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No more leftovers!

January 12th, 2012 at 05:04 pm

We finished supper a little while ago and that was made with some of the chicken and broth I fixed over the weekend. We had chicken and noodles on a cold, blowy, snowy evening and there was enough leftover for dh's lunch tomorrow.

I had roasted a pan of vegetables over the weekend and used that for chicken and rice during the week, and also added them to the strata we had last night. I fixed extra rice and I have been taking that for lunch with the extra vegetables. I eat the last of that tomorrow for lunch as well.

Today's lunch was the leftover salad fixins from the past few nights. My fridge is starting to look kind of empty and sad. I'm trying to eat up the fruit we bought too so that was part of my lunch as well as part of our supper -- dessert,in fact.

I think I should figure how much I spend for meals because sometimes I beat myself up on how much we spend on groceries. I bet tonight's meal was probably less than $7 total and we have leftovers for a lunch. Last night's meal of strata, sweet potatoes, salad, and toast was probably less than $7, except I did splurge and open up some black olives for the salad to make it a little different.

Fortunately dh likes eating my cooking...and as I tell him if we don't spend the money going out, we have it for other things we really want!

2 Responses to “No more leftovers!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice job using up what you had! I do my best, but it seems there is always something that doesn't quite make it before we eat it. Last week we had too much ground beef that stayed too long in the fridge. We used it for pizza, and should have freezed the remainder but we didn't. Darn!

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Way to go on using what you had! I've been working on the same sort of stuff lately and am making serious progress. Yaaay, it's pretty great to know you aren't throwing out food, wasting money, contributing to the landfill unnecessarily, etc. Smile

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