My dear sweet husband loves to cook on the weekends. The thing is, I think he often forgets that there are only two of us. (Hint, hint: Healthy Dinner Recipes for 2.)
It’s practically a requirement that every recipe he makes serve an entire army, which is fine if you’re into leftovers (I am). (Call your friends for these recipes that feed a crowd.)
But come, say, Wednesday, and you’re still chowing the same meal you had on Sunday it’s hard not to get a little fatigued. What am I supposed to do? Ask him not to cook? Not a chance.
Instead I’m going to get creative with the leftovers and make a whole new meal out of them. For example, last weekend he busted out the slow cooker and made Slow-Cooked Brisket in Onion Gravy. It was so delicious. Comfort food at its very best, with rich onion gravy and tender slices of beef.
The recipe makes 14 servings. So I shredded the remaining beef. The next night we made Brisket Sloppy Joes by adding a few more ingredients and flavorings to the leftovers. It was a totally transformed meal, still full of flavor but turned into something totally new.
This recipe isn’t the only one you can do this with. With a little creativity, you can re-invent your leftovers, save time and not risk boring your taste buds by repeating your favorite meal.
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- Easy Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews
- 5-Ingredient Dinners
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