Works for Me Wednesday
Food Chain
I wrote about this idea a while ago (see here), but we had another round of “recycling mistakes” and my husband came up with a much nicer name. So, I figured it was time to share again. He called it “Food Chain” because I took something from one meal and it evolved into something entirely different for the next. He wondered if it was possible to keep it going for 365 days! I don’t think so, but now maybe I’ll keep track.
Last time it was under-cooked toffee that went into cookies that in turn became part of a pie crust. This week it was stuffing (which really wasn’t a mistake at all) that became part of a stuffing casserole (see here).

This is actually a pretty regular occurrence. The next night was a 3-stage food chain:
  1. Peach sauce over whole chicken breasts with rice on the side
  2. Some pre-cooked chicken from the freezer mixed with the leftover peach sauce, again served over rice
  3. The rice and sauce combined with some stir-fry vegetables for quick and easy Fried Rice

Not wasting food Works for Me!