Monday, January 26, 2015

Beef Stir-Fry...from Leftovers

I think I have told you this before, but I really do like leftovers.
I mean, it nearly hurts me to the core to throw out good food!
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When I think about throwing out food that is still good to eat,
I don't necessarily think about those starving children in Africa or India...
...you know, like your mama would tell you about if you didn't eat your dinner.
(actually, if I recollect, I think I was told the children were in China)
But I immediately envision the homeless folks who basically live right in my own back yard.
They would give anything for a hot meal.
I just won't throw out good food...which leads me to write this post.
So what can you get when you take a little piece of leftover grilled steak,
(you can see a few sauteed mushrooms and peppers too)



some leftover Chinese take-out...rice and still a bit of broccoli,
(I ate all of the chicken out of it) 


 some frozen veggies,


and a few seasonings?


How about a beefy stir-fry over rice...of course!


Sometimes food gets better the second time around.



Or the third.


Don't you think this would also belong under the category of...
...REPURPOSING???
Y'all know how I love to repurpose!


P.S. Please know that I am not judging anyone who doesn't like leftovers :)

sharing at:
Roses of Inspiration
Grace at Home


24 comments:

  1. looks yummy to me and no we don't throw out good food either. seems like a sin to me.

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  2. looks like it was very yummy. :)

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  3. Haha.great idea Debby! I like to repurpose food too, but never thought of calling it that. Love it!
    I save bits of food in the refrigerator, but have to keep them in the front or they can become a science experiment if forgotten too long. Lol

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  4. Your "repurposed" dinner looks yummy!
    (I have to say that I have found too many of those "science experiments" that Judy of Cranberry Morning was talking about. Eek!)

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  5. Hello Debby, I saw your blog on Felicia's sidebar and, as I love leftovers, I thought I'd pop over and have a visit.
    You made a delicious looking meal out of yours. I absolutely agree, leftovers definitely gain in taste. When I cook spaghetti bolognaise, I leave it in the refrigerator (we call it the frig :D)) overnight for that very reason.
    Cheerio now and thank you for a great post :D)

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  6. You are making me hungry!!!! Looks delicious.

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  7. Love the way your leftovers were repurposed, Debby! I feel the same way about food. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I love left overs, too. I need to look for those stir fry veggies...yum! We like to freeze our leftovers, too. We made a BIG pan of lasagna and divided it into 3 meals and froze 2 of them. Last night we had one from the freezer...how nice to have a good meal that just needed thawed and heated. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  9. O, I never, ever throw out good food....many times, I do as you did here...or if I have only bits and pieces, I put them in a freezer bag and before I know it, I have the makings of a fabulous stew..or casserole. I try my best to make a couple of casseroles at a time and freeze one. And, I keep pieces of pie and cake, along with stray cookies in the freezer...

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  10. Very smart, scrumptious, and both a time and food saver, your stir fry is a savoury success! Thanks for sharing and yes, I would definitely count this as 'repurposing' - for the palette! Enjoy!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  11. Hi Debby! My, how I love how you repurpose!! That meal really looks great my friend. And it is all good, and so healthy too. (I am not a broccoli fan) You take great photos of food, right along with nature!
    Happy Tuesday :)
    Ceil

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  12. Looks good to me! Is is shameful how much food is wasted in our country.

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  13. Love! My husband hates left overs so I have to get creative and he never knows:) My favorite thing is to get a rotisserie chicken and get three meals out of it. The first night we eat it hot. The second night I make chicken salad and the third night I add some fruit to it and it tastes completely difference.

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  14. Debbie, when hubby and I BBQ a steak I always have one leftover. We buy a half been and they package them in three. I love it and the next day I either make stir fry, fajaitas, or steak and everything. Tastes delicious and the meat has fabulous flavor!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Your leftovers look delish! We're big fans of leftovers in our family. Most of the time we *repurpose* them without even reheating!! Cold pasta, pizza, meat, rice - you name it. We like it cold!!

    Leftovers get a bad name sometimes. Maybe we could rename them, "Meals, Part Two."

    :-)

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  16. I like to makeover leftovers, too. A couple of days ago, I chopped up wimpy celery and the leftover part of an onion and sauteed in butter. Then I put it in the little crock pot with my left over mashed potatoes. Lunch was ready a few hours later. Everyone loved it.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  17. Oh girl, you definitely repurposed your food! And yes, food can most certainly get better the second time around....or the third :) Your stir-fry looks delicious and now I'm going to go raid my refrigerator and see what I can come up with.... Hugs to you!

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  18. Looks delicious! I'm always "re-purposing" food, as I too hate to throw good food out. My lunches are always leftovers, and I love them much more than a sandwich, etc.

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  19. I'm not sure why my hubby and I always cook two steaks-because we never can eat them both! Usually he just takes the leftovers to work the next day-but what a delicious idea you have for making it into something scrumptious!! Thanks for the idea!! Have a great weekend! BTW-Love your blog!!! :)

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    1. Thank you! My hubby always does that too...you never have to worry about leftover steak when he's around! He's not into the stir-fry stuff much so I made it just for me :) Have a good evening and glad you stopped by!

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  20. Debby,
    Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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