What to do with leftovers that you just can’t eat for one more day!

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just could not stomach eating the same meal for one more day? Yeah, that was me this week. I made enchilada pie and I think that may be one of those meals that I can only do for one day.

I really hate the thought of throwing anything out though. Especially if it has meat in it. I am not ashamed to say that I eat meat, but I will be respectful to what I am eating and use it all if I can.

If I am really over something, I have a tendency to throw it out. However, this particular dish had meat in it. Hmmmm. Dilemma…

If you have read some of my other blogs, freezer bags might stick out in your mind a bit. I freeze almost everything I make so I can “grab and go” for the week. I decided to make my meal into a snack for later :) Here is how I wrap my food so I can prevent disgusting ice crystals from ruining my day:

First, to make sure I don’t get freezer burn on the food, I generally wrap my small sliced portions in saran wrap.

Make sure it’s on there good! Don’t be afraid to go saran wrap crazy if you need to. There is no judging here.

Then I place it all in a freezer bag, squeeze out all the air, and seal tightly.

Place a little date and identification on it and throw it in the freezer! It was that simple. Snack for another day.

Typically if I throw it in my lunch box in the morning, the food item will thaw out by the afternoon when I am ready for a snack.

This is also great if you need a quick meal for another day. I work three 12 hour shifts in a row, and to be honest, there are some days when I just don’t feel like making something for dinner. I typically have all the meals planned out for the week, so if I don’t have something made or a plan of some sort, I think I really confuse my husband. When I have these pre-frozen meals, my husband won’t have to starve, and I won’t have to cook. It’s a win win for everyone :)  Healthy, cooked, ready to heat up and eat. Can’t beat it! Much better that a processed frozen dinner. Yuck!

What do you all do with your leftovers?



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