So just how does a homemaker create delicious meals from scratch 7 days a week? This is a very good question, because in today's modern world we tend to want convenience and short cuts instead of slow cooked and nutritious.
My secret to feeding my family without burning out is to make extra servings that can be made over into another meal. It's a great skill to develop, especially when your family can't tell they're eating leftovers.
By making extra cooked chicken, meatballs, roast turkey, pork chops, etc., you can more easily fix a second meal quickly.
Here are two examples of meals to make from left over tacos:
- Mexican Quiche (recipe here)
- Mexican Tortilla Soup ~ Using a base of beef or chicken stock, add extra beef or chicken, chopped tomatoes, celery, onions, herbs .. etc. Top with strips of corn tortillas, shredded cheese, and diced avocado. Adjust salt/seasonings before serving.
For breakfast today I made omelets filled with leftover reheated mushroom meatballs and shredded cheese. My guys like the added protein in their meals since we are eating less grains. You are bound only by your imagination .. go wild!
Please share your favorite redux meal.