Lively Leftovers

Mighty Meaty Meal

I keep leftover cooked beef, chicken and pork in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag in the freezer. When the bag is full, I thaw and dice the meat. I add it to sliced onions and mushrooms that…

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Mock Macaroons

"When I have some day-old bread, I make Cinderella Crisps,” relates Carol Harper of Galveston, Texas. “I trim off the crusts from the bread and cut each slice into four strips. Using two forks, I…

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Mushroom Soup

“I prepared a can of mushroom soup one day, but something was missing…the mushrooms!” recalls Nancy Fulton, Millerstown, Pennsylvania. “I dumped a can of boiled-in-butter mushrooms into the…

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New Idea for Leftover Pasta

Joan H. of Glen Ullin, North Dakota suggests, “Stir-fry leftover spaghetti noodles until golden, then add uncooked scrambled eggs. Cook until the eggs are firm.”

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New Spin on Leftover Meat Loaf

“Meat loaf seems like a different main dish when I dip slices into a mixture of beaten egg and milk, coat them with Italian bread crumbs, then fry them in butter,” says Sarah O., St. Petersburg,…

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New Use for Canned Spaghetti Sauce

Relates Ruthe P. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, “While making my vegetable soup one day, I accidentally opened a can of spaghetti sauce instead of tomatoes. I added it anyway, and the soup was…

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New Use for Leftover Spaghetti

“I cut leftover cooked spaghetti noodles into small pieces, then mix with mayonnaise, pickle juice, dill weed and whatever other potato salad ingredients I have on hand,” explains Dorothy S. of…

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Nifty Nachos

“We make yummy nachos with sloppy joe leftovers,” Judy DeMeyers relates from North Muskegon, Michigan. “I simply spread tortilla chips on a plate and top with spoonfuls of the meat mixture, salsa…

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Oatmeal Pudding

Do you have a lot of cooked oatmeal left over after breakfast? Follow your favorite recipe for bread pudding, but use the oatmeal instead of bread. Serve it warm from the oven with sweet cream.…

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Other Ways to Enjoy Cranberry Sauce

Here are some different ways to use up any cranberry sauce left over from your Thanksgiving meal.

Stir a few tablespoons into hot, cooked oatmeal.

Melt cranberry sauce in a saucepan. Serve…

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