Hello beautiful people! I hope you all had a nice calming stress free week :) I’m living in absolute chaos still and while I may be an organizing junkie, I don’t do chaos well. So I’m trying to take my own advice and not look up. Kitchen is done though so yay for that and hopefully getting some yummy meals on the table this week. 5 new recipes, yipee!! How about you?
I got this question recently from a reader and thought I’d answer it here:
I recently started doing a leftover buffet thing (which is a great idea btw). But I’m always so scared of things still being okay to eat. Do you follow any sort of guidelines? For instance, how long you keep it in the fridge depending on ingredients? I appreciate your help! Jen
Thanks for your question Jen. For us, having a leftover day scheduled right in the middle of the week allows me to break up my leftovers so I don’t have too much hanging around at any given time. So Mon/Tues/Wed’s leftovers are eaten on Thursday. Whatever doesn’t get eaten that day is tossed and then typically we do a simple supper on Sunday where leftovers from Friday and Saturday are eaten. If we don’t have leftovers for Sunday I will make something easy like grilled cheese and soup or breakfast for dinner. I usually have a pretty good idea now how many leftovers will be involved based on what recipe I’m cooking so I take that into consideration when deciding whether or not to go ahead and pre-plan Sunday’s menu. I always start with a clean slate every Monday. For more information visit Use Leftovers Safely: Control Food Wasting. Hope that helps!
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
Monday: Skillet Tacos
Tuesday: Pasta Carbonara
Wednesday: Honey & Soy Baked Chicken Thighs
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Pizza Margherita
Saturday: Black Bean and Rice Tostada
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.