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May 17, 2010

Cook Once, Use Twice

Do you make leftovers on purpose?  I do!  Daniel and I have found this to be a huge time saver in our weekly menu planning.  I am not just talking about eating leftovers from a meal, but cooking more ingredients than you need so that they can be used in something else.

For Example
Last night (Monday) we ate taco salad (it tasted great- so I will be posting the recipe later this week).  I cooked 1lb of hamburger.  There are only 2 of us, so instead of using the whole pound, I divided it in thirds.  I froze 1/3 to use another week.  The other 1/3 is in the fridge to be used later this week in our spaghetti sauce.

On Wednesday I will just warm up the cooked hamburger to go in my sauce.  I love time savers!

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