I love cooking, but I don’t want to whip of meals from scratch ever night and I also burn out. So, to keep my family eating delicious dinners and to stretch my food bucks, I like to make encore meals.
What’s an encore meal you ask? It’s when you take the leftovers from a meal you made to make another meal. Instead of heating up leftover chicken breasts and having the same meal twice, chop the chicken breasts up and turn them into Chicken Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken & Raspberry Salad… the options are endless.
Next time you are facing a pile of leftovers, change your way of thinking and instead of heating them up, turn them into something new for your family! Get creative. And don’t be afraid of “flop meals”. We all have them when we experiment. They are how we learn.