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Old 05-24-2007, 11:32 AM
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Are you a leftover person?

I have never been very fond of leftovers. The only type of leftovers I will "tolerate" is spaghetti, steak, hamburger helper, chicken and goulash. Is there anything that you will NOT tolerate eating leftover? Me, I can't stand mac and cheese. NASTY!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:55 AM
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I think it depends on what you do with the leftovers.

I try to disguise leftovers so that they don't look like the original meal.

For example, leftover sliced steak makes great fajitas.

Leftover plain spaghetti noodles can be used in lo mein or tetrazzini.

Leftover rice (white or brown)--fried rice.

Leftover pot roast is great in enchiladas, French dip sandwiches, stroganoff or goulash.

I cube up cooked chicken and use that in many recipes, casseroles, soups, quesadillas or chicken & dumplings.

This way, leftovers become "planned leftovers" and you get a lot of mileage out of a little cooking.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:24 PM
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Abby, this is an excellant question! I have had this discussion with my friends in the past. I too really dislike leftovers. My DH loves them. I am with Barb in that if I can disguise them by making a casserole with them, then they really aren't leftovers to me. However, if I have to heat something up and eat it again, it seems gross to me.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:30 PM
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Are you a Leftover person?

We do eat some left overs but I do kind of make it look like we never had it before like roas beef I slice it and add gravy and then mash thew potatos and we have hot beef sandwichs with Chilli I add some macronni and its chilli mac
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:36 AM
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There aren't many leftovers we don't eat.
My favorites for leftovers are homemade soups, chilis, spaghetti, roast beef or chicken or turkey. Just add gravy for hot sandwiches. I don't care for leftover potatoes. But have used left over baked potatoes and fried them the next day with peppers and onions.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:17 AM
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I make a lot of soups with left overs. Mac and cheese is good in a leftover hamburger soup. Or sometimes you can add more milk and cheese in your mac and cheese to make it taste better. I also have found out that if you heat up your leftover pizza in a skillet that the crust is not soggy like when you heat it up in the microwave.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:33 AM
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I agree that leftovers are much better when you "re-invent" them. But some things actually taste better to me when they're leftover like chili. I also make a cabbage and bean soup that I like much better the second time around!

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:30 AM
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Did you know that if you grill burgers for a picnic but don't eat all of them up, you can use them in chili? Just crumble them up and use them instead of cooked ground beef. It works great and adds a little smoky flavor to the chili.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:56 AM
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We eat leftovers pretty much all the time...For leftover potato's,dice them up and fry them with onions and they are great as a side dish with an omelet...

Leftover Roast beef...hot roast beef sandwich's...

Leftover Hamburger patties...hot hamburg sandwich's...Same thing with Chicken or turkey...

Chili is the best kind of leftover...around here hubby takes a full meal with him to work with leftovers...
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:23 AM
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Kay, the only ay I like leftover pizza is straight from the fridge. Everyone else wants it heated.
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