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Jean Report 1 Jan 2013 21:56

Yes our mums taught us well. Mother said to all 6 of us. "waste not want not" Today i peeled and cooked 3 eating apples that were past there best. Put into the freezer, to be used as apple sauce. there no need for waste, when most homes now have a freezer.


GinN Report 31 Dec 2012 22:27

I agree, Jean, in fact I never wate any food, there is always another meal to make with a little ingenuity. My Mam taught me well. :-)


Jean Report 31 Dec 2012 21:58

i dont waste any meat, its far to expensive. we had roast beef for xmas dinner, the left overs were sliced, covered in gravy and frozen, i divided the meat into 3 seperate containers. that will make 3 meals for 3 of us, just have to cook veg to go with it. i will do the same when i cook the leg of lamb.


GinN Report 31 Dec 2012 14:37

Julia - strangely enough, I only really have leftover roast beef cold, and will probably send some over to my Dad. I'm not a total Delia!

Lynda :-D


Julia Report 31 Dec 2012 14:20

Geordie, how about a nice heart-warming and filling shepherds pie.
I would do that if I had left over beef. Not having a New Year's dinner tomorrow. A little can go a long with me, these days. So, I'm not having a full dinner again, until Sunday.

Julia in Derbyshire


GinN Report 31 Dec 2012 13:59

My Hubby made bubble and squeak on Boxing Day,his one and only Christmas culinary venture.
Last night I made meatballs from the last bits of turkey and gammon mixed with sausagemeat, when the Grandchildren came for tea. The Christmas meats are now well and truly gone. Now, what can I make with New Year's leftover roast beef.........

Lynda :-D


Julia Report 31 Dec 2012 11:37

Sparkling Ann, I am the same as you, in that I love the Bubble & Squeak the day after, with the cold meat. Eat it with a blob of brown sauce and a slice of bread and butter. That is as far as my joints go, as being only the two of us, I don't buy one that is too big.

Julia in Derbyshire


SheilaWestWilts Report 31 Dec 2012 10:53

I'm the same as Kay - don't like left-overs! I only ever do enough veg and potatoes for the meal. I don't mind a bit of cold meat the next day, but after that any left goes in the bin or the dog!! Only 2 of us this year so we just had a small chicken.


Kay???? Report 31 Dec 2012 10:48


No your'e not strange Ann........its me,,,,,,OH dont mind cold meat from joint but only beef and will only have it next day... I prefer meat as a roast dinner.

I dont save leftovers.


AnninGlos Report 31 Dec 2012 09:36

Am I strange? I prefer the cold meat and bubble and squeak etc to the freshly looked meat and veg. :-D


Kay???? Report 31 Dec 2012 08:59

I hate re-hashed leftovers,so unless OH eats cold meat next day it gets dumped...I know a waste but it wont ever get eaten,,,,,,,

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 30 Dec 2012 16:08

Julie OH loves to his turkey curries . He likes home cooked but knows better to complain on shop bought.

Well trained after 55 years !! he knows what battles to fight!! :-D :-D :-D :-D


Julia Report 30 Dec 2012 16:03

Shirley, we posted at the same time. You did well with your curries.

Mummo, you should have melted the jelly down again, and made it into some sort of puddings. LOLOL

Sharron, shame about your Cranberry Sauce.
Not started on the Christmas Cake yet, but it should be good. I have been 'feeding' it for weeks.

By the way Sharron, did you receive a reply PM from me last week. Not sure if it 'sent' or not.

I think these telly chefs could learn alot from us. LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire


Sharron Report 30 Dec 2012 15:53

They had turkey scallops last night but they were nothing to do with me.

I still have some stuffing to go in my sandwiches and the container of my cranberry sauce slid out of the fridge and smashed goddammit!

Christmas cake on toast tonight I think!

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 30 Dec 2012 15:19

Only left overs we had was some jelly and donot think that makes a good curry :-D


AnninGlos Report 30 Dec 2012 15:07

And a happy, healthier new year to you too Julia. :-) :-)


Julia Report 30 Dec 2012 15:04

Ann, you were lucky to come back with the cold meat, and able to make a meal, after your travels. We had the soup, which I was ready for, and to suit the OH, the next day had Ham, Egg and Saute Potatoes, and then moved onto Scampi and Chips. I soon get ready to give my stomach a rest from too much food.

Geordiein Norfolk. WOW, I would not call you just the Queen of Leftovers, more the Queen of Ingenuity. What a long way, you made things go. I think I would have done something similar, if I had, had a bird, but we had the piece of Pork.
I did save the liquor from the baking, of the Ham/Gammon,as the stock for the Veg. Soup Also put some pieces into the freezer, together with the already saved chicken pieces, to make some Chicken,Ham and Leek Pies during this next week.
Us ladies certainly know how to save money, don't we.

Have a Happy New Year, Everybody.

Julia in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 30 Dec 2012 14:55

Strange how some of us prefer dark and others white meat isn't it? I prefer the dark myself, always think it is not so bland. I am not a great lover of turkey at all actually and usually only buy it at Christmas, Unless I buy a drumstick which I have discovered cooks beautifully in the slow cooker, very tasty and tender.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 30 Dec 2012 14:50

We bought the Turkey breast from the butchers as our contribution to the Xmas fair. Was fresh white meat rolled and although a bit expensive we prefer it to supermarket turkey and we get all white meat which is preferred,

The piece was over 11lbs so we bought back a big chunk that I have curried today with peppers /mushrooms/sultanas/ carrots etc and once its cooled it will give us at least 4 curry dinners for the two of us in the freezer


GinN Report 30 Dec 2012 14:33

As well as pile of sandwiches, I've made turkey curry, turkey a la king, and leek and mushroom soup with stock from the bones. From leftover gammon, tomorrow we're having Boston baked beans, also will make a cheese and ham pasta bake and a quiche, plus any scraps will go into lentil soup.

Just call me Queen of the leftovers! ;-)