For example, when we bake potatoes, we often bake extra potatoes to be used the next day. They can be reused in a variety of different ways.
We might use those potatoes as part of a breakfast skillet the next day. Or, we might use them in a soup or a casserole dish. We might just chop them up and toss them with scrambled eggs or use them in a taco or burrito filling. Baked potatoes are really versatile that way.
Oftentimes when making side dishes we'll consider how we can reuse the item later. It's easy enough to cook a little extra now to have on hand when we want to use the item later in the week.
Both grilled chicken and rice are good examples. The other day I made grilled chicken fajitas for dinner, I served it with buttered rice on the side.
The next day I was able to take both the leftover chicken, rice, and onions from the meal the night before and turn it all into fried rice.
All I had to do was add some seasoning, broccoli, a couple of eggs, and some soy sauce. It was an easy way to use up the leftovers, everyone enjoyed the meal and we avoided food waste, which saves us money.
How have you been saving money in your kitchen lately?
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