Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Idea For Those Leftover Chops

I'm not a big fan of eating leftover meat.  I am far less a fan of wasting food, though.  This afternoon I was contemplating what to have for dinner.  We had eaten chicken meals from my freezer cooking day the past two nights, and I was kinda tired of chicken.  I looked in my refrigerator and I saw a plate in there that contained two leftover pork steaks that we had grilled three nights ago.

I thought, we need to eat these or I will have to toss them, and I really hate to do that.  I also thought that is not enough to feed all of us anyway.  Then I had a bright idea:  A dinner salad.  I had plenty of things on hand that could be added to the salad, just not the salad itself, so I made a quick trip over to the 99Cents Only Store--Love That Place!  It is the only dollar type store that I have ever seen with a produce and freezer department.  I picked up a bag of baby spinach and a bag that contained 3 Hearts of Romaine lettuce.  I also grabbed a bag of carrots to shred.  We mixed all of that together in a big bowl.  That only used one of the Romaine hearts.

I had also bought some yellow squash last week at the farmer's market, and it was still sitting in my fridge waiting to be used.  We like it battered in corn meal and fried.  Never thought of adding it to a salad before, but my husband said it sounded good (and it was!)  I microwaved some frozen red and yellow bell peppers alongside the meat, and we tossed all of that stuff on top with some cheese and dressing and it come out great.

What do you do with your leftovers?


Ruby March 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

When I have left over chicken, I shread it before I put it up for the night, and later that week I use it either for chicken spaghetti or chicken tettrazinni. And if I do a pork roast or even pork chops I shread that too and we have bar b qued pulled pork sandwiches.

Amanda March 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

mmmm those all sounds yummy =)

Have Kids Will Coupon March 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Frugal Follower here from the Hop.We are huge leftover fans here and I am always looking for new ways to save money and still keep things tasty and interesting. Hope you have a chance to hop on over to my blog too.

Amanda March 18, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

Thanks. I did stop by and link up on your hop. I'm usually a freezer cooking person, and freeze items in perfect portions so that there are no leftovers, but the weather was so nice lately and we grilled and had a backyard picnic. We had another one to eat our salad too! It was a delicious change of pace. ;)

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