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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stretching a Meal: Chili

In trying to adapt a 'real food' diet in our home, many challenges present themselves along the way. Lunch can be one of them with both my husband and I working outside the home.  When I make dinner, I try to make things that will leave leftovers for at least me to take to lunch. Here is one meal that will stretch you a few days with pantry staples!

Dinner: Make up your favorite batch of chili & cornbread. Cook a package of spaghetti noodles up too; these will be used with tomorrow's lunch.

Lunch next day: Chili on top of spaghetti noodles, topped with cheese and sour cream for some Cincinnati style chili! I use these small canning jars to carry condiments for my lunch if I don't want to mix them in when I pack it.

Lunch day 2: By now you may have had enough Chili , especially if you stretched it more than a day! Let's completely change things up and move on to something with an Asian flare! Use up the rest of your cooked noodles to make yourself an Asian Noodle Salad for lunch!


karenish said...

We're left-over eaters too. I usually make a double batch of whatever I'm cooking, so there's enough for another dinner later in the week, a couple of lunches, and sometimes even a small bowl to go in the freezer for an "I'm too tired to cook" emergency.

Bee Girl said...

Chile! Thanks for reminding me! I love a good pot of chile and some cornbread!

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meemsnyc said...

That's a great idea! I always try to find ways to make two or three meals out of one.

Susan said...

I made chili on Valentine's Day because it was rainy and the chill in the air just dictated it. Since there are only two of us...after one more dinner of chili, I usually turn the remainder into a casserole and get a third meal. It is one of those dishes that goes a long way! XOXO

Tom Stewart said...

Left over Chile can be used in so many ways! My favorite is Chile Dogs!
Dogs covered with Chile, onions and cheese and maybe a beer on the side!
That my Friend is "Good Eats"!