Headed towards back to the basics living.

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Eating Well: Using up Leftovers

I’ve been making a lot of soups lately-classic chicken noodle, white bean & bacon, 3 Bean & Beef Chili, beef stew-you get the idea. With there being just the two of us at home most of the recipes make up a batch of the good stuff that is just a little too much. So that means leftovers for the lunch the next day. But often times there is still some leftovers. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. So into the freezer they go. Normally I pop them into a microwaveable bowl, grab a sticky label and call it good. Unfortunately, I’m out of those labels. So…I came up with a different type of label using these little round stickers and popped them on those plastic ties that come on all sorts of food these days-usually bread or fruits/veggies.  Then I attached them to rubberbands and wrapped them around the plastic container. Simple and quick and reusable.

***Another great way to store soups: resealable gallon sized plastic freezer bags. Freeze them flat and then you can stack them. It saves a lot of room. Too bad I was out of those too (=