Posts Tagged Leftovers

Friday Eats: Leftover Ham

Friday, June 25th, 2010 | Permalink

Ham Torta, image courtesy of Emily via Fisher & Paykel

There are some people who will absolutely never eat leftovers.  I mean, throw away food kind of people.  Or give it to their dog kind of people.  Really, I never understood the notion behind it, but I have to say that I love leftovers.  It’s been said that lasagna or soups even taste better the second day.

This recipe calls for leftover ham… perfect after a family gathering or just if you really like cooking hams.  And what I think is the neatest thing about this recipe is that it comes to us via a food blog set up by Fisher Paykel, out of New Zealand.  No, we don’t get sponsored by them.  But I think it’s pretty cool that a company who is selling these products is also giving creative ideas for how to use them.  For the full recipe of how to create this Ham Torta, check out here.

Do Something Healthy: Waste Not

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 | Permalink

Leftovers Container Collection, image courtesy of ConanTheLibrarian's flickr stream

Have you ever looked in your refrigerator and found last week’s leftovers?  That spaghetti you made (which now has grown a nice beard of green and white) wound up buried under the take out from three nights ago, shoved behind the milk jug, and obscured by the vegetables you bought for today’s meal.

Have you been making enough food for four (or even eight) at your table, when you’re really only two?

Can you finish a loaf of sliced bread by yourself in a week?  Chances are, if you live alone the answer is probably “no.”

Do you buy a box of cereal, eat half, then forget about it and buy a new box of cereal?  Do you find the first box of cereal two months later, when it’s so dry and stale that the only thing you’d feed it to is your garbage can?

There are so many different times throughout the lives of our groceries that we end up wasting food.  Now this isn’t a finger-pointing session.  The truth is that these types of scenarios could be true with any of us.  Whole Living, a division of Martha Stewart, has provided a great list of 12 ways to prevent food waste.  All it takes is one read and you can easily learn how to make small changes that will positively affect your families, wallets, and the community of local growers that may live in your area.  For the list, click here.

(For more from ConanTheLibrarian’s flickr stream, click here.)

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