General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Left overs....update

Page 0 + 1 of 4

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 11:18

Decided to sort both fridge and freezer out, I have been looking at a site that gives ideas on how to cut the waste of food, so I have found stuff left over from Christmas, more mince than I know what to do with!! also two jars of peanut butter , so can someone tell me what I can do with peanut butter.... no funny remarks please I am of a sensitive nature,lol, all advice gratefully recieved....I had left over casserole so strained the gravy off mashed it up a bit and made a deep plate pie...

Jean x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 23 Feb 2009 11:31

Lots of recipes online....
I just did a Google search for...Peanut butter recipes... and there are many ideas including, ..
Peanut Butter and carrot cake
Peanut butter and banana bread
Peanut butter and bran cookies



JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 11:49

Thanks Gynn, never thought of googling....


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 12:06

L G got a recipe for peanut butter cookies ,

1 Cup sugar
1 Egg
1 Cup of peanut butter.....
Mix all ingredients together, drop spoonfuls onto greased baking tray, press down lightly with back of fork....
Bake 350f/180c/gas4.....7/10 Min's.

Seems quite a lot of sugar , but am told they are delicious.

If any body has more left over tips I would be glad of ideas, now what can I do with mince, other than shepherds pie?

Jean x


MargarettawasMargot Report 23 Feb 2009 12:46

Ways to use up mince...

Ky See Min,( like Chow Mein)
Chili Con Carne,
Savoury Mince
Porcupines-small meatballs in tomato soup and water

Hope this helps... Margot.


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 12:59

Cerainly does Margot, many thanks...


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 13:09

got the bug now, sorted acupboard out found a big lump of cheese after I
cut the green bits off I shall make cheese and onion pasties, lol


Sharron Report 23 Feb 2009 13:47

Do you have to have a plan for the food you buy then? Never thought of that.


Sharron Report 23 Feb 2009 14:04

I buy stuff and think I am going to have some kind of divine inspiration as to how to utilize it.

Sadly,it never comes.


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 14:40

Used to eat it on toast, but trouble with Gall bladder , so cut back on the fat ,I aim to give whatever I make into cookies etc, to friends and neighbours...I am just begining to sort everything so I now try and plan my shopping list, always bought more than we need ,needed a kick up the bum and do it!!


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 16:46

Mac dont spend the savings, she will want a house with food in it when she comes home ,lol



AnninGlos Report 23 Feb 2009 16:52

jean you can make pasties or a plate pie with mince.
or bolognese sauce. Or cook it with carrots and tomatoes (tinned0 with dumplings.


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 17:18

Thanks Ann, I just wondered if there was anything differant for a change....

Jean x

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 23 Feb 2009 19:49

Will you stop talking about peanut butter! I shall now have to go out and buy some! Stopped eating it because of the salt content, the unsalted is not so tasty.

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 23 Feb 2009 20:04

Meat loaf is nice made of mince.

It slices well when cold..........makes quite a lot of left overs though LOL

I'm working my way through our freezers and larder and making a menu plan. We seem to have eaten mainly leftovers for most of the past 3 weeks and the freezers still seem quite full. But I cooked a big batch of mince and made shepherds' pies to put back in the freezer.



AnotherAnneinGlos Report 23 Feb 2009 20:10

My son and girlfriend lives with us and they buy there're own shopping. While sorting through the freezer last week to make space for our shopping I found.............................8 boxes of veggi burgers of theres, these have no gone down to the freezer in the shed. They're younger then me to trot of to the shed in the dark.


JustJean Report 23 Feb 2009 20:12

Sue that sounds good, years ago I often made a meat loaf, thanks for reminding me, I have just made a list of everything I have in the freezer, its on one of the white boards that you can wipe clean so now when we eat I can take it off....

Jean, you can get used to the unsalted one, if you really really want

Jean x


JustJean Report 24 Feb 2009 13:41

we have lift off,this morning I made two plate cheese and onion pies and one large apple and pear plate pie,I only had a couple of manky apples so added a pear that was on its last legs, looks good....
also one soda bread ,I used out of date nut yogurt's, instead of buttermilk, added a bit of milk, that too looks scrummy...for my next trick I have pulled some pieces of fish out of the freezer, and intend to make fishcakes,.....or fish pie....

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 24 Feb 2009 19:34

Just shows you dont need to waste food, doesnt it. I keep ends of ham minced to make cheese and ham omelettes.


MargarettawasMargot Report 26 Feb 2009 00:27

Just Jean, what is "two plate cheese and onion pies,and one large apple and pear plate pie"? Is it enough for one plate? I haven't heard that term before.

Thanks for the reminders about Spaghetti Bolognaise, and meatloaf-
I haven't made meatloaf for a while,it would be nice for a change.

We get regular peanut butter here,and the low fat variety,but I can't say that I've ever seen the no salt one-will have to keep an eye out for it.

Many thanks for an interesting thread,Jean.Could you please write down the recipes for the pies,they sound nice. I've got another interesting recipe for mince,if you want it I will find it and PM you,or write it here.