A half-consumed can of jellied cranberry sauce is kind of a sad sight, but there's no reason to toss this tart and sweet substance, even if you're eaten every last bit of turkey.
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It is easy to get overenthusiastic at the salad bar. I tend to both overestimate my appetite and underestimate the filling nature of fibre, and thus usually end up with at least half a cup of salad that is fully dressed with nowhere to go.
Unless it’s made of sturdy stuff, next-day salad is a sad affair, but only if you try to eat it as a salad. Cook it into a scramble, however, and you get to start your day on a very virtuous note.
When you’re staring down the barrel of days-old leftovers, it’s almost impossible to summon up the creativity to do something, anything, besides shovel them into your mouth in front of an open fridge. There’s no shame in the fridge-shovel game, but breathing new life into the last dregs of yesterday's feast is as easy as picking up a pack of dumpling skins or wonton wrappers.
The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a strange one. Things feel oddly festive and slightly depressing at the same time, I never know what day it is, and I am so, so tired of food. Not only am I tired of the holiday leftovers in my fridge, I’m tired of thinking about food in general. Obviously, the solution to my food-related problems is more food, and that food is red beans and rice.
If I had to pick one casserole to eat for the rest of my life, it would be chicken—or in this case, turkey—spaghetti. This thing is a cheesy, kitschy, condensed-soup-soaked masterpiece. It is a casserole in the truest sense of the word, and it is a great vehicle for even the saddest leftover turkey.
Most leftovers last four days in the fridge, but do you really remember whether that takeaway is from Friday or from Saturday? And here are the meatballs from yesterday — or wait, are they from the batch you made last week? Get in the habit of dating your food, and you can stop wondering.
Arepas, those golden brown discs made of corn masa (dough) that usually get stuffed or topped, are the "daily bread" for a lot of Latin Americans (especially if you hail from my home country of Colombia or neighbouring Venezuela). Although not technically a bread, they can be consumed at any time of the day, much like the leavened stuff. They're served up plain alongside a steaming bowl of frijoles (beans), buttered for breakfast and topped with a fried or scrambled egg, or stuffed with all sorts of goodies such as chicken salad or marinated strips of grilled steak. The options are endless.
It is a widely known fact that leftover pizza tastes better after a day or two in the fridge. The same is true of many popular takeaway dishes. But how long is too long? This infographic explains when ten popular takeaway dishes begin to enter the danger zone - along with warning signs to look out for.
I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It's not that I don't like eating salad -- I do -- it's that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets "weird", as in "not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking". This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily, Jenn Louis has a recipe specifically designed for not-quite-salad-worthy lettuce, and it's called "lettuce jam".