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Recipes For Those Leftovers!

Recipes For Those Leftovers!


One thing that almost always comes with the holidays is, leftovers! I love them, a plate of our Thanksgiving meal taste just as good the next day. And honestly maybe a little better. I love hosting, but it can also be stressful, and hard to really enjoy the food. The next day the stress and stimulation is gone, it’s just you, and the leftovers.

Okay, enough about Thanksgiving, because leftovers are a year round thing! And did you know nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted. That’s startling.

There are so many things you can do with leftovers.

You could make a whole chicken, turkey, roast and cover more then one dinner. There are so many recipes for soups, stews, chilis, sandwiches, pot pies, tacos, and many more.

Ham, again there are so many recipes you could add it to; breakfast, au gratin, macaroni and cheese, soups, and sandwiches.

What about when you make too much rice, don’t throw it away. Did you know fried rice is best made with leftover rice? Yep.

Remember that statistic about food waste? Well, when you cook that whole turkey or chicken, how many of us just throw the carcass away? I’m guilty. Making our own stock is easy, and healthier. The Forked Spoon has a great step by step process to making your own Turkey Stock and Chicken Stock.



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  • If your kitchen doesn’t already have a cast iron skillet, I highly suggest adding one. They are great, easy to use and clean. And make your food taste even better.
  • skillet is a must and this stainless steal one is good, as well as the cast iron one above.
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons, these are the ones I have and they’re great – cheap, functional, easy to clean and good quality.
  • Mixing bowls – I absolutely love these mixing bowls.
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