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Using up leftovers

February 3rd, 2008 at 10:52 am

I'm on a quest to use up leftovers and to also clear out my upright freezer.

Today I made a wonderful fruity sauce that I'll use over chicken tonight. I had some leftover fresh pineapple and a mango (49-cent score from Aldi). I pulsed these in the food processor. I added a bit of minced fresh ginger, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a tsp. or so of garam masala. Lovely.

There is enough for two servings which means I'll freeze half of it. Doh! That interferes with wanting to clean out the freezer!

4 Responses to “Using up leftovers”

  1. JanH Says:

    LOL. That sounds like me. Going around in a circle. Your dinner sounds yummy!

  2. helpmefriend Says:

    I am about to purchase a freezer for my family with my tax refund. Would you have any advice on what to put into it for future use? I don't want to waste something or ruin it by freezing too long.

  3. Aleta Says:

    One thing that I did was to freeze any leftover vegetables. I had a bag in the freezer and would just keep adding vegetables until I had enough for a soup. Talking about mixed vegetables; we surely had mixed vegetables. That allowed us to use up items and not throw them away.

  4. daylily Says:

    helpmefriend:
    Whenever I make soup, I make a lot. Then I freeze it. At any time, I might have 3 or 4 different types of soup in the freezer.

    I also make mashed potatoes in bulk and then freeze them in containers that are the size for dinner.

    When sweet corn is in season, I buy (or grow) enough to freeze so that I can have real sweet corn year round. (I can't eat canned or frozen corn from the store. Yuck!)

    A couple times a year, I'll buy a large ham usually at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter when it is on sale. With that, I'll make a variety of casseroles and soups and freeze those.

    When meat is on sale, I'll buy enough to get us through until the next sale. Same with orange juice.

    I also freeze spag. sauce and other sauces.

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