by: Mary Segers

Everyone wants to get out of the kitchen quicker and in this post I’m going to share one of my best ways I use to get out of the kitchen much quicker than many people I know.

After all… You have much better things to do, right?

Little Known Way to Get Out of the Kitchen Quicker
Little Known Way to Get Out of the Kitchen Quicker

What I’m going to share with you in this post is something that has made my life so much easier and that is the concept of reusing food in a different dish.

Now before you go wrinkling your nose picture some of the following scenarios.

Spaghetti sauce can be reused in dishes such as:

  • Lasagna
  • Beef-a-roni
  • Stuffed Cabbage
  • Stuffed Bell Pepper
  • Shepard’s Pie

And many many more.

Meatloaf mixture can be reused in dishes such as:

  • Stuffed Cabbage and Bell Pepper mentioned above
  • With gravy over rice or potatoes
  • In a casserole with corn and pasta

Any leftover meat could be turned into a casserole.

Even vegetables are reusable.

My older daughter loves to take leftover veggies and freeze them with others and then make a stew.

Where do you start in your quest to get out of the kitchen quicker?

Figure out what your family likes to eat and see how you could create those meals with a minimum of effort by reusing something you’ve already cooked. For instance, you could take leftover hamburger patties and use in homemade vegetable soup. If you have leftover chicken one night plan for something like chicken tacos.

The bulk of the cooking (chicken) will be done.

Any of these tips will help you get out of the kitchen quicker and the results will be magnified when you pair it with planning meals ahead of time.

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This is the seventh post in my “Home Time Management and Cooking” series.

So… what is your favorite tip to help you get out of the kitchen quicker? Just hit “Reply” and let me know.

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Mary Segers B.S., MSW
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