Sunday, July 12, 2015

How to save money on groceries by eating leftovers without feeling you are eating leftovers!

My son just turned 19 this week, so for his birthday we had a family dinner and made meatball subs and homemade cookie cake. I love this recipe. Since we were having other family over we decided to triple the recipe. The recipe ended up making more meatballs than we needed so we used some of the left over meatball mixture to make a meatloaf. The kids ate all of the leftover meatballs the next day. The only thing  left was the sauteed green peppers and onions. I went ahead since I have been working mid day shifts and cooked up the meatloaf for Saturday night, it was good but still had meatloaf left. Everyone knows that leftovers save you money on your grocery bill, but sometimes you just do not want the same thing over again. This is where you can change things up and create something new from what you had left over. We did this by making a frittata with the leftovers. Tonight we had a Meatloaf Fritatta.

Meatloaf Fritatta
 3 slices of meatloaf chopped
 6 eggs
3 potato's chopped and fried until tender
1/4 shredded cheese
leftover onions and peppers about 2 cups
1 cup of milk
garlic salt pepper red pepper flakes and smoked paprika
 Season potato's however you like. Fry in pan until tender. In a seperate bowl mix eggs,chopped meatloaf, onions,peppers,cheese,and seasonings. Mix together and add to pan with fried potato's. Bake on 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Honestly there is no real recipe, we just threw this together. It does not have to be meatloaf but can be any meat and veggie leftovers.

 My point is we did not eat meatballs for 3 nights straight, it was changed to make 3 completely different meals. Hope this gives you some ideas for your left overs. It does not have to be a fritatta but you can turn it in to something new entirely.

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