Responsible with Leftovers: Make Casserole!

We have a tradition in our house in an effort to not have to throw out any food, we make stuff.

We’ve had Chinese stuff, Stuff on Pizza and just any stuff really, that we find in the fridge and pantry and think will go together. It means we are not eating the same old all the time, which is not really us, and it means we don’t throw as much unused food out. We want to be responsible with leftovers, so yesterday I made Chicken Casserole, which is a great vessel for stuff!

We had some chicken drumsticks, which I bought from Aussie Farmers Direct with no plan, leftover radishes, baby zucchini from the local farmers markets and some mushrooms which really needed using as both Hubby and I had bought mushrooms the same day…

So I browned off the chicken, some garlic and the mushrooms and put that all in the casserole dish. I then de-glazed the pan with a half bottle of cider from the previous nights cooking and poured that in the casserole dish too. I then topped it up with vegetables.

Responsible with leftovers

Then I put it in the oven at 190C for 1 1/2 hours with the lid on. I served it with a bit of pasta and we had an easy Monday night dinner of stuff!

Responsible with leftovers

Please have a go at cleaning out your fridge with a casserole and let me know your results in the comments, Id love to hear what you make!

 

 

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Vicki Saunders
Team Leader at Home & Work!
I was born in country NSW and am now firmly saturated in city life, still we cannot be without our garden, parks and home cooking. Cooking has always been my creative outlet and I'm pretty relaxed about it, knowing it doesn't always turn out as planned and sometimes that's awesome!! I will tell people I follow the recipe the first time but in truth, I'm tweaking almost immediately. I've always thought myself quite healthy, but when we created our very own small person I realised there's hidden surprises in most processed foods and with a bit more effort we can give her the best start in life.

Vicki Saunders

I was born in country NSW and am now firmly saturated in city life, still we cannot be without our garden, parks and home cooking. Cooking has always been my creative outlet and I'm pretty relaxed about it, knowing it doesn't always turn out as planned and sometimes that's awesome!! I will tell people I follow the recipe the first time but in truth, I'm tweaking almost immediately. I've always thought myself quite healthy, but when we created our very own small person I realised there's hidden surprises in most processed foods and with a bit more effort we can give her the best start in life.

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