Love your leftovers


Hello Dear Reader,

Tonight we had a stir fry of chicken, onion, mushrooms and chopped up leftover s from Sunday lunch with sweet and sour sauce. Adding the leftovers meant I could make one large chicken breast feed the both of us. 

First, I sautéed onion and mushrooms no then added chopped raw chicken and kept turning it in a hot pan until it cooked.

I popped in the leftovers of carrots, cauliflower and peas and heated them through. 


I didn’t make the sauce, I used this sachet from Aldi and at 39p, I couldn’t make it for that price myself. It’s quite sticky so I added some water from the cooking rice to thin it down

Chicken, leftovers, brown rice and a drizzle of chilli sauce for me. I always keep and use leftovers and it’s rare that anything gets wasted.

Over to you my lovelies, what do you do with your left overs?

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxxx

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15 thoughts on “Love your leftovers

  1. Hi Froogs, I used left over lamb from a lamb roast to make lamb souvlaki pizzas, they were totally delicious. You cut up the lamb into smallish pieces and gently sauté the meat with cumin, coriander and garlic . Set aside, make the pizza “sauce” which is just tomatoes, garlic and a red onion, this is spread over the home made pizza base, add the spiced meat and then sprinkle with grated mozzarella, bake for about 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with home made tatziki and spinach, delicious 😋

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  2. Last night we all had leftovers of soup, thinly sliced cold belly pork and leftover cheese from our birthday parties at the weekend (I gave this to our guests too!). We had leftovers again tonight, I made a veg hash for myself and my husband refried some quinoa and added frozen veg to it. I made chickpea flour pancakes with a ripe banana (to sweeten) topped with maple syrup and orange (which had had its skin removed over the weekend to make cocktails).

    I hate to waste and try to use everything up. It’s good for our pocket and I actually find it quite fun!

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  3. I often make stir fry over rice with leftovers, sometimes a pot pie using gravy or white sauce to hold the insides together, or make a gravy, add meat leftovers, and noodles. Those are my go-to uses for leftovers–I don’t often throw anything away, except for the occasions when I lose track and forget to use something up that got shifted to back of the refrigerator. Doesn’t happen too often.

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  4. Looks great. I love a chicken stir fry! I usually make it when I have too much veg about to go off. I add ginger, garlic, onlions, and whatever else I have. For sauce, I use gluten free soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. I try to add something like zuchini and skip the rice as I do better low carb.
    My leftovers? My college boy hoovers them up as fast as he can!

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  5. Nothing gets wasted here… if we have had roast chicken I will make risotto or a pie with the meat and then make a stock from the carcass. I use every thing other than the feathers and the cluck!

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  6. I have a recipe for sweet & sour sauce that is so easy and cheap you won’t need to buy the packaged kind again. Looking at the ingredients, it doesn’t seem like it will taste good, but it does, and there’s no MSG or other additives.

    2 parts sugar
    1 part each: soy sauce, vinegar & water
    about 2/3 part potato or corn starch

    I make it in a separate saucepan, but you can also mix all the ingredients and immediately add it directly to the stir fry. If you make it in a separate saucepan, you have to add the starch at very end, mixed with water first, and added gradually while stirring to avoid clumps. As soon as it thickens, then add it to the stir fry.

    I just found your blog, by the way. I’m in the U.S. and I’m trying to save money on food and other things. I like realistic blogs like yours that don’t try to make everything look perfect.

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