Since there are just two adults in our house, I often only make enough for two adults to eat. Or three adults, as my husband has been know to eat for TWO. Regardless, I try to not "over make", because often the rest will not get eaten.
But, a few nights ago it was spaghetti night. Nothing fancy, just noodles, meat and sauce. I threw in the whole box of spaghetti noodles to boil, knowing very well that not all would get eaten that night. But, I had a plan.
I'm not sure why I haven't thought of it before, because who doesn't like eating pasta two nights in a row? Half of you reading this won't admit to it, but deep down I know everyone could eat pasta daily. Except for my good friend Jana, who doesn't like pasta. What? The horror.
So, our leftovers from the night before were turned into a Spaghetti Bake. I simply took my leftover pasta, meat sauce and some cheese and made a new meal. Simple as that.
tomato meat sauce
Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. Lay noodles in bottom of dish, top with meat sauce, and sprinkle on parmesan and shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven until heated through and cheese is melted.
And of course, serve with a side of garlic bread:)
I cannot tell you how good it feels to use up our leftovers and not finding them a week later in the back of the fridge totally inedible.
What sort of concoctions do you make up with your leftovers?