more about: Leftovers

Follow the 2:4 Rule for Leftovers

Leftovers can be a lifesaver on a night packed with sports practices and PTA meetings. But that teriyaki chicken can spoil faster than you realize. To make sure your family isn’t eating anything past it’s prime, follow the 2:4 rule for leftovers. 2: Don’t let leftovers sit out on the counter at room temperature for more than 2 hours. 4: […]

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Must-Have Thanksgiving Leftover: The Penultimate Leftover Sandwich from The Kitchy Kitchen

For the month of November, we have asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share recipes for their must-have Thanksgiving dishes. Join us to see what will be on their tables this year and for years to come.

 

The Penultimate Leftover Sandwich by Claire from The Kitchy Kitchen

 

The Penulitmate Leftover Sandwich

 

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Leftovers: A Love Story

If you are headed to someone else’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving today, you may have only one burning etiquette question on your mind. Is there a polite way to ask your host to share the leftovers?

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Transforming Leftovers

I hate seeing food go to waste – especially when I’m the one who took the time and effort to prepare that food. When planning menus for parties, I’m always thinking about what I’ll do with the leftovers – which items are good (or better) after a day or two in the fridge, and which can be easily transformed into new dishes.

The perfect example: Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I made a huge batch of it last weekend for a Fourth of July cookout, and while we consumed plenty of it on the Fourth, the recipe yields a hearty portion and we continued to eat it for – count ‘em - three days in a row. How did I not get sick of this dish? Two reasons: 1) It’s refreshing and absolutely delicious (with crisp, basic ingredients you don’t get sick of) and 2) I mixed it up!

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