Monday, January 17, 2011

Green Monday: leftovers!

To some poeple, the word "leftovers" conjures a whole different kind of green lifestyle. Fuzzy Alfredo, anyone?

In this bold new era of reduce, reuse, and recycle, the L-word can be the mark of a brilliant homemaker. I found a really neat article here that showcases some neat ideas for saving your cooking dollar AND using leftovers in some very creative ways.

In just a few minutes of surfing the 'net, I found lots of clever ideas for saving food and money. Here are just a few:

1. Don't pour out the last of the pancake or waffle batter. Go ahead and cook it up, then freeze them for breakfast on another day. (Patricia M. Hines)
2. Plan your meals, by the week or by the month. This will mean fewer trips to the store, less money wasted on random food purchases, and the chance to save by buying in bulk. (Lisa Martin)
3. Tortillas aren't just for your favorite Mexican foods anymore. Roll up some "reheats" for a quick meal-on-the-go. (

That's three money (and energy) saving ideas in three minutes. How do you like your leftovers?


  1. Like the tortillas idea. Leftovers are golden!


  2. We like our leftovers in soup or stir-fry. I also roast a TON of veg (potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms) and reheat the leftovers and roll them up in soft flour tortillas with blue cheese dressing.

    If I bake potatoes, I bake an oven-full, then refrigerate the leftovers for fried potatoes or twice-baked stuffed potatoes or baked potato soup. :)

    Marian Allen


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