Pulled Pork Cornbread Panini + WIN a Windows Phone 7!

by on November 15, 2010

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If MTV’s Cribs ever visited our house I would have to dash over to block their cameras from filming the fridge. No meticulously organized shelves full of Vitamin Water and Heineken here. At any given moment, we’ve got half a dozen little Tupperware containers of last night’s roast chicken, steamed veggies for the baby, half a block of Gruyère, that hummus experiment – a random assortment of odds and ends just begging to be combined into a new meal. Like, say…panini?

Windows Phone 7In conjunction with the launch of the Windows Phone 7, the folks at Microsoft are coordinating with me and 57 other food and lifestyle bloggers (see the official rules for a list of all the participating bloggers) to give away their new smartphones to our readers and challenged us to write a post on the theme of “doing more with less”. I’ll share with you how I turned leftover cornbread and pulled pork into Pulled Pork Cornbread Panini with Caramelized Onions and Pepper Jack in a minute. First, here are the details on the giveaway.

To enter the Windows Phone 7 giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on this post, sharing your favorite way to use up leftovers.
  • You can enter once per day until the contest ends on Monday, November 29, 2010. (For even more chances to win, I’m giving away another phone on Cooking On the Side)
  • One entry on this blog will be selected at random to win a brand-new Windows Phone 7. Please note that the phone will ship within 8-10 weeks.
  • The official rules can be found here.

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We’ve talked before about repurposing leftovers into tasty panini. It’s one way I “do more with less” when it comes to cooking. You can see all of the different panini I’ve grilled from leftovers here. That actually reminds me that it’s almost time to give you my annual set of Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey panini recipes. It gets more and more challenging to come up with new ideas each year…what ever will I make? I digress.

See the Cornbread recipe on my other blog, Cooking On the Side

If the above photo looks familiar it’s because I’m featuring this Cornbread on my other blog, Cooking On the Side, right now. I’d toyed with the idea of making cornbread panini in the past, but it wasn’t until I came across this post on Healthy Food for Living that I became convinced it would actually work. My version with pulled pork and caramelized onions (more leftovers!), along with pepper jack cheese, reminded me a bit of tamales. My initial concern was that the whole thing would crumble on the panini press, but they actually held together well. That said, when it came to actually eating them this was a knife-and-fork affair. 🙂

Pulled Pork Cornbread Panini with Caramelized Onions and Pepper Jack



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1 Chaz November 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

While I have never something as cool as this Panini with leftovers, I’ve always loved mixing together random leftovers to make a lovely pasta.
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2 Lauren November 15, 2010 at 4:39 am

Oh wow… your cornbread panini puts mine to shame ;). The pulled pork and caramelized onions sound amazing!
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3 lauren November 15, 2010 at 5:30 am

Mm, definitely some kind of panini or quesadilla!
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4 Lori @ RecipeGirl November 15, 2010 at 7:19 am

What a great giveaway! I like to use meat leftovers in my vegetable soups that I make for weekday lunches.
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5 Barbara Bakes November 15, 2010 at 7:26 am

I might have to make some pulled pork just to give this a try. I’ve got cornbread in the freezer. I usually turn leftover meats into something Mexican.
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6 Margaret November 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

How about this? Leftover garlic toast, thick, rich Bolognese sauce, (include the leftover spaghetti if you like,) shavings of parmigiano-reggiano, all grilled on the panini press, but not pressed down too hard.
A little mixed green salad with lemon juice and good olive oil to accompany and you have a great leftovers panini!

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7 Ericka H. November 15, 2010 at 8:57 am

I love using either leftover steak or chicken to make quesadillas. I have also made chicken panini’s, thanks to you!

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8 Debby November 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

With a teenage son in the house we don’t have many leftovers. On the rare occasion when we do, I will usually just reheat them for lunch or make them into a sandwich.

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9 Leslie M.P. November 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

I took like to use leftover meat/poultry/shrimp for either quesadillas or enchiladas or soup.

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10 Dani November 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

I like to make a roast in the crockpot or oven and turn the leftovers into my version of beef and cheddar sandwiches with onion soup mix, melted American cheese and Western dressing.
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11 Vicki November 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

Leftovers from meals are usually lunch the next day. Bits and pieces of meat and veggies usually go into fried rice.
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12 Mary Beth November 15, 2010 at 10:55 am

I make soup or stir it all into omelettes.

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13 Neena November 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

I usually just re-heat for lunch the next day…boring. But I also like to use them in soups and sandwiches. This panini looks SO good. I can’t wait to make it. Mmm hungry.

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14 Zenia November 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Leftover from a wrap special where I work: Roasted eggplant (brushed with a little oil, s & p)
Layer your sandwich with eggplant, feta cheese, and a lemon garlic aioli. Grill all together. It’s a different flavor and it’s great!

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15 Jerry November 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm

well of course the leftover turkey at thanksgiving becomes turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey pot pies, turkey congee. we even freeze the bones to make more turkey soup later.

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16 Amy November 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I ususally just heat up leftovers and eat as is.

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17 Amanda Perez November 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I like to use leftover meat for the next days breakfast. I either do frittatas or breakfast scrambles or baked potatoes with eggs inside!
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18 Heidi November 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I almost always double receipes. Many times tastes better as the flavor improves the second day and saves me from cooking every single day, but still being able to have home cooked meals for my family.

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19 dani November 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

i live alone so i have to do all the cleanup by myself (boo!) so i make most my recipes into one-bowl/one-pot recipes 🙂
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20 Mary November 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

It may sound crazy, but whenever I have left over mashed potatoes, I make a delicious chocolate cake from a recipe that my mom used to make.

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21 Holly H. November 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Leftovers are always great for lunches, but I often make new meals throughout the week using a few of the ingredients I prepared early. Who doesn’t love fajitas with leftover steak and chicken or twice baked potato cakes!

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22 Amanda November 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I like to turn leftover steak into french dips.

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23 Nancy November 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I had a leftover roasted chicken breast. I shredded it, sliced some brie, caramelized some onion and made a delicious panini sandwich on Focacia bread. Dijon mustard on the foccacia, a slice of brie, some onions, another slice of brie, top with the foccacia. Yumm, it was delicious.

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24 Amanda November 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

What I do with leftovers depends on what they are. My favorite way to re-use them is to just serve whatever it is (chicken, beef, veggies, etc…) over brown rice. Love it!

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25 JD Georgia November 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Soups, for sure. Also fried rice-type concoctions that may take on an Asian character, or Mediterranean, or Southwest, or whatever, depending on what I have left over. I also freeze leftovers for a quick meal later.

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26 Ran November 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

My favorite way to do more with less is if I find some cake mix hidden away in the cupboard that hasn’t been used yet. Mix cake mix and sprite (yes, sprite) together and bake for a delicious, light, and airy cake. My favorite is strawberry, though yellow cake mix is also good!

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27 Cheryl R November 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I find soup is a great way to use leftovers.

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28 Jody Gladstein November 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I love to use any leftover roast chicken or turkey to make chicken/turkey salad combined with whatever I like in my pantry or fridge, like mango chutney, wasabi, greek/regular plain yogurt, mayo, apples, pears, grapes, dried fruit, carrots, celery, pickles, mustards, BBQ/hot sauce, salsas, etc. (but, of course not all of these ingredients all together!)
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29 Louise November 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm

ahh that is funny, my fridge is the same way… so many leftovers so little desire to eat them. your site always makes me hungry, melted cheese gets me every time.
happy holidays,
Chef Louise
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30 Jean YY November 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Being Asian we eat rice every single day so I always have leftover rice and make fried rice with it.

I am subscriber to your other blog COTS and just subscribe to this one. Love your panini ideas and using cornbread is great.

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31 Cody M November 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

This sounds like a great panini.

As for leftovers: when I make something that involves noodles I cook extra for an easy meal later in the week.

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32 libertymama November 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

It’s pretty easy to use up leftovers in my house….if there ARE any! Most dishes make a wonderful break from the typical PB&J, etc for my 6 kids at lunch time.
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33 Jane November 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Hi, I like to make sandwiches also. Or, if I have rice and meat, then a fried rice is always easy and good. I would love the phone! Thanks, J.

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34 Peggy November 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I like grilled sandwiches made with leftover meats and what ever cheese is open. Sometimes I add carmalized onions or a nice ripe tomato. I don’t want Cribs in my house either, because they would not find anything to their liking in my frig either.

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35 D November 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I have my leftovers for lunch the next day while they’re still pretty fresh.

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36 amber November 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm

That looks soooo yummy. I like using leftovers to make sandwiches, or if there is meat, some sort of stew or soup base. Thanks! 🙂

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37 Sophia November 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Lots of left overs go good in an egg scramble or as filling for a burrito. Really, the do!

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38 Bahiyyih Baker November 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I recently learned from my Chinese tutor how many things you can throw into ramen (or udon if you want it a little fancier) to make it better tasting and good for you: leftover cooked meat or fish of any kind, greens, mushrooms…yum!

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39 Amber November 16, 2010 at 5:02 am

Leftover grilled chicken -> BBQ chicken pizza. yum.

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40 Mary November 16, 2010 at 7:58 am

If I have leftover rice, I use that to make stuffed peppers a couple days letter.

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41 Tara November 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

For food thats heavily seasoned… we love to get creative with inventing new taco flavors! We always have some corn tortillas in the fridge ready to encase our new creations.

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42 Sarah November 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

I like to use my leftovers to make random pizzas. Pretty much any combo tastes good when scattered over homemade crust (I keep a couple in the freezer at all times) and topped with gooey cheese!

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43 Zenia November 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

Leftover veggies make a great addition to my Pizza Paninis! I love using my leftover sauce from spaghetti night with some mozzarella and any leftover veggies or meats to make great supreme pizza paninis.

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44 mafong November 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

I plan to have leftovers. I use them in soups and cassroles and for hash.

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45 Melissa November 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

Leftovers at our house usually turn into lunch for someone.

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46 Stargirl November 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

Wow that looks amazing!!! I hardly ever have leftover actually, but when I do, they just become lunch.

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47 The Food Hunter November 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I love the idea of using cornbread for this….I never would’ve thought of that.

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48 Em D. November 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I like to use leftovers for lunch, break up the sandwich cycle!

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49 Sagan November 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Your recipes never cease to amaze me… WOW! This is the type of recipe that cornbread was MADE for.
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50 Kristi November 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

One of our favorites is fajita leftovers. We take all that extra chicken, peppers and onions and turn it into a cajun pasta by adding spices and sour cream. Sooo good.

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51 Roger November 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I use up alot of leftovers in quesadillas and this panini looks great can’t wait to try it..

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52 Samantha November 16, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I like to also make leftover soups. leftover chicken, tomatoes in chicken tortilla soup.

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53 Shirley M. November 16, 2010 at 11:30 pm

with left overs depending on what it is i like to make fried rice mixtures or something with noodles. for example if i have a lot of veggies and meats left over from the previous nights i like to get some flat noodles and stir fry up a dish, easy and you get rid of the left overs. One thanksgiving we had so much left over especially mashed potatoes i made potato dunkers which consisted of mashed potato, turkey, and some of the left over green beans and corn. once i mixed the stuff together i rolled it in flour and some bread crumbs and deep fried it.

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54 Amanda Perez November 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I like to make sandwiches out of leftover meat, especially breakfast sandwiches!
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55 ciara November 17, 2010 at 2:00 am

my favorite way to use up leftovers is to put them in my girls’ lunches the next day. they love it especially if it’s my cincinnati chili.
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56 Amber November 17, 2010 at 5:34 am

Last night’s French bread to this morning’s French toast. Classic, and perfect.

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57 Mary November 17, 2010 at 7:57 am

I turn leftover grilled salmon (if there’s any left!) into a salmon spread the next day.

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58 Erastos November 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

we have leftover night. Seriously it’s on the menu. Basically whatever you find in the fridge goes (the kids have a slightly smaller selection). Nothing too creative, no need to call up Martha. we thought it was original but recently my daughter is into the Incredibles and they have leftover night. If it’s good enough for the Incredibles…

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59 Terri November 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

I will make a stew or soup with my left overs. Easy, throw them in a pot and add broth, serve with salad and a rolls.
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60 Mandy November 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

The great thing about most of the leftovers in my fridge is that they can be combined into a soup or a casserole. Talk about an easy dinner.

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61 Linda November 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

Wraps! I make homemade wrap bread and stuff the leftovers into my husband’s lunch!

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62 Zenia November 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I like taking leftover meats or veggies from the night before and making a big healthly salad with them!
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63 Emily November 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Pretty much anything can go into chili. The other day, I made a chili to use up some carrots, onions, and zucchini that were on the verge of softness, plus a Bubba Burger that had been sitting lonely in the freezer for ages.

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64 Stephanie C November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I usually throw leftovers into a soup or casserole.

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65 Tony November 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

My favorite way to use leftovers after a holiday is to take all of the savory items included with a turkey dinner and make a mashed potato casserole.

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66 JJ Murphy November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I almost always make sure I have enough for 4-6 additional servings for meals I make. Then I seperate them, freeze them. Easy lunch for my wife and myself easily.

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67 tony November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

i think my favorite left over would be braised pork.
i love using the left over braised pork to make sandwitches, just a nice soft slice of bread and slightly reheated pork yummmmm.

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68 Kristin November 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I love using leftovers in soups or casseroles. I particularly like using barbeque chicken in a delish chicken salad.
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69 Samantha November 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I love kaffir limes. I use them to clean my stove, deep clean my hair, in curries… amazing

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70 andrea November 18, 2010 at 12:57 am

It depends on the leftovers i guess, i cook a lot of chicken and veggies, if i have leftovers i like to make a kind of stir fry the next day

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71 Amber November 18, 2010 at 4:53 am

I love to make homemade corn tortillas for tacos, enchiladas, and tinga. If there’s any leftover, my husband cuts and bakes them up with nacho fixings for his “after the kids are in bed” snack. : )

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72 Pastor Jim November 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

Refrigerator stew. The kids hate it, but it gets rid of the leftovers!

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73 Emily November 18, 2010 at 7:33 am

I buy a rotisserie chicken on Monday and use it in increasingly-small bits as the week goes on. By Thursday, it goes into the pot to make soup or chicken stock.

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74 Sean November 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

If I have leftover sauerkraut after cooking with it, I call up my pal Saul, and we make ruben sandwiches. Great way to use leftovers with Sauerkraut Saul!

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75 Sam November 18, 2010 at 8:04 am

I just put all of my leftovers into a blender and chug them until I am satisfied. Mmmm leftover smoothie, so smooth 😉

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76 Mary November 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

Leftovers make for an easy to prepare lunch the next day.

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77 JJ Murphy November 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

I started bringing in left overs to give to my poor college student staff. Those kids eat like hell most of the time, so any time I can feed them some home cooking, I take the opportunity. Plus I find it easier to cook for 5+ people than to cook for 1-2.

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78 Dele O November 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

Doing more with less sometimes means working on the go. Which is where my laptop and a good smartphone comes in handy. Go windows phone

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79 Yogi November 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

I use my leftovers in sandwiches.

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80 amber November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Sometimes I freeze them for later also, especially if I make a stew of soup.

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81 Rian November 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I also use my leftovers in sandwiches, but as I am not a cold food lover, paninis fit the bill for me!

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82 Mandy November 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I think I need a sandwich press. Paninis are delicious and a great way to use leftover meat.

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83 anna p. November 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Our leftovers always somehow turn into Mexican. Example, leftover pulled pork last week was mixed with peppers and onions and became Carnitas. 🙂

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84 brandishaunell November 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm

my family really enjoys to use leftover porkchops in a green chili stew. and it saves time for mom too =)

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85 Tracey November 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I try to use left overs on a pizza! I have a bread machine that I make the dough with, and try to make up a pizza with the leftovers in the fridge…it can get pretty interesting sometimes!

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86 Craig November 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I don’t usually prepare more food than needed for a given meal, but if so I usually wrap it and give it to one of the homeless that live nearby.

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87 Amanda Perez November 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm

If I have leftover pasta and meat, I toss it in to a baking dish and do a pasta bake
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88 Matthew November 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

We love using up leftovers! My favorite way is to use leftover steak ( that is a rare occurance) and make scrambled eggs with steak bites in the morning!

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89 Samantha November 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

i love using wax paper for everything, lining dishes, easily move sifted flour, so useful

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90 Alison F. November 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I always, always, always make leftovers to take for lunch the next day. My lunch is always the envy of the lunch room which mostly consists of microwaved frozen meals.

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91 Yogi November 19, 2010 at 4:00 am

By using Quick Steps in Microsoft Outlook, I do more and do it quicker.

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92 Amber November 19, 2010 at 5:52 am

Turning stale bread into bread pudding. I consider it a culinary miracle.

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93 Erin November 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

I find that lots of leftovers make a good start for a soup.

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94 Marlene November 19, 2010 at 7:37 am

I like to use leftovers to make soups, especially this time of year. Throw stuff together and let it all simmer on the woodstove all day.

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95 Emily November 19, 2010 at 7:48 am

When I make bacon, I lay it out in slightly-overlapping strips on a foil-covered cookie sheet and pop it in the oven while I cook the rest of the meal. It’s not quite the same as the pan-fried version, but there’s no way I would ever want to make regular bacon with all the oil pops and stove-wipedowns.

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96 JJ Murphy November 19, 2010 at 8:22 am

Talking of leftovers, I’ve started making 2 flank steaks instead of one when I grill. (I tend to grill over a covered surface for only flank steak to keep it more tender). It is just as easy to marinate 2 steaks as opposed to 1, and then its steak sandwiches, steak salads, etc over the next couple of days.

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97 michelle November 19, 2010 at 8:24 am

using leftover roasts or stews in sandwiches and pastas

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98 Debbie S. November 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

I’ve been packing leftovers right into divided Lock-and-Lock containers for my daughter and I to use for work/school/traveling from Musical Theater rehearsal to ballet class. It is so nice to just reach into the refrigerator in the morning and grab a meal that is ready to go!

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99 Mandy November 19, 2010 at 9:30 am

Tin foil is such a life saver! I use it to line my pans so when I’m baking, I don’t have to soak the pans over night to get them clean.

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100 Sean November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

Whenever I get mail, I am typically very disappointed. It is usually junk mail, with the occasional “suspicious package.” What I usually do is keep a sort of “incinerator” out back to burn all of my junk mail. Great way to do less with more!

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101 Kelli November 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

I always try to make a little extra than I think we’ll eat so there’s leftovers for lunch tomorrow! I think I need to overestimate a little more though, because my husband always eats more than I think he will, and there’s nothing left! 🙁 ha ha.

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102 Melissa S. November 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Every night that we have leftovers, we package them up into lunch-sized containers as we are cleaning up the kitchen, and they are ready to grab and go for lunches the next day….and the day after that sometimes. We also have a hungry pre-teen who needs some energy before practice, which is also before dinner, so these portioned leftovers are perfect for him to quickly re-heat before he runs out the door to practice.

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103 Dele O November 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I’m all about replacing my stone-age phone with a revolutionary one. And I’m sure with it, i’ll be doing more in less time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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104 Nell November 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I pack leftovers for lunch and I freeze them for lunch a week or two later.

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105 Phil November 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

If would be fine to let the leftovers crumble up, top with cheese, broil a bit for melted browned cheesy goodness and serve it up as a hash/casserole. Not as pretty for presentation but you can’t have everything.

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106 Amanda Perez November 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I make frittatas with whatever I can find in my fridge- cheese, veggies, meats, just toss it in and bake for a easy way to use leftovers!
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107 Samantha November 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I love using chicken broth to take shortcuts during the holidays and food. Its inexpensive and adds tons of flavor to any dish

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108 Jearv November 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Since money is a little tight these days, I always love having lunch in the park with a couple of friends rather than going to a movie and a restaurant afterwards. We’re basically getting to spend more time with each other more without all the money!

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109 Ginger G November 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

How to use leftover spaghetti and meatballs: they are always better the second night after you have let the sauce and pasta sit together thus, using leftovers!
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110 Dele O November 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

Calendars are a huge help. And the Outlook Quickstep is a great shortcut tool that helps me quickly create some of my common tasks, appointments, and emails while on the go. The win phone 7 will be a great mobile tool to aid in this

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111 Amanda Perez November 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I make extra potatoes whenever I make baked potatoes, they’re great as homefries or as an idaho sunrise the next day!
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112 Emily November 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I got rushed/lazy and got a pre-cooked chicken this week. Now I’m being all thrifty and domestic by making chicken soup. Mmmmmm, homemade…

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113 Alison F. November 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Freezing extras for later use, especially when you don’t feeling like cooking on another day.

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114 anna p. November 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Usually leftovers end up being my lunch. Being an at home mom it’s nice to have a little variety and not just sandwiches all week.

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115 Andrea "'Dwellingonthepositive" November 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

We use up leftovers by eating them for dinner the next night. I’m so lucky that my family is all okay with this. Less cooking, less cleaning and less money. Yay!

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116 Heather D November 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I always plan our dinner meals two weeks at a time. I also plan for there to be leftovers to take to lunch the next day.

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117 Craig November 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I also sometimes feed (nutritionally appropriate) leftovers to my rat. Yes, really.

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118 Kathy Jagger November 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I make my husbands lunch everyday. What ever we have for dinner the night before is recycled into his lunch for the next day. Saves money by him not having to pay for another meal and the leftovers are sure to be used up, and do not go to waste. Kathy Jagger

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119 Kelli November 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm

My husband uses our George Foreman grill for everything–meat, sandwiches, you name it! He’s the king of doing more with less! We love our George Foreman. 🙂

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120 Yogi November 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

I’ll be able to get more done with less by consolidating my devices when I get a Windows Phone.

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121 Mandy November 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

I use Photoshop Elements instead of the full PS suite–and I still am able to do just what I need to do!

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122 Amanda November 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

We recently made a pot pie out of extra steak we had. We tossed in frozen veggies and it was a cheap, but definitely filling meal!
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123 Turtle Mom November 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I always make extra for my husband to take to work with him for lunch.

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124 Sharon November 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm

My favorite way to stretch my food budget is to use leftovers in omelets or rolled up in warmed tortillas. More for less!

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125 KT November 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Leftover vegetables get reincarnated into fried rice; I add chicken or shrimp or whatever else I have on hand and it’s an easy quick meal that cleans out the fridge at the same time!

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126 Craig November 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Trading! If I made a meal that worked out extremely well, I sometimes swap the leftovers with a friend who had a similarly good experience.

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127 Dele O November 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I do more with less by spending my time wisely with family, friends, and loved ones.

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128 Erica Best November 21, 2010 at 11:45 pm

i love trying new thing adding stuff to egg or a making sandwich

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129 Yogi November 22, 2010 at 6:13 am

I get more with less by doing comparison shopping using Bing.

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130 Emily November 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

I started using Mint.com, and it was shocking to see how much I was spending on workday lunches. I’ve been trying to pack my lunches more this year. I got this cute little box (http://www.amazon.com/Fit-Fresh-Lunch-Colors-Vary/dp/B000FNCS5M) which makes it fun and convenient to pack the night before and run out the door in the morning.

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131 Mandy November 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

My husband loves putting leftover meat with cheese and toasting it into a quesadilla.

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132 Maureen November 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

My husband and I and even our daughter who works full-time and goes to school at night have leftovers for lunch just about every day.

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133 christine yoo November 22, 2010 at 10:47 am

for some weird reason, when i cook, it has to be for an army, but i’m never actually cooking for an army, it’s usually 3-8 of us eating with pounds of leftovers. i like to freeze them or take them for lunch or give them to a fussy neighbor or a friend i haven’t seen in a while, i do believe it’s the thought that counts. i do like to take all kinds of leftovers for lunch that whole week as well, but it gets boring when you’re eating chili everyday of the week, so chili dogs, nachos, tacos, anything to mix it up, mexican bake, etc.

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134 Ashley November 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

I usually end up making a pasta or a risotto dish with leftover meats and veggies. Last night, it was singapore macaroni with a few leftover chicken thighs and broccolini. I didn’t hear any complaints! 🙂

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135 Kell November 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

If I do happen to make more than we can eat, I just put the rest in the freezer so it doesn’t go bad! Then, easy dinner in a week or two when we’re not sick of the meal anymore. 🙂

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136 Dele O November 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I’m all about doing more with less by using free tools such as the Google calendar to organize my day, week, month, year…need I go on!!!

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137 Shelby M. November 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I freeze any leftovers for later in the week or the next week. Keeps the kids from eating the same thing day after day.

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138 Craig November 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Any leftover meat (or tofu) forms the basis of a curry or stir fry the following day

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139 Samantha November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I am loving aluminum foil as an insulation material these days, helps me shape cakes, and keep things warm 🙂

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140 Turtle Mom November 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I freeze any excess leftovers to use on a day when I am rushed and have no time to cook.

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141 Emily November 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

I read the grocery store weekly ads during my lunch break. That helps me plan out my grocery trip and gives me meal ideas, so I waste less time trying to think “what’s for dinner.”

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142 Mandy November 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

I put french toast in the waffle iron! SO much faster than the traditional way.

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143 Shelby M. November 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

I do more by sleeping less. It is amazing what you can get done in the morning without distractions.

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144 Dele O November 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

I do more with less by using awesome phone apps. There are many useful, fun, and creative apps out there that help make life a little bit easier to manage.

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145 Alison F. November 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I try to clean the house during TV commercial breaks.

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146 Yogi November 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I get more done by using the Microsoft Outlook junk filters to see less spam.

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147 Craig November 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Unless it was exposed to a lot of heavy dressing, leftover salad becomes a layer in a sandwich the next day – it’s more interesting than plain lettuce

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148 Kelli November 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Lots of dinner one night equals lunch the next day! Leftovers are super.

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149 Turtle Mom November 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I do more with less by baking from scratch and cooking meals instead of grabbing fast food or eating out. It saves money, but it’s also healthier.

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150 Yogi November 24, 2010 at 6:56 am

I get my screen more organized with less hassle using Windows 7’s Snaps feature.

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151 Emily November 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

I bring snacks with me everywhere, especially while travelling. This helps avoid the low-blood-sugar rush to a regrettable fast-food meal.

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152 JJ Murphy November 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

I used my extra cornbread for Cornbread and Sausage stuffing for my turkey. It’s going to be a tasty Turkey Day.

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153 Dele O November 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Doing more with less means keeping your cars as long as possible especially when they are paid off.

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154 Jearv November 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

One example of me doing more with less is carpooling with friends to school (when I don’t take the train). Being college students, we’ll save all the money we can and it’s so convenient that I have a group of friends that all live pretty close! It’s fun to see each other in the mornings, ha and eat breakfast on the go. It’d be so awesome to win!

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155 Samantha November 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

during the holidays i give coupons for watch your kids for 1 hour or clean your house. its cheap and easy and everyone is happy

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156 Turtle Mom November 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for people who put their hearts and soles into blogging for us! I am thankful that the giveaway is a phone as I am in real need of a new one.

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157 Craig November 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I’ve had leftover sushi from a business dinner a few times – I bring that in to work for the night cleaning staff.

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158 Emily November 25, 2010 at 7:09 am

Happy Thanksgiving! During the holidays, when I’m camped out on so many deal sites, I make sure to keep an eye out for kid’s books and toys. This helps stretch my giving-to-charity budget so I can donate more to Toys for Tots, school libraries, etc. Amazon has a Flat Stanley boxed set for $7.50 now!

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159 Jearv November 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm

This might be a little too simple, but I do more with less by always having my laptop with me. Nowadays, since I’m in college, it seems like everything is being moved online, from turning essays in to math homework. It definitely helps me do more when I have free time and I have less stuff to carry around!

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160 Craig November 25, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Last week I had a leftover hard boiled egg from breakfast, and it became part of a tossed salad for dinner.

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161 Deborah Frans November 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Having just had the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, I’m looking forward to re-arranging the main ingredients into a panini – turkey, stuffing and whole cranberry sauce – my favorite holiday meal becomes my day after Thanksgiving lunch (and many other lunches as well).

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162 Dele O November 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Doing more for less is all about doing dishes before, during, and after thanksgiving dinner. Saves a lot of time the next day.

P.S. happy thanksgiving

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163 Mandy November 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I like making more than I need to so I can have lunch to take the next day.
Mandy´s last blog post ..Tis the Season!

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164 Steph November 26, 2010 at 12:07 am

I love using up leftovers by either freezing them to eat as the same meal later or using them up in soups! Theres only 2 of us so I try to plan out what I’ll do with leftovers before I even cook.
Steph´s last blog post ..Thanksgiving Web Browse!

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165 Yogi November 26, 2010 at 11:02 am

I do more with less redundancy by syncing my files using Windows Live Mesh.

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166 Stephanie November 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

best / easiest way to use up leftovers is soup! anything goes!

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167 Dele O November 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

doing more with less could mean budgeting and adhering to it. It allows us to save properly and spend wisely

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168 Craig November 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Not this again! If you ask me, leftovers are ill-defined. I prefer to deny their existence because it implies poor planning on my part.

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169 Melanie November 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I love trying to incorporate the leftovers into other meals. Like oatmeal for cookies of some sort (which I do not do often).

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170 Jearv November 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Whenever we have leftover chicken, especially from broiled or fried chicken, we always turn them into quesadillas and enchiladas. Haha, they are delicious and really easy to do! I hope I win this phone!

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171 Jose D November 26, 2010 at 11:43 pm

My family is from Mexico and it’s almost like a tradition to have left overs for the next day [like a MUST! lol] and we do it for holidays! It’s a saying among Mexicans that left overs (el recalentado) taste better than when it was originally cooked.
Jose D´s last blog post ..astroXP- @MyyChooH-R gracias –

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172 Stephanie November 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

freeze even little bits for another day when you have a mood for something different!

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173 Amanda November 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

Right now I’m making sandwiches. But we also made stock out of our turkey as soon as we had cut it. Not only did we have soup the following day, but the house smelled amazing the entire day!
Amanda´s last blog post ..Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Goat Cheese

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174 Craig November 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Almost anything can be added to an omelette. Any leftover meat, most vegetables, any cheese… to the omelette with you!

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175 Samantha November 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

m and ms are probably my favorite more with less candy. i use them to decorate cakes, i use them in counting games with kids, and they just taste good 🙂

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176 Kate November 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I like to put almost any type of leftovers into a sandwich

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177 Jearv November 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

One example of me doing more with less is simply turning off and unplugging electronics and appliances. Sometimes people forget and it adds up to the costs. As time goes by, spending a few little seconds on turning appliances off can really make a difference and save more money, more money to spend on stuff I want! I only turn things on when I need to! Phone looks so awesome!

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178 Turtle Mom November 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I am trying to do more with less by entering to win wonderful freebies!

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179 Dele O November 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

Doing more with less sometimes means reusing grocery bags, or buying the recyclable types and using those. Saves the environment and saves the grocery stores money, which in turn saves you money.

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180 Suzy Q November 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…for a new phone!

Also, that pulled pork looks yummy!

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181 Eunice November 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I like to make more meals out of leftovers, because why waste?

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182 Emily November 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I recently chopped off 8 inches of hair, all the way up to my jawline. It’s SO much quicker and easier to do my hair now, which leaves more time and patience for all the other million things every morning. Plus, it means I can’t just toss my hair up in a ponytail every single day.

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183 Stephanie November 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm

little sampler platters with small bites of lots of different things!

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184 Jearv November 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

One way we do more with less is with leftovers. Especially during Thanksgiving time. An example would be using ham for lunch sandwiches and using the leftover turkey for quesadillas or my favorite turkey and tortilla soup!

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185 Turtle Mom November 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

This phone would help keep me organized so that I can do more with less!

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186 Kate November 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I like to use any type of meat leftovers on pizzas

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187 Jose D November 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Our family comes from Mexico so, we cannot live without tortillas when we’re eating! That being said, it’s not surprise when there’s tortilla leftovers. If I have enough, I put them under oil to boil so they become crispy and use them as nachos! 😀
Jose D´s last blog post ..astroXP- @MyyChooH-R gracias –

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188 Samantha November 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I really like spices and herbs. If you buy them in the ethnic food section, especially the hispanic themed aisle they can be only 99 cents a bag! They add flavor to everything including cheap cuts of meat and inexpensive dishes

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189 Craig November 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I’ve had a revelation: my rat won’t eat everything (really): I have learned to discard *certain* things.

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190 Amanda Perez November 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm

We will sometimes use leftover meat to make flautas or taquitos. It’s great especially if you don’t have a lot left. That or enchiladas.
Amanda Perez´s last blog post ..Thanksgiving 2010

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191 Erica Best November 29, 2010 at 8:08 am

i love to try something different like make it with rice or adding it to the next night meal.

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192 C November 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

Leftovers? My wife has made some of the tastiest soups with leftovers. Sometimes combinations arise that you never would have thought of but are quite good! That’s one fun way to do more with less!

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193 Emily November 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

Doing more with less: I’m on a pantry clean-out kick. No grocery store for me until all those aging boxes of couscous and off-brand pinto beans are cooked and eaten! More pantry space and more room in the grocery budget.

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194 Btrflywmn November 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

This looks yummy, I really try not to waste food. I love to use my leftover turkey to make soup.

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195 anu November 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm

mmmmm, just had some lovely meals with thanksgiving leftovers. firs the thanksgiving blue plate special sandwich, piled with turkey, cranberry, gravy, dressing and mashed potatoes. then the sweet potato-turkey hash. i only wish i had more leftovers!

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196 Tiffany November 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I’m not super inventive when it comes to using up leftovers but one idea that I’ve liked is making a turkey potpie from Thanksgiving leftovers. It turned out great!

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197 Amanda Perez November 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Toss extras on a pizza! You can put extra meats, cheese, or vegetables. Anything goes!
Amanda Perez´s last blog post ..A Different Take on Food

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198 Suzy Q November 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I really really really really want to win this phone. Last chance!

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199 Kate November 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I like to add rice and cheese to most leftovers- it’s hard to go wrong with that

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200 Lisa Ault November 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I keep a ziploc bag in the freezer to put left over onion , celery, other vegetables that I am chopping. I know it is not a huge amount but I hate to waste ti.

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201 Jearv November 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

My favorite way to use up leftovers are for sandwiches! Whenever there’s any leftover meat (it has to be dry though ahah) we like to put them on sandwiches for lunch the next day!

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202 Jose D November 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm

This is my last shot for the giveaway so here I go! It’s a bit embarrassing but when anyone of my siblings has leftovers, I’m usually the one who eats them all lol We really try not to leave any leftover at all!
Jose D´s last blog post ..astroXP- @MyyChooH-R gracias –

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203 Craig November 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm

On the rare occasions that I have left over mashed potatoes, I make mashed potato soup. It’s simple and quite delicious.

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204 Turtle Mom November 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

This phone is amazing! I’ll be able to get so much more done with less when I get a smart phone.

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205 D November 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I like to use the meatballs from spaghetti dinner to make meatball subs or use the sauce to make another red-sauce-based dish (like authentic pasta e fagioli.)

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206 Dele O November 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Doing more with less could be decorating the christmas tree as a family. More work done in less time, and lots of family time together.

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207 John November 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

We like to make quesadillas. I’ve got to try a panini instead next time.

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208 Samantha November 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

my chinese family loves using turkey leftovers to make congee, chinese-american fusion at its best 🙂

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209 Kelli November 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I do more with my glad-ware and save the baggies! Reusable sandwich containers are GREAT.

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210 Denise November 30, 2010 at 12:21 am

I use leftovers for lunch all the time. It’s such a relief to not have to think about what to make for lunch!

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211 Nancy January 24, 2011 at 5:37 am

I freeze lefts over for an rush day.. when it no time to cook and add whats leftover in freezer mix and match what a great dinner in a quick time.

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212 Roxana March 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I love to use my leftover cranberry-raspberry sauce and add mayo. Then I put it on my turkey sandwich. Since I make a firmer dressing, I slice it off and put it on my sandwich. I love Paninis so I press my sandwich. This is a great way for me to have turkey and dressing.

I also have my own food truck in New Mexico. I serve this sandwich all year long.

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