A great post and one I intend to follow closely. DH will not eat leftovers so I freeze for later use on many things or turn them into something else. Tomorrow night we are having beef roast so the broth will be saved for things like soup base, or to cook noodles in for a later in the week, beef tips and noodles meal. Sometimes it is shredded and add bar-b-que sauce for his lunch sandwiches Leftover mashed potatoes become chantilly potatoes or used for potato pancakes. Most little dabs of cooked veggies are drained and get added to the freezer container for future soups. GD eats veggie soup year round. Mostly, I use them to take in my lunch the next day.
They aren't too happy about it, but since trying to lose some weight I'm cooking smaller amounts. Realized it wasn't what I eat at my sit down meal that was doing me in, it was what I nibbled after the meal! Oink, oink!
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