Turning Leftovers Into Convenience Meals

A pal recently told me how her girlfriend used up her leftovers. She'd collect microwave dinner trays. When she'd have something leftover from a meal, she'd put a single serving of the leftovers in these containers. When she'd have something else to go in them, she'd add to them.

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As long as these trays were partially filled, she'd have them wrapped one way, but when she'd have them completely filled all with different entrees and veggies, she'd wrap them a different way and place them in a different part of the freezer.

So when her children came home from school or from a sporting evening famished, she would bring out one of these meals. This was better than them searching the kitchen for something to snack on and much more nutritious.

By Terri H.

October 20, 20040 found this helpful

Don't want to be a spoiled sport. The microwaveable TV dinner trays are not to be re-microwaved. EVER! and NEVER microwave polystyrene (styrofoam) it lets off dangerous gases. not worth it. unless its plastic made for microwaving all the time, I wouldn't use the containers again. tupperware, rubbermaid etc. have containers that can be reheatable. even better would be to use glass. Just FYI

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October 23, 20040 found this helpful

Diamondee, you are on target. Don't ever use trays you get microwavable dinners in for leftovers. Never! It will tell you on the carton not to do that, they are for a one-use-only application. I can't speak for anyone else, but I find it extremely annoying to die from something that wasn't much fun to begin with.

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