What are you doing with your leftovers? (Let's share ideas!)

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
What are you doing with your leftovers? (Let's share ideas!)
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Tue, 12-27-2011 - 12:20pm

I was browsing the web today and ran across Jamie Oliver's site with leftover recipes. His leek and turkey pie looked good, but I don't have all the ingredients. I think I'm going to do a turkey pot pie instead.

Yesterday we had leftover ham that I made into ham, potato & green bean soup using this recipe.

And, of course, iVillage has some great ideas too...

http://www.ivillage.com/recipes-thanksgiving-leftovers-brunch/3-b-56104
http://www.ivillage.com/how-use-leftover-ingredients/3-b-54788

I think I'm going to make the kids some mac & cheese with ham for a quick lunch ~ http://www.ivillage.com/super-cheesy-stove-top-macaroni-and-cheese-ham-0/3-r-60967

How about you? What are your plans for all the leftovers?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
cookie_doh wrote:
Do you think your daughter's friends could come to my house and eat all of these leftover cookies and candy we have?

I was joking with DH that I was just going to throw it all into the blender and make cookie / candy / junk food smoothies with it all. My cupboards are completely full and I have more stacked on top of them that just won't fit anywhere else. It's insane!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2000
Our Christmas dinner was not a big spread, just prime rib & twice baked potatoes. We had grilled prime rib sandwiches on sourdough Monday night with the potatoes on the side. I think there are still 2 potato halves in the fridge (the boys must have forgotten they were there, 'cuz they never last this long!). There is some beef left & the bones. I will be making beef barley soup, with a beef & lamb stock. I will make omelets with some of the meat, too. My bigger problem is what to do with all of the potatoes I have! I brought home 20 lbs of free potatoes from church last week. I used 10 taters for Christmas & 7 last night for latkes. I am going to make zuppa Toscana, but I will still have a bunch of them left. Suggestions?


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Oh goodness, that really is a lot of potatoes! Potato soup is my go-to when I have potatoes I need to use. They seem to go with any other veggie I have on hand, so I do potato/broccoli/cheese soup, potato & creamy asparagus soup, potato/bacon/cheese, potato & leek...you name it.

Here are some more ideas...

Country Potato Salad
http://www.ivillage.com/country-potato-salad/3-r-295976

Boulangerie Potatoes
http://www.ivillage.com/boulangerie-potatoes/3-r-297670

Or maybe do chips as a snack?
http://www.ivillage.com/baked-potato-chips/3-r-153631

Or something completely different...

Caramelized Pear Potato Cake

A cake made with potatoes may sound odd, but the mashed Idaho variety has a surprisingly neutral flavor and creates a super-moist crumb, reminiscent of milk cake, which makes it a perfect match with fruit and caramel. For a lighter and fluffier cake, use a ricer to mash the potatoes.

http://www.ivillage.com/caramelized-pear-potato-cake/3-r-68794
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
We will eat them as meals and some sandwiches ..
Roast Beef here
We all love roast beef sandwiches due to we seldom
have roast in the house...
Next weekend we will have Ham so then the sandwiches and potato will be used for suppers..
Mac and Cheese and Ham sounds "great" thanks for the link..
Have a Happy New Year!
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999

We made a POINT of having a menu that eliminated leftovers; we had bacon wrapped deer steaks, tossed green salad, carrot souffle, mac & cheese, and rolls.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-31-2011
I always make pot pies, and then I freeze them. We eat them once or twice a month throughout the year, that way we don't get sick of turkey leftovers! This year I also made a sheppard's pie out of the leftovers, but it didn't actually go over very well so I probably won't make it again.
I'm cooking one meal from every nation on Earth: travelbystove.blogspot.com.
Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Sounds like you planned well!
Nice menu too..
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
New Year's Menu is going to be Ham and Mashed Sweet Potatoes and
a few other type veggies
We will have that meal on Monday due to Dh has to work..
Hope you had a Happy New Year Kellie.. and All who read this..
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2012
hubby got 2 deer, one big one small this year but meat is in the freezer.


so happy there lol

I also try not to 'do leftovers'
I am making less. I am making one meal.

but when cooking a meal I make double batches for the freezer. time saver.
and yes it goes in the freeszer for later.

not into the body for weight gain :) (oh WW person here lol)
Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
I love vension its low in calorie and its great on WW..
I also make more than we need and freeze it.. for another meal..
Sounds like we are similar..
You are lucky to have 2 deers this year... We weren't so lucky...
Do you fix your vension any way special if you dont mind me asking-
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