Today’s Daily Sweet Fix is all about stretching out those leftovers!
I don’t know about you, but I love to stretch a meal out as far as I can make it go! Sometimes that means being creative with leftovers! I thought that it would fun to share with you just a few of my favorite ways to use leftovers, then if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear from you!
#1-Using Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Yummy Chicken Pot Pie!
We love those yummy Rotisserie chickens that you can buy at your local Supermarket, but there are usually quite a bit of leftovers with a family of 3. I will take the leftovers to make another meal later in the week. Usually it will be Chicken Pot Pie, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Quesadillas, or even a quick salad for lunch!
#2-Using Leftover Brownies or Cake
I love to bake cakes and brownies, but sometimes it just seems like we are eating on them for weeks! One thing that I love to do with the leftovers is to make Brownie or Cake Trifles! Just cut up chunks of leftover brownies or cake, add a little bit of ice cream or frozen yogurt with some fresh berries and some hot fudge sauce. Voila! You have a yummy brownie or cake truffle that takes the everyday brownie and cake from drab to delectable in just minutes!
#3 Using Leftover Rice
We love rice in our house, but sometimes I tend to make a little too much for one sitting. That is a-okay though, because Drew and I found a wonderful Fried Rice recipe (you can get the recipe at the end of the game) on Nick Jr. that we love to make together! It is the easiest (only 4 ingredients) and tastiest recipe that I have ever come across! Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but it even tastes better than the fried rice at the local Chinese restaurant! 🙂
#4-Using Leftover Pastas
We, like many of you, love a good pasta dinner! Sometimes, I will actually make more pasta than I think that we would eat for one meal because I know that I can use the leftovers for another meal later in the week! A couple of my favorite leftover pasta meals include Baked Spaghetti, Baked Frittata, or even a cold pasta salad made with Ranch Dressing and black olives!
#5-Using Leftover Coffee
If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time now, well, you know how much that I love my coffee! I especially love iced coffee drinks! These drinks can not only be on the pricey side, but also high in calories. I have found that I can take my leftover coffee from the morning and put it in the refrigerator to chill for several hours. Then, later in the afternoon, when I am craving an iced coffee drink, I will pour some of the chilled coffee into my favorite glass, add a little bit of my favorite flavored creamer and some sugar substitute, and there you have it, a yummy iced coffee drink for a fraction of the price that I would pay at my local coffee shop!
What about you? Do you have a favorite leftover idea that you would like to share with us? Please comment here and let us know!