Making Leftovers Part of Your Weekly Meal Plan

Making Leftovers Part of Your Weekly Meal Plan

We work, we cook and we tend to kids, when will we get a break while still being able to provide our family with necessities? It seems to be never ending. One thing to think about is cutting out some time in the kitchen. Not only will this give you a much needed break but may help with your food budget as well.
 
When you cook a typical weeknight dinner for your family, are there usually leftovers? Meals like, spaghetti, beef stew, soups and many more are great when eaten as leftovers. Matter of fact, they usually taste better the day after.
 
What do you normally do with your leftovers? Do more get thrown in the trash than get eaten? If so, quit throwing away your money! Not only will replacing a night of cooking with leftover save you time but may also save you some money. It’s one less meal to plan and buy ingredients for. I am always up for saving these two things I need the most, what about you?!?
 
 
I challenge you to try and replace one night of cooking with leftovers. Instead of cooking a full course meal on Wednesday night, take a break and present your family with a warmed up plate of leftovers from previous days. You may even have leftovers from each day that you cooked and can offer them a choice between them. Leftovers for dinner will give you additional time to do the things you want to do or catch up in areas that you may have let pile up. Try this out for a week or two and see how your family responds.
 
You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Enjoy you extra time that you have just acquired!