The title and idea of this post came from Thursdays' episode of ABC's The Chew. The entire show was dedicated to saving money in the kitchen by re-purposing items that you already have in the pantry or fridge from meals that you have already cooked. This isn't an entirely new concept. Prior to Thursday's episode of The Chew I was inspired to to save the final remnants in our peanut butter jars. It took me a couple of months, but 6 jars later I was able to make the best Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate chips (Will post the recipe and pictures soon.) Now I am by no means telling you to hoard the last bits of everything in your pantry, but the name of the game is using every last bit.
Here are some helpful links with ideas tips and recipes to help you create something new...
Racheal Ray Show: Rach's Cooking School with Leftover Makeover
The Kitchn:What to Do With Leftovers
The best tip for loving your leftovers is to keep simple and keep it tasty. Look at what the basic ingredients of what the left over is a change the sensation. The Chew taught me that the best senses to change in relation to food are the texture and the temperature; fry it up and add a little crunch, put in the freezer and make cold.