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Two for One

Last post Thu, Apr 21 2011 12:46 AM by jayashiangel. 9 replies.
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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:12 AM

    • Brandy
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    Two for One

     Cooking ahead can be a great idea for getting the most out of saving time and money in food. It can take a lot of freezer space to cook too far ahead. Another idea is to prepare food that offer leftovers for another meal.

    What are some of your favorite foods that give you one more meal from them? Do you eat it the same way or find ways to quickly change it to a different type of meal?

     

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:18 AM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

    All large cuts of meat such as roasts and hams make more than one meal for us. I often cook extra rice or other grains for later use in soups, stir-fries, salds, puddings, etc. Lots of eggs hard-cooked at once can be used to make some deviled, egg salad, or additions to tuna salad and some casseroles.  AM
  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:28 AM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

    ANYTHING in the crock pot, I feel that monster FULL... I think it's a five or six quart one and cooks up a mammoth of a meal. I am huge on crock pot soups. They never seem to end lol When the broth gets low I use more water and keep cooking it... they never seem to end - really! Chili goes a long ways too, craving that today as well.

     Baked casseroles are another meal stretcher over here. I use huge lasgna pans and it yields multiple servings. Sometimes I can barely lift the pan lol

    I've also found stretching ground meat can really help with multiple meals. I like adding veggies... onion... sometimes oats --- and then you can divide it up into batches for various meals.

    Nice suggestions above, especially hard boiled eggs. I prefer to cook them in bulk as well.

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:01 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Two for One

    like Am  I cook rice for stir fry ..  Roast , Ham  and other large pieces of meat become something else  alot of time if I am brown hamburger I do several pounds and put it bags . I cook a beef brisket and slice it ... one of Franks favorite  are steak fries and egg noodles .

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 2:48 PM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: Two for One

    BargainBinge, how many do you feed for a meal? Babs

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

    chicken's the big one for us ... I can usually get 3 meals out of one, used in different ways.     Ham, pork roasts are also good ones to stretch.   We'll make large batches of chili, spaghetti sauce and soup and freeze portions for later.

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Two for One

     fogot to mention beans I use my roaster oven like a large crockpot and will cook usually  a 25  lbs ..  used to be just pinto now I make up white bean , kidney bean and black beans.  pintos I love the fact that I already had the hamburger and beans done to make chili for my bil famous chili burgers he freely admits he loves my chili ...lolBig Smile                                  

    Gayla

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 10:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

     I freeze a year's worth of vegetables and fruit from my garden (fruit from Aldi's).

    When I cook pasta ofreans, I make a lot and freeze. Oatmeal and other cooked cereals, too.

  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 11:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

    Cook rice ahead like fried rice and freeze some because I don't like eggs in mine so I do that seperate and the eggs in the rest then use it for left overs the next day.

    I cook for one when its just breakfast saucage breakfast sandwhich the others are left over so we have it the next day that be rare mom cooks two days worth freeze the sandwhich so we can hit the road and have the sandwhich the other time.

  • Thu, Apr 21 2011 12:46 AM In reply to

    Re: Two for One

    I make shredded chicken breast in the crockpot to portion on for 1 cup for meals (for 2 people) in baggie or 1/4 cup baggies for Lettuce wraps or Asian Salad..:O)a few examples for the meal portions.. 

    • Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
    • BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
    • Queso Veggie Chicken Wraps
    • Taco Salad
    • Chicken Noodle Soup

    I also will do Mexican Rice or White Rice and freeze the extra for quick side dishes when in a hurry.

    I also do wonton wraps and freeze those for quick meals

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