Category Archives: Using Leftovers

Fast Food: Remaking Leftover Steak & Veggies

by Texas Homesteader ~

Keeping the grocery budget low & eliminating waste is important in our household. Oftentimes that means Planned Leftovers. But sometimes it’s just making Fast Food by reworking leftovers into a brand new dish.

When it’s time to plan a meal I typically look at what I have to be used and build a meal around those things. That way there’s no food waste. And if I’m using leftovers, the bulk of the meal has already been cooked. All that’s left is to do is to think outside the box and use a little leftover magic. Bibbidy-Bobbidy-BOO – let’s see what we can do!

What do you do with leftover steak? Come see my Fast-Food solution of making a new dinner of beef tips & noodles with those leftovers. #TexasHomesteader

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Planned Leftovers: Easy Slow-Cooker Pork Roast

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’m a big fan of planned leftovers. Similar to Cook-Once, Eat-Twice, planned-leftover cooking is where you purposely cook more than you plan on eating at one sitting so you can use the leftovers in different dishes later.

One of my favorite foods to use when I’m purposely planning for leftovers is pork roast. I mean, who doesn’t love a delicious roast with carrots & potatoes for supper?

Then it’s easy to turn that leftover meat into other dishes for other suppers. So I often cook a large enough roast to assure I have plenty leftover meat for future meals.

I like to cook with planned leftovers in mind. Recently I cooked up a huge pork roast in a slow cooker. See what I have planned. #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: More Flavorful Rice #UseWhatchaGot

by Texas Homesteader~ 

I make rice a lot. It’s inexpensive and lends itself to many different flavors of your meal. But I’ve found a free way to make my rice even more flavorful and nutritious over cooking it in plain water. And it’s FREE!

Check out this Homestead Hack. Use Whatcha Got is what I always say!

've discovered an easy way to really intensify the flavor of rice when I prepare it. Check out this Homestead Hack! #TexasHomesteader Continue reading