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Planned Leftovers: Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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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 to turn leftovers into delicious, hot & satisfying Chicken Tortilla Soup! 

Planned Leftovers: Use leftover chicken, a few dried out corn tortillas, a few cans of veggies to make delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup! #TexasHomesteader

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Remaking Leftovers: Quick Quesadillas from Meatloaf

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The other day RancherMan & I celebrated a special occasion by going to the Cheesecake Factory. But they always serve so much food that we decided to split the entrée so we would still be able to enjoy a piece of super-decadent chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Oh we got the cheesecake alright, but even splitting the entrée there was no way we could eat it all and then enjoy cheesecake too. And that specialty cheesecake is the reason we picked THIS restaurant to celebrate in the first place.

So RancherMan suggested we stop eating our entrée, put the leftovers in a to-go container (thankfully I always bring my own GLASS reusable to-go container – I HATE those styrofoam monstrosities! ) and move on to dessert right then.

So we bundled up the leftovers to bring home and enjoyed that cheesecake! But I’m going to make sure these leftovers are not wasted, I can remake that meatloaf into something new and delicious. Tonight I’ll make them into quesadillas!

Leftover meatloaf is versatile! I'll make sure it's not wasted by remaking it into something new and delicious - quesadillas! #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Don’t Waste Onion Trimmings!

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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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