After your fabulous Labor Day party, chances are you have a full fridge of leftovers. Leftovers are a great way to save food and time once you get back to your busy workweek. Repurposing your leftovers is also a good and delicious way to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some yummy meal-time recipes for your leftovers:
Breakfast: Vegetable Frittata
A vegetable frittata is not only a great way to start off your day but also get your daily of veggies. Simply heat olive oil in a skillet and throw in your leftover vegetables. Add a beaten-egg and milk mixture and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. Enjoy!
Lunch: Taco Salad
Turning your leftovers into a salad is a healthy alternative for lunch. Break up the leftover hamburger patties and toss the meat into a bowl of greens. Add the chips from the leftover dip tray and top it off with some tomatoes, cheese and corn. Use salsa to give your salad that extra something its missing. What a festive way to savor your lunch!
Dinner: Fried Rice
Fried Rice is a fantastic way to use a lot of your leftovers. First heat vegetable oil in a large skillet and then throw in some leftover rice. Add soy sauce to the rice and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then throw in all your leftover chicken, steak and vegetables. You can even add in some eggs if you want. Cook for around 10 to 15 minutes and serve. This recipe is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table.
Night Cap: Sangria
Instead of a glass of wine, try some sangria. In a large punch bowl, pour some red wine and Sprite. Then throw in all the leftover fruits you served at your Labor Day celebration. Serve the sangria chilled. This is a delightful way to relax after your stressful workday. Cheers!