During special occasions and holidays, people prepare just so much for everyone. It’s a wonder why we always prepare too much when in fact, we celebrate the same traditions and occasions every year. People just don’t learn how much to prepare. The day after the holiday is the time when we realize that we don’t have anything else to do with all the foods that we have prepared.
Food is food. Don’t you hate letting foods go to waste? Being wasteful is not a good quality that most people don’t strive to achieve. Instead of tossing away those holiday leftovers, use them to your advantage. You can:
- Recreate the plate. Rhyming isn’t it? Serve small portions of your leftover meat along with lots of fruits and veggies on a platter and let your guests play with their creativity by making their own version of salads, wraps or a light main course.
- Mix your fix. Let your staple of favourite mix be made out of your leftovers. Toss over veggies with small portions of meat with small portions of pasta or brown rice for a perfect casserole. Be creative enough to combine the herbs and spices to make your own version of quesadilla, mini pizza or omelettes.
- Prepare your lunchbox. Fill in your lunchbox with your cooked food and share them with your officemates. Not only you have not wasted the food but you have also created a good bonding time with your officemates. Sharing and spending time with the people in your office is a good activity to start off the year.
- Make super soups. Puree veggies and other fruits to make a thick soup that will go well with crispy-fied bacon strips or turkey slices.
- Treat your pet. One thing that you have forgotten is that the holiday season isn’t only meant to to be spent and shared with your loved ones -- it is also the perfect season to let your pets feel loved. Instead of allowing the foods to rot or be just thrown away, why not just treat your pet by letting them taste your top-secret recipe dish?
The trick to manage the leftovers is to mix it up with some. You just have to be creative to not let your hard earned money go into waste. Yes, the foods that went down to the sink or garbage can are your hard-earned money; you just don’t realize it at all.
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