Tag 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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Homestead Hack: BBQ Sandwiches A Fast Planned Leftover Meal

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I love Planned Leftovers. Especially pulled pork BBQ sandwiches because it’s so quick & easy yet so delicious. Looking for a quick meal with precious little hands-on time? Check out this homestead hack for leftover roast.

Using leftover roast it's easy to whip up BBQ sandwiches in a flash! #TexasHomesteader

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Quick & Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Using Leftover Chicken

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Got leftover chicken and wondering how to use it? I use Planned Leftovers cooking!

Turn leftover chicken, a few dried out corn tortillas and a few cans of veggies into delicious, hot & satisfying Chicken Tortilla Soup FAST! 

Chicken tortilla soup with corn black beans and tortillas #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Don’t Waste Onion Trimmings!

by Texas Homesteader ~
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Recently I was trying to chop some purple onions for the freezer. I had so many of them and used as many as I could fresh.

But I also wanted to make sure they didn’t go bad before I could use them all. Plus it’s so nice to have chopped onions as close as my freezer to simply toss into any recipe.

As I was trimming those tough neck parts & the hard-to-chop dense section on the bottom where the roots once were, I paused before I tossed the wasted parts into my compost bucket. 

There might still be a way to put these wasted parts to good use…

HOMESTEAD HACK: DON'T WASTE ONION TRIMMINGS! I'm Using the tougher trimmed parts from onions to replace an item I used to have to buy #TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Tasks Today To Save Money – Simple Dessert, Food Waste, Decluttering

by Texas Homesteader ~

RancherMan & I are able to live & work here on our Homestead – a place that speaks to our hearts – because we are very careful with our finances. You know what they say, “small leaks sink great ships” or, you know, something like that…

Anyway, my point is that by paying attention to the smaller things, living frugally just becomes a way of life. There’s really no sacrifice, just a consciousness of frugal tasks that make sense in the flow of our days. In my case frugality is only part of the reason I’m paying attention – many times those same tasks are also environmentally friendly too. And that’s a two-fer win for me!

5 FRUGAL TASKS To Save Money: By paying attention, living frugally just becomes a way of life. Frugal tasks are natural in the flow of our days #TexasHomesteader

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