Monday, January 20, 2020

5 Great Reason to Love Leftovers and My Menu Plan for this Week 1/20/20!

Listen -it's cold.  Very cold!  Like 8 degrees or something like that.  Brr...we are going to have that leftover stew and a grilled cheese today.  Warm Hearty food.   I love leftovers!  Don't you?  They are the best thing since sliced bread (what my Mom used to say). 

4 Great Reason to Love Leftovers

1.  You don't have to worry what's for dinner!  That's all that needs to be said.

2.  No waste!   They say in America food is our #1 source of waste in our landfills.

3.  Saves electricity!  It will just take a few minutes to reheat saving the cost of electricity for your stove.  

4.  Less mess!   There still will be dishes but you won't have any big pots to wash.

5.  Saves money!  You won't be putting good food in the garbage so grocery bills will be lower with less food going to waste.  

If you jazz it up and make it new with side dishes or put it in a new dish, there are no cons.  They are perfect in my books!  

Here is what I plan to put on the table this week:

Monday                 Hamburger stew leftovers and grilled cheese

Tuesday                 Fresh Hamburgers on a low carb bun

Wednesday            Smoked Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Thursday               Leftovers

Friday                    Stuffed green peppers and  baked sweet potatoes (we didn't have this last week)

Saturday                Homemade Pizza  

Sunday                   Lasagna (made with zuchinni slices)  

What's going to be on your table this next week?

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  1. Our lunches are often leftovers. I consider them a free meal. We have them almost one meal a day.

    1. That's a great way to use them up Jenny! Exactly, a free meal.

  2. What a wonderful menu, Vicky! This week I am trying to use things from the freezer and pantry.

    Monday- Chicken noodle soup with homemade bread
    Tuesday- American goulash with leftover bread
    Wednesday- Pork roast with fried cabbage and mashed potatoes
    Thursday- Teriyaki chicken with rice and steamed broccoli
    Friday- going out to eat with in laws
    Saturday-something in the crock pot...just not sure what!
    Sunday- Ham, roasted potatoes, green beans, corn bread

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Great menu Jennilee I think I really miss homemade bread but if I made it would eat too much. I can imagine though how good yours would be!

  4. Eight degrees! Our 36 feels much better now!

  5. Monday: bean soup with fresh diced onions,fried potatoes and yellow cornbread muffins
    Tuesday: turkey(shredded from freezer) with homemade noodles, mashed potatoes and home canned green beans
    Wednesday:sausage gravy with homemade biscuits and broccoli
    Thursday beef enchiladas with red sauce
    Friday Scalloped potatoes with chunks of ham (in freezer)
    Saturday meatloaf, roasted squash and corn.
    Sunday leftovers

    1. Your menu sounds so good. I love that you make homemade noodles. I tried to make some last week and they were more like dumplings.

  6. Good points about leftovers. My family always enjoyed them, especially if I turned them into something else, which I often did. A couple of times a month we'd wind up with "must go" night, if we hadn't eaten all the leftovers. I would just heat up everything and we had a smorgasbord. Today I made a turkey in the crockpot, but it will show up in all kinds of dishes this week. I will just plan it day-by-day, but I know I will make some soup and tacos, for sure. In addition to a vegetable-type soup, I will make white turkey chili, which is a family favorite. I will share it with my daughter and her husband.

    1. Oh I do love making a turkey. Our daughter loves turkey chili too! You are so nice Kay to share. I know one night not worrying about what's for dinner will make them happy!


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