Saturday, November 28, 2009

What's for dinner...Remix those leftovers!!!

So have you heard the song by Arrested Development, "Mr. Wendal"? It is an old school rap/R&B/Hip Hop type song that came out in the early 1990's. It is still socially relevant though...Whenever I waste food I hear this song in my head. Particularly this part of the song:

"Uncivilized we call him,
but I just saw him eat off the food we waste
Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no ?
Who are we to judge ?

So I try not to ever waste food. I also don't really like left overs very much. So I constantly try to find new ways to re-use my previous dinners as a new dinner. If I cooked it with something that was previously cooked it's not left over it's re-mixed!!

I cooked a huge turkey for thanksgiving and my dad made some dressing (and don't tell him that I told you - but he put too much sage in it)

Well my wonderful bloggy friend Kelly over at Faithful Provisions posted an amazing suggestion for what to do with your turkey day leftovers. She posted this amazing sounding turkey soup.

Hopefully i'll have access to the stove in time for dinner preparations and can make this - it freezes well from what she said so i'm excited for this soup.
What do you do with your turkey day leftovers?!?!?!

2 comments:

Summer said...

I hate to waste food too! I am always looking for ways to finish off all our leftovers.

Carol said...

I always feel really guilty when I waste food. Some people argue "Well you paid for it - it's your right to waste it if you want." I guess...... but if you make a whole box of pasta for two people and then don't eat the leftovers....and throw that remainder away...you have to open a new box next time...if you didn't open that new box - could you have afforded to donate it to a food bank???

That's how my brain works. I have this constant commentary about everything I do that just runs in my head and nags me!!

I cooked this thanksgiving soup last night and I have to say - i had my obligatory test bowl as I was packing it up to go in the fridge - IT IS SO YUMTASTIC!!! I just want to bring it to church and hand it out this morning.... Unfortunately I am snobby when it comes to food and don't like to eat leftovers :( I will do it but I get sick of food quick. So I HAVE to come up with ways to switch stuff up!!

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