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A Cup of This and A Slice of That…

Have you thought about making your own TV dinner?

Have a cup of mashed potatoes, half cup of green beans, a slice of turkey…

Looks like you’ve got the makings of your own TV dinner.

Some people love leftovers while some hate them. Seeing the same meal or even the same ingredients more than once can send some running.

One way around it, (and also to save money), is to take leftovers and come up with your own version of the infamous TV dinner.

While the store bought ones are most likely full of preservatives, too much sodium etc. yours will be healthy and have items you love.

First step is to buy some of the meal prepping containers.


Once you have them on hand, each time you’re putting away leftovers, put on your creative cook hat and think about what meals you can come up with. It could be something from one meal, or maybe you have leftovers from the whole week.

My freezer is filled with things like spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, corn and mashed potatoes, shrimp with linguini, chicken soup with dumplings.

Another plus is if have a day where you don’t want to cook or haven’t got time to cook, these can be pulled out of the freezer, put in the microwave for a few minutes and you have dinner at a low cost.

Have you already been making your own TV dinners? If so, what did you come up with?

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