(Closed) Dinner Ideas with Leftovers

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

spaghetti, stir fry, lasagne, casseroles, pretty much anything πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think things like noodles in tomato sauce with veggies reheat well. Do you have a place to keep your food refrigerated? I used to love Lean Cuisines or other frozen meals for a hot lunch in, unfortunatley my current job does not have a freezer. Also any sort of soup or chili will reheat really well. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Meatloaf, homemade soups/stews, chili, any chicken dish (casserole, tikka masala, bbq, pot pie, etc.), enchiladas or burittos (beef, chicken or veggie), pork tenderloin,  pork bbq, any pasta with sauce or lasagne, mac and cheese…the options are endless.  Really the only food that doesn’t always reheat well is seafood.  πŸ™‚

ETS…I actually ordered a personal crockpot from amazon.  I can fill it in the morning before I leave home, take it to work and plug it in, and it’s nice and hot my lunch.  That way I don’t even have to use the microwave.  It was only $20 and it’s great.  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A pasta bake?

Anything with pasta, like spaghetti bolognaise reheats well πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Indian food is particularly good reheated. I quite often do a ham and then live on the leftovers of that for a good few days.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Linz1231:  Oh, so that’s your problem.  πŸ™‚  Just double your recipes and you’ll have enough for leftovers.  I commute to work so I do all my cooking on the weekend because I just don’t have time to cook during the week.  We eat leftovers M-Th with dinner out one evening. 

Oh and the little crock pot is great.  You can leave the heater at work and there is a small removable metal “pot” with a snap lid inside you can tote back and forth.  πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

meatloaf (can also make in muffin tins, meatballs, mashed/fried potatoes, enchiladas, soups, whole chicken or roast-to make sandwiches and other dishes, stir fry, chicken tikki masala, casseroles, shepherds pie, chicken cordon blu, risotto

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love the personal crock pot idea!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i personally will eat anything leftover from the night before.  i do all of the cooking so i like making extra so that preparing dinner the next night is just popping it in the microwave for a quick reheat.

pasta, chili, soup and stews are by far the best reheats.  grilled veggies and roasted potatoes are good reheats too.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I make a big pot of something every Sunday – soup (split pea/minstrone/beef barley/potato leek/lentil) or chili (vegetarian sometimes) or stew, either that or a baked pasta dish.  These are easy to reheat through the week if you don’t feel like cooking and can be packed for lunches.  I make doubles of suppers for lunches too… you dont’ have to eat it the next day, a day in between helps for repeats. I just pack a whole bunch of containers and Fiance can choose his lunch each day πŸ™‚

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Sugar bee

Any type of pasta, just double the recipe and you’ll both have enough for the next day.

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