Wallet Wellness

If you are looking for ways to stretch your grocery budget, start by not throwing away your leftovers. Here are some creative ways to use those leftovers that will please both your family and your wallet.

Mashed potatoes: Make potato pancakes, croquettes or potato-leek soup.

Rice: Use up leftover rice, plus whatever vegetables and protein you have on hand, in a delicious one-dish meal.

Wine: Don’t pour leftover wine from your dinner party down the drain! Instead, pour the remainder into a resealable bag and freeze it.  Next time, make a sauce after sautéing meat by adding a 1/2 cup of your reserved wine and a bit of butter.

Pasta: Frittatas are a common way to use up leftover vegetables, but did you know you can use the same technique with leftover pasta and sauce for a more substantial dinner? Get the recipe.

Leftovers don’t have to be boring or tasteless. All you need is a bit of creativity (or a computer) to turn the expected into the unexpected.

Cha Ching and Bon Appetit!

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