family during your Thanksgiving celebration.
Kids have an infamous reputation for thinking vegetables are icky. After all, when compared to more fatty and grease-loaded foods like Hot Cheetos and french fries, it seems veggies just taste too...healthy. Which is apparently not a good thing in the eyes of a sugar and salt-obsessed child.
In this clip, learn how to make a fresh punjabi bread that is a delicious side dish with most any Indian meal. This bread is quite easy to make, but doesn't last long so make sure you make it right when you'll be serving it. Don't worry about leftovers, though, you won't have any left - it's so good!
In this, the latest family-friendly recipe from the Food Network's Neely's, you will make garlic grilled lamb chops. These chops are irresistible and you will put them together from scratch. You won't have any leftovers after serving this great Southern style recipe. Enjoy!
Learn how to cook the perfect fried rice with this startcooking video. White rice and a few basic ingredients is all you need to make this delicious recipe. Fried rice is easy to make and a great way to use up leftovers. Enjoy!
In order to Carve a Whole Roasted Chicken, you will need the following: a cutting board, a fully cooked roasted chicken, and very sharp knives.
In this clip, learn how to make one of Betty's best recipes. This casserole is hearty, easy to make, economical and pleases everyone in your home. There are a bunch of super easy ingredients used in this dish and chances are you already have most of them in your kitchen. Enjoy this delicious meal for family gatherings or on your own and eat the tasty leftovers for days! Enjoy!
Enjoy a delicious Korean dish called Bibimbop with a Japanese twist! Join Gwyneth Paltrow and Chef Lee Gross in Paltrow's GOOP kitchen to learn how to make bibimbap (mixed rice, or roughly translated to "mix it up").
Turn your leftovers into another tasty meal by reheating them the right way. You Will Need
Looking to cut your monthly expenses down? Brown-bagging is one of the easiest ways to save money, especially if you stock several key items. In this video, ways to pack a lunch for a dollar a day are gone over.
You can use the ingredients of items that are leftovers and not usually eaten. You can use a bunch of parsley stems, the insides of the onions, ends of mushrooms, a leftover piece of escarole, ends of potato, ends of carrots, pieces of celery and some parsnip. You can store these leftovers in a plastic bag and refrigerate it. However you have to use this in for days. Use a large pot and fill it with one third of this stuff. You can add all kinds of leftover pieces except Cruciferous vegetable...
In this video, we learn how to make sweet and hearty beef stew with Janice and Liz. You will need: peas, carrots, mushrooms, meat, tomato sauce, cider vinegar, maple syrup, and salt. Place these all into a slow cooker on low and let sit for around 6 hours. To finish the stew, add in a bit of flour and milk to thicken it. When you are finished, don't leave the meal out for more than 2 hours before placing the leftovers in the fridge. If you leave it out for too long, bacteria will start to gro...
Serve a hearty casserole from leftovers with this recipe from Paula Deen. Follow along as she shows you how to make a stick-to-the ribs casserole. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Party show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Expect the unexpected when you drop in on Paula: you never know what's going to happen! Gather up your leftovers and get ready to make a stick-to-the-ribs casserole.
Make this Sweet and Salty Party Mix with this video! Need a simple and delicious snack for your party? Look no further than this video! Watch this video to learn from Ricardo how to make a great snack party mix with some cereal and spices. Make plenty, as these will go in no time!
See how to make some cool gift / party favor bags for any occasion. They are made with envelopes. You can make them from nearly any size and type. The ones in the video are made with some surplus greeting card envelopes. Sometimes you can purchase "leftovers" from an office supply or drug store (any store that sells greeting cards). "Left-overs" mean that the cards get damaged or lost but the envelope is left. Just ask the manager if you can purchase them.