Saturday, December 26, 2015

You're Not Cooking!

If you celebrated Christmas, you probably have lots of leftovers, so there's no need to cook... but if you don't have leftovers, then what do you do?

On those nights when you don't want to cook, don't want to spend the money to eat or order out, what do you do? I have a few "go to" meals, but these are not the only ones.

1. Plate of cut up veggies, meat like summer sausage, ham or poultry, anything that can be served cold. Or boil a few eggs (I know, that's cooking!) and/or serve cheese instead of meat. Add crackers or toast and there you go.

2. Reach for the cans. There are times when canned meat or soup is good to fall back on. You'll save more by doing that than by going out to eat.  Corned beef with mustard on rye makes a great sandwich, but you can make a quick (I know... cooking!) soup with canned meat by using quick cooking pasta and frozen or canned vegetables.

3. Raid the freezer. If you are diligent about saving leftovers, you will probably have a few meals in the freezer. You may not have enough of anyone one things, so you have two options: a) Thaw out a variety and let the family members choose which they want, or 2) Find some things that go together and heat them to make a soup or casserole.

What do you do when you don't cook a meal?

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