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Getting More Out of Holiday Leftovers

Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 9:25AM

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During the holidays, family dinners bring fun, delicious flavors… and lots and lots of leftovers.

Wondering what to do with your overstocked fridge? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at today’s blog to help you get more out of your leftover dishes.

Opt for smart storage

When you get smart about storing your leftovers, they instantly become that much more delicious! There are a few easy rules of thumb you can follow to ensure fresh, tasty dishes that are just as palatable the second time around. First, try to store ingredients separately whenever possible—such as salad and dressing, or pasta and sauce separately. This will keep the base dish from getting soggy, while opening up the possibilities of trying a new flavor combination the next day.

As always, be sure to store dishes in airtight containers—or at least completely cover them with wrap or foil. This will prevent them from going dry in the refrigerator or freezer.

Try new treats

You don’t need to enjoy your leftovers the same exact way as you had your original dinner! Mix things up. Your traditional turkey dinner, for example, can be turned into a moist, flavorful sandwich the next day. Mashed potatoes can be spiced up and converted into a hearty dip, or fried for a tasty comfort-food option. The choices are endless.

Make it a family affair

Many times, leftovers can seem like a letdown compared to the fun family dinner from the night before. But who says they have to be boring? Get more from your leftovers by enjoying them as a family, either working together to create a new recipe or taking your second-day treats to the park for a family picnic. Either way, you’ll be stretching your dinner that much further.

Prep meals to avoid takeout temptation

Looking for ways to save money this season? Avoid the temptation of takeout food, and instead prep your leftover eats into easy, to-go boxes you can enjoy at work, school, and beyond.

Enjoying leftovers is tasty and cost-friendly, making it a worthy activity this holiday season and all-year long. We hope that today’s blog helps you dig into deliciousness with ease!


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