Leftovers–and how to make the most of them!

Leftovers happen.  At home.  At work.  At school.  Leftovers simply happen.  And if you are prepared for those leftovers they can be a glorious thing that saves you not only some money, but also some meal preparation time.

Everybody thinks about the big leftovers.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, nearly everyone is thinking about turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, or whatever your favorite turkey leftover combination is.   But what about the unexpected leftovers?  The handful of vegetables that could go into the compost….but could also go into the freezer for a future casserole or soup.  The leftover potatoes that can make some delicious hash browns or home fries for the next morning’s breakfast.  If you have a leftover that you’re not sure how to use, ask Google.  There’s an answer for everything.

And then there are the work/school leftovers.  Random pizza, salads, or sandwiches leftover from a meeting or event.  It’s easy to grab one to eat immediately.  But what if you’re not hungry right then and would like to save it for later?  If you’re prepared you’ll have the right tools handy to be able to do just that.  If you don’t have one yet, you should get yourself a “locker leftover kit.”

Locker leftover kit

Keep these simple tools in your locker and you’ll always be prepared when leftovers present themselves to you!

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