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    Default Dinner ideas - creating leftovers

    Hello, i'm looking for meal ideas that you can have for two nights in a row.
    I usually do spag Bol, soup, chow mien and lasagne but I need some inspiration.

    What can I cook tonight so I have leftovers for tomorrow night, that's easy to heat up after a long day at work and childcare. We are a family of four! Nothing too fancy for fussy eaters

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    I'm a big leftovers person:
    - Curry (I always make butter chicken or Thai curry)
    - any pasta (incl pasta bake)
    - BBQ
    - quiche
    - shepherds pie
    - roast

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    -Chilli Con Carne. It's actually better reheated, as the flavours come through more. My favourite way to have it is over potato wedges and topped with some grated cheese, tomato/red onion/lime juice salsa.
    -Using leftover roast meat or veg for fritters.
    -leftover devilled sausages are yummy with scrambled eggs

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    I have a chest freezer so I batch cook a lot and freeze several night's worth for busy weeknights. Regular freezer meals are:

    Casseroles (I find they freeze best if they don't have vegies cooked in them, so I dish them up with rice/toast and steamed frozen veg (or fresh is time allows).
    Soups - pumpkin, vegetable and barley, Italian style with beans/lentils. I have a pressure cooker so can also throw together a quick soup using lentils, a rinsed can of kidney beans, a few cups of frozen chopped mixed veggies and some stock. On the table within 25 minutes from walking in the door.
    Chili beans/Mexican mince.
    Chicken kebabs.
    Zucchini slice.
    Risotto (though pressure cooker does this so quick I almost always do it fresh now).
    Fried rice.
    Curries (again, freeze better if just meat and sauce).
    Sausages also reheat well in the microwave so I usually cook extra then I have an alternative on hand for when I'm craving something my fussy eater won't touch.

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    Do any kind of chicken or fish and make tacos the next night with the left overs - I do roast or poached or even chicken snitzel burritos or tacos for DS , same with salmon or flathead fillets, I usually cook more and use it for fish tacos or use left over chicken to put on pizzas - I usually poach a whole chicken and it easily does soup, school sandwiches, tacos or pizzas!

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    We had taco tues and I cooked enough for tonight's dinner aswell. It's to spicy as I'm BF so I might even make into a shepherds pie

    Tomorrow bangers and mash so if there are any left over bangers I'll make a mild curry

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    Things I normally make that have leftovers are:
    Any kind of pasta or pasta bake, lasagne, cannelloni
    Chicken/beef curry done in the slow cooker
    Tacos/burritos I do enough for 2 nights so just have to chop up fresh salad and put together
    Chicken schnitzel - next night chop up in a salad or wraps
    Rissoles/hamburgers
    Meatloaf
    Whole bbq chicken from the shops - put some in pasta/on pizza/in salad
    Tuna patties make a big batch cook up then serve with fresh salad
    Potato bake
    Pulled pork
    I HATE cooking every night from scratch so leftovers and easy dinners and things that don't require precision timing or attention are my go to these days lol.

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    Roast lamb then have Yiros/kebab

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    You should get the Save with a Jamie cookbook- it has a roast recipe for chicken, beef, lamb, pork and I think Salmon, and then a whole heap of recipes for what to do with the left over roast meat. I use it at least a couple of times a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    You should get the Save with a Jamie cookbook- it has a roast recipe for chicken, beef, lamb, pork and I think Salmon, and then a whole heap of recipes for what to do with the left over roast meat. I use it at least a couple of times a week.
    I'm def going to get this book even though I hate Jamie lol

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