It seems like eating up all or even most of our leftovers is such a battle for me. I know that’s truly a 1st world problem if I ever saw one! I’m grateful I’ve never lacked the food and nutrition my body needs! Anyways…back to leftovers, when I do successfully come up with ways to use those about-to-be-too-bad-to-eat-foods, it really excites me!

  • We cooked our turkey late, and have been chowing down on turkey sandwiches and tomorrow some of the turkey will become turkey quesadillas. I also made some broth with the turkey bones and some veggie scraps.
  • Some wrinkling bell peppers didn’t look appetizing to eat raw, but tasted fine as stuffed bell peppers and in pizza sauce.

Wrinkling bell peppers can still be used for stuffed peppers!

  • We had defrosted some black beans to use for chili, but didn’t use themĀ  all, so I threw them into burritos (which reminds me I still have some kidney beans I need to hurry and use up).
  • Some wilting spinach tasted just fine steamed, drained well and then baked in a quiche.
  • I made some banana bread to use up out-dated yogurt, some buttermilk and browning bananas.

Banana bread can help you use up bananas, yogurt and even buttermilk!

  • I also made some buttermilk ranch dressing at the suggestion of a facebook follower.
  • Cameron used our blender to turn pretzels into crumbs and I then used them to coat chicken for chicken fingers.
  • And lastly I used a little bit of leftover chocolate milk in some coffee to make a mocha! :P

Have you used up some leftovers in a creative way?

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