Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yummy recipes made from leftovers

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My family does not like leftovers. So I try to cook ulam that's just enough for all five of us and our two kasambahays. But sometimes there are still leftovers. Ang hina talaga namin kumain! Even the kasambahays don't eat a lot kasi both of them are scared to get fat. What!?

So the leftovers don't get eaten and then on weekends, I clean out the ref and I find forgotten leftovers of I don't even remember when I cooked them and of course, I throw them away. It is a terrible thing to throw away food kahit na it's not a lot of food. Madalas it's just a half-eaten chicken nugget or a cup of spaghetti sauce or two matchbox-sized pieces of adobo pero wala ng sabaw. Yung tipong "Isang kagat na lang, hindi pa inubos," or "Nahiya pa sa last piece!"

To minimize us throwing out perfectly good food, I have a few ideas on recycling leftovers:
These are pizzas my sons made out of leftover spaghetti sauce, hotdogs and chicken nuggets.
I used leftover rice to make this cheesy chicken and rice casserole. Recipe here.
I used leftover rice and chicken to make this delicious risotto. Recipe here
Leftover spaghetti noodles can be used for chicken noodle soup.
Cook leftover lechon, which is mabilis mapanis, into yummy lechon kawali.
With jam, peanut butter, cookie butter or Nutella, we turn bread crusts into tasty rolls.
Crumble leftover chocolates onto ice cream for added texture and flavor. 

How about you? What do you do with leftovers?

For more tips and tricks in the home and kitchen, check out the Facebook page of Electrolux: The Electrolux Little White Book. They have a campaign called #DoMoreWithLess which encourages maximizing resources, saving money and food, and recycling food and materials.

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