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Waste Not, Want Not

We are using up the leftovers from Thanksgiving. Every dab of everything will get used. I have never understood why people don’t use leftovers. I have known so many of them who just throw them out. They might as well just burn their money and not waste their time cooking them. Remember every penny always counts. They all add up!

This morning, Hubby made potato pancakes from all of the mashed potatoes we had. He put cheddar cheese in them and I have to tell you they were delicious. I love them with a dab of sour cream and Hubby loves ketchup.

We have leftover cranberry sauce. It will be used with Little Smokies and some chili sauce for dinner tomorrow night. Any leftovers will be lunch on Tuesday.

There is a little sausage stuffing smothered in gravy which will be lunch for us tomorrow. 

And today I made homemade turkey and rice soup for dinner. All the leftover turkey went in it. When I cut up celery for the stuffing. I diced enough for the soup too. I also sliced up carrots and used the leftover corn from Thanksgiving. The last of the gravy was thrown in along with the broth. Leftovers will be frozen for future soup meals.

Get creative with your leftovers and save those dollars! They will increase your net worth a lot during a year’s time.  

4 replies on “Waste Not, Want Not”

Although I have never made anything like you made of the leftovers, I have never thrown out one smidgen. I eat the leftovers as a meal until some of it is gone. Plus, I love turkey sandwiches with cheese, Miracle Whip, and spinach on it. I usually run out of gravy and dressing. Still, I just continue to eat until the meat is gone in sandwiches. Of course, I have not cooked a full turkey, just the breast, in ages. I don't understand how people can throw out leftovers! You are so correct that it is like throwing money away. Good and timely post.

Hi Liz, this is Chris. I came home from Thanksgiving with a turkey carcass and a ham bone. I made broth out of the carcass and picked the meat off. I made barley soup out of it, it was so good. Later this week I will use the ham bone and make beans and cornbread. We didn't have a lot of leftovers since Thanksgiving was not at our house, but it is ok.

Hi Chris,

That is a great score on the carcass and ham bone. I love barley soup. Enjoy those beans and cornbread! I finally found a large ham at a price of $1.29 a lb. for the butt portion. I think I will cook it for New Year's and then I see bean soup in our future.

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