Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich

Grilled Meatloaf Sandwiches

Grilled Meatloaf Sandwiches are the perfect way to make use of leftover meatloaf.  No matter which of my meatloaf recipes that I make.  I always try to ration the meatloaf so that we will have enough leftover meatloaf so I can make Meatloaf sandwiches.  We love meatloaf sandwiches, and Grilled Meatloaf Sandwiches with bread that’s been spread with Garlic Parmesan Butter is amazingly delicious. 

Our Favorite Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Our Favorite Ways to use Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you find yourself with tons of leftovers from Thanksgiving Dinner, don’t fret.  These can easily be transformed into a number of delicious meals that bear little resemblance to the original meal.  This is particularly good if you have a picky family that doesn’t like to eat the same thing for more than one meal.  Check out our list of delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers.   We know you’ll love them. 

Beef and pepper sandwiches-sliced leftover potroast is combined with onions and peppers and water sauteed until the meat is hot and the veggies are crisp tender. Delicious quick dinner. PattyCakesPantry.com

Beef and Pepper Sandwiches

This is a delicious sandwich with flavor is reminiscent of a cheese steak sandwich.   It’s hearty, delicious, and loaded with flavor.  It’s a 30 minute meal for a weeknight dinner that is sure to please your family.  This was made from pot roast that was leftover from a slow cooker meal we had earlier in the week. I had made my three ingredient slow cooker pot roast, and there were leftovers.   In my house, leftovers are a good thing.  Leftovers give me the opportunity to transform them into something different.  It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.  It’s […]

Rice O'Brien ready to serve

Rice O’ Brien

This is a recipe that I got from the most wonderful neighbor.  It’s something she serves regularly for her Sunday Dinners after church.  Friends and family request it, but I had never heard of Rice O’Brien  Apparently, I don’t travel in the same circles that she does.  When I asked about the recipe,  she explained how it was made, and that it can be made from freshly cooked or leftover white rice.  I often have leftover white rice, so I made a note of the recipe.  This recipe can also be made with cooked brown rice. I previously posted a […]

cholent leftovers make a great base for a delicious soup

What Can You Do With Leftover Cholent?

This is not a question I am asked very often.  In fact, it’s a problem that I have had only once.   During my 30 days of beans, I made a pot of  Cholent.  After we ate, we still had about 9 cups of left overs.  Having never made cholent before I had no idea that the volume of the finished product would be so great.  The next day, the leftovers were drier and stickier, and didn’t look very appealing.  I ate some for breakfast, and decided that it would require a makeover before being served again.  I began searching the […]

cheese atop a chili filled baked potato

Chili Topped Potato

This post is really not a recipe.  It’s not even an original idea.  I just wanted to share one of the other ways that we make use of leftovers.  Chili is one of those things that is great for leftovers.  There are so many ways that leftover chili can be used, so when I make a pot of chili, I always plan to make a double batch.  That way, I can freeze some for later use in meal sized containers on busy nights.  It’s as convenient as canned chili, but it’s healthier and usually less expensive ounce per ounce. I’ve […]

chili mac topped with shredded cheese and ready to eat

Chili Mac

What can you do with leftover chili?  There are many possible answers to that question, but a hearty and delicious option is to turn it into Chili Mac.  This recipe requires only three ingredients–chili, pasta, and shredded cheese.   There are canned version of chili mac available, but there’s no substitute for the homemade version, and it’s not difficult to make at all. All you need to do is heat up some leftover chili while you cook a pound of pasta.  For this dish, I generally use large elbow noodles, but I have been known to use penne or rotini in […]

Garden Vegetable Soup and a couple of jars for lunch

Garden Vegetable Soup

You may be asking yourself why I have a vegetable soup listed during my 30 days of beans.  If you’ve looked at the photo, you’re probably thinking that you don’t see any beans in the soup, and you’re right.  There are no beans added to the soup, but the broth it is made from is that quart of ham and bean broth I saved from the pressure cooker pinto beans and ham.  Bean broth is, after all, a vegetable broth, isn’t it.   In this case, it’s a vegetable (bean) and bone broth.  You know that I don’t like things […]

Waffles made from leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing Waffles

This is not my  idea.  In fact, I saw it on Facebook.   The idea was presented by TipHero, but the video from their site refers to a site called Chow.com.  This idea gets an “A” in creative use of Thanksgiving leftovers, but only a “B minus” for the actual product.  Don’t misunderstand.  I enjoyed the stuffing waffles that I had yesterday.  The problem was that the first ones fell apart when I tried to take them out of the waffle iron.   I gave the next round of waffles an additional two minutes, but they still had a very high moisture […]

Turkey Pot pie fresh from the oven

Thanksgiving Leftover Make-over–Easy Turkey Pot Pie

We are still working our way through the Thanksgiving leftovers.  An inventory of our fridge contents indicated that we had leftover gravy, about  a cup of leftover green bean casserole, and about 2 cups of leftover turkey meat.  As I stared at these, trying to figure out how to recreate them, I decided that the perfect vehicle to finish off the last of the leftovers would be a turkey pot pie. I have a confession to make.  I’m not really good at making pie crusts.  Actually, it’s not that I’m not good at making them.  It’s more like I have […]