Payday is tantalisingly close now, and until then I’m simply hanging on and trying to eat everything left in the flat. Doing a big food shop during the last week of the month is out of the question, so dinnertime becomes a battle to create something even vaguely appetising out of fridge leftovers (crisp sandwich anyone?).
– Cheddar cheese
Thanks to BBC Good Food for the recipe.
I always have tins of tuna hanging around the back of my cupboard, and this bake is a great way of using them up. The BBC Good Food recipe suggests making your own cheese sauce out of milk, butter and plain flour, but you could always cheat and pick up the packet variety for 50p at your local corner shop. Ingredients include:
– A can of sweetcorn
Serving 6, the bake could be divided up and eaten every night until payday (in theory).
Whilst this recipe from goodtoknow.co.uk suggests using carrots, peas and spinach leaves, you could easily swap them for whatever vegetables you’ve got lurking at the back of the fridge. The same applies to the chicken: leftover pork or bacon will probably work just as well. You will need:
– Spinach leaves
The great part about leftovers pilaf is that you can squeeze in at least 3 of your 5 a day into one simple meal.
You may need to splash out on a packet of bread mix for this recipe (because I doubt you have any in the cupboard) but we reckon it is totally worth it. Use up leftover vegetables from the fridge to top your pizza, and add bacon, ham or cooked chicken for a meatier option. Ingredients include:
– Cheddar cheese and mozzarella
Thanks Love Food Hate Waste for the idea.
Good to Know has come up with this great idea for multi mince: making a basic mince recipe and then storing different portions to create Bolognese, chilli con carne and cottage pie at a later date by adding different ingredients. For the basic mince you will need:
– A stock cube
Fancy eating chilli con carne tonight? Simply add a tin of kidney beans a fresh chilli and tabasco sauce and voila!
This tart is ideal for using up leftover potato, and the feta cheese adds a really delicious kick. Ingredients include:
– Leftover cheese like feta
Thanks to Channel4.com for the recipe.