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Backed up in the Kitchen 
Oct. 26, 2012 11:12 am 
Updated: Nov. 5, 2012 10:58 am
I find end of this week is leaving me a bit backed up in the kitchen. I had pulled out ground beef a few days ago and thawed it. It was a package of 3lbs. I have made tacos, lasagna and I still have some left over. I will probably make chili tonight.  The problem is that I had taken out a beef soup bone with a pretty decent amount of meat attached with the anticipation of making a beef stew. I wasn't planning on this ground beef lasting so many days, and I don't want to refreeze the soup bone. I'm going to throw it in the crockpot and plan on that for dinner tomorrow. 

There is still lasagna left over and taco fixings. For some reason the husband and daughter have not been eating the leftovers, so I have an almost over abundance of food in the fridge right now. Sigh, I don't know if I should bother to take anything out for Sunday dinner or leave it to leftovers.  Here is the even bigger problem  they refuse to eat leftovers after the first day after I've made the meal.  I absolutely refuse to throw food away. I'll take leftovers to my neighbors, whom are older and not always able to physically or financially get out to grocery shop. They always appreciate it and I don't mind doing it. 

I normally get my ground beef packaged in 1 lb bundles. This past month I put in an early order at my butcher and the girl packaged it in 3 lb. I will never do that again! It has caused a backup, a traffic jam if you will. The meals I had planned for the weekend are now being pushed into next week, and Sunday dinner is not going to be the big meal I planned. What to do? I'm not complaining there is too much food. I know many that don't have enough to last the week.  

Oct. 26, 2012 2:15 pm
hi,i would do just what you said,take it to your neighbours,they would probably appericate it,and it would solve your problem.Good luck with whatever you do.
Oct. 26, 2012 11:13 pm
I would make dinner plates out of the leftovers and freeze them. They can come in handy a week or so from now. When I bring ground beef home I immediately make it into 1/4 lb burgers, wrap and freeze. Then I can remove as many 1/4 lbs as I need to make one meal. I hate waste too.
Oct. 27, 2012 5:14 am
I always divide my hamburg into packages, some enough to make a meatloaf, others in patties, individually wrapped and put in baggies. Meal leftovers frozen in individual servings and taken out of the freezer a week or two from now, make a nice surprise lunch, or the start of a good Saturday or Sunday night buffet. Being a family of 1, I have a lot of leftovers. Last night's supper was a serving of lasagna I had frozen a month ago, and just hit the spot.
Oct. 27, 2012 8:27 am
make spaghetti sauce.
Nov. 5, 2012 10:58 am
HAHA~My kids refused to eat leftovers too.~so I fooled them. I had made sloppy joes one day..and had quite a bit leftover.~so I froze it. ~ Then..when I reheated it..I warmed it in the original frying pan I made it in...(instead of the micro)~and when oldest son came in ( I timed it so he would SEE it cooking)~..he was like..."oh..we're having sloppy joes again?"~my response was..."Yep!~they were so good last week, I decided to make them again.~yeah..he never caught on.~LOL! sloppy Joes...taco meat..all freeze well. Lasagna..not so much!
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I love making soups and breads! Stuffed cabbage and chili are two more of my favorites.
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Making homemade kolachys, chocolate crinkles, and sugar cookies for the holidays. We always make more than the 3 of us can eat.. but the left overs sure are good! I love my husbands glazed ham and look forward it at the holidays.
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