What do you do with he left overs?

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
November 18, 2007 1:08pm CST
I had my son and daughter-in-law over for supper last night. We had roated chicken and mashed potatoes and perogies and veggies and salad. I had a lot of leftovers. So I took the chicken leftovers and put it all in a pot, bones and all, and let simmer all day long today. I just now took out the bones and scraped off the meat and put the meat back into the pot. I then threw in all the other leftovers, including the salad and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes give it a little bit of thickness. I added some other fresh veggies, like onions and celery. I added a bit of chicken boullion also, to give it a bit more chicken flavour. I seasoned it with some rosemary and seasoned salt. I now have it simmering again for about 2 more hours. I can't wait for supper. It takes and smells so good. What do you do with your leftovers? Do you make a soup out of it all? Do you throw in your salad greens and mashed potatoes?
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I love to make soup with leftover chicken or turkey. I do it the same way by boiling the whole thing and then removing the bones. I have never put salad or mashed potatoes in though. I just add lots of vegetables and some spices. I do that with thanksgiving leftovers, and it's just as good as the original meal!
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• United States
19 Nov 07
We used to bring home left overs from going out to eat. They would end up sitting in the fridge for a week and end up getting thrown away. Then one day on the way home we saw a homeless guy thaqt we had seen before, so we gave him the food. That's what we do know with our left over restaraunt food. We don't throw it away and someone gets a meal.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
Oh wow, this is very generous of you. I really commend you. I have never thought to do this. Thanks for this. I will do this from now on. I think my hubby would like this too. It would make us feel really good.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I usually re-make all of my leftovers, but this is absolutely incredible! I like the thought of adding the salad. I add spinach to my soups. Why not lettuce? It is a green, also. I do thicken my soups with mashed potatoes. It gives it such a great flavor. I am going to remember this, for my leftover Thanksgiving things. Wow. Thanks.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
I sometimes also add chicken gravy mix to thicken it into a stew. It's really good this way too. The reason I thought to put the lettuce from the salad in is because I once went to a restaurant that had BLT soup, as in bacon and lettuce and tomato. I thought, yuk, lettuce in soup, but I tried it and it was really good.
• Canada
19 Nov 07
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we do put the leftover turkey in the pressure cooker to make soup, and fish out the bones. Everybody loves the soup and we have it with crusty bread and butter. I do add lettuce to Oriental noodle soup and it tastes great. Soup is always great this time of year!
• Singapore
19 Nov 07
Normally, we don't cook any extra food. We try to gauge the quantity required as accurately as possible then cook the amount. If we cook more, we just have to gorge it all up. But for special occasions like holidays, sometimes we deliberately cook extra - e.g. sign of fortune for the new year - and in such cases, we will just put the extras in the fridge and finish them the next day. We don't keep food beyond a day since it might turn bad.
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
19 Nov 07
the left overs if are home cooked than are refrigearted and used the next day but if got from hotels then are thrown if not had the same day. At times the left overs are repaired as in cooked a bit more and added some spcies and then had...
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
19 Nov 07
It depends on what kind of leftovers I have, and what I'm in the mood to make. Soups are really good this time of year, as well as pot pies, and casseroles.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 07
With the leftovers if they are bits of meat we give to our cat who will eat anything she is so pampered! Only as treats, the rest we throw out to the birds, this time of the year they need feeding. With the vegetables mum puts them in the compost bin outside, very organic and it rots down to make great compost!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I use to make a pot pie out of my chicken or turkey, but now I make soups. The reason I didn't make soups before was because I didn't know how..lol
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
19 Nov 07
Depends...I would either make soup or just put all of them in the fridge...They will still taste good after being microwave
@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
19 Nov 07
Gud Discission