What we ate this week
To prevent leftovers
What to do with leftovers
- Freeze bananas for smoothies or banana bread.
- Fresh herbs – try drying or freezing them. Freezing works well for most green herbs (rosemary, thyme, dill, parsley). Basil can also be frozen but requires a little extra effort. You can make pesto and freeze that. Or chop the basil and add it to a little water and freeze in ice cube trays. I have done this with Rosemary and it’s great! The Rosemary isn’t as powerful as fresh, but not as mild as dried either.
- Wine – Freeze for use in cooking. I have not tried this myself, but I really should. Tried it! Love it! I love cooking with wine, but when I open an entire bottle for that ½ cup, I almost never finish the bottle.
- Greens – You can’t freeze greens, but you could add to smoothies and freeze those.
Update: Nov. 29, 2011 –Fried Rice is a new addition to my “Use up the leftovers” recipe collection. I sautee whatever veggies I have left with some garlic. Add to scrambled eggs, rice and soy sauce.