Leftovers – How to Recycle Dinner
Did you know that American families throw away about 25% of the food and beverages they buy annually? In fact the estimated cost of food and beverages thrown out by the average American family each year is around $1,300 to $2,200. pate a pizza
Try these ideas:
1. Using leftovers for lunches or snacks.
2. Keeping a soup container in the freezer.
3. Pot luck nights.
4. Have a buffet night.
When freezing leftovers, I like to do three things:
1. Freeze leftover vegetables in 1 container.
2. Freeze leftover meats in another container.
3. Freeze vegetable, meat and pasta juice in another container.
With these three containers of food, I can make a variety of foods:
Beef and noodles
Make sure that you don’t leave food sitting out longer than two hours.
Get it into the fridge quickly to keep bacteria from multiplying.
The temperature of your fridge should be set below 40 degrees so food will stay safe.
When it’s time to reheat the leftovers, bring them back to their original temperature.
Food experts say you should eat the leftovers within three to four days.
Ideas for leftovers from recipes in this cookbook:
Pasta – Tuna Pasta Salad, Spaghetti Sandwich, Scrambled Eggs and Noodles, Hamburger Casserole, Beef Stroganoff, Spaghetti, Vegetable Chow Main, or Chicken Noodle Soup.
Bread – Rueben Sandwich, Bum’s Casserole, Pate Spread, Center Fired Meat, Cornbread Pie, Potted Meat Poppers, Spam- Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich, French Onion Soup, Banana Sandwich or Grilled Cheese
Cheese – Rueben Sandwich, Blue Cheese Salad Dressing, Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach, Couscous Salad, Mac and Cheese, Spam Mac and Cheese, Panzanella Salad, Potted Cheese Spread, Holiday Cheese Ball