Party leftovers are unavoidable, but at times you are left with more than you can have without getting tired of having them again and again.
Here we have some tips on what you can create with leftover party food. But remember this, when hosting a dinner party ensure careful handling of food so that leftovers can be eaten safely later. According to USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service`s recommendations, food should be cooked to a safe temperature and any leftover should be promptly refrigerated and eaten within three days.
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Meat, fish and poultry
You can create many recipes with leftover meat and chicken. Just shred, slice, mince or chop them up and see what you can come up with. You can use them in soup, salad or as fillings for wraps and sandwiches.
For example, slice up some meat or chicken and stir fry with chopped vegetables and sauces and you have a Chinese stir fry dish or mix the same ingredients with mayonnaise and pickle for sandwich filling. You can make fish cakes with leftover fish and mashed potatoes.
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Leftover fruit salad can be stewed for fruit crumbles and puddings. You can also make delicious smoothies or pureed fruit popsicles.
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Left with lots of stale bread? Fret not, as leftover bread can be made into bread crumbs, croutons, French toast and bread pudding. Some people actually prefer using old bread for their recipes as it soaks up the egg mixture better.
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Use leftover pasta to make soup, frittata, salad and stir fry. Here is an easy recipe to transform leftover spaghetti into a wholesome meal. Heat olive oil or butter in a pan and add the spaghetti with onion, tomatoes, zucchini and mushroom. Beat up some eggs with salt and pepper and pour into the pan. Layer the top with a cheese of your choice and let it cook. You can flipped it once or put in the oven to brown the top.
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What would you do if you don’t want to have leftover cooked veggies for your next meal but you don’t want to throw them away either? Well, use them to make something yummy like a sumptuous bake with a bit of cheese, pasta and dried breadcrumbs or a steaming bowl of soup.