Putting leftovers to good use

2017-04-27 06:02

GET the most out of your grocery rands by using leftovers wisely.

Here are some tips to get you started.

• Don’t throw out small amounts of leftover wine in bottles after a dinner party.

Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

• To any amount of fruit mincemeat leftover from your Christmas baking, add an equal amount of mashed canned pie apples – this doubles the quantity and makes a terrific trifle layer or fruit pie filling.

• Going on holiday and have a few heads of garlic that won’t keep while you are away?

Peel cloves of garlic and place them in a jar.

Pour over enough olive oil to cover. Seal and store in the fridge.

Both the garlic and olive oil can be used and will keep for many months.

• Jam left in a can or jar, mixed with half the amount of vinegar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce, turns it into a quick chutney substitute for a sandwich spread, or baked over chicken pieces.

• Scrape the little bit of mayonnaise from the jar sides that is insufficient to bind a salad or sandwich filling. Stir into hot mashed potato or into scrambled egg before serving for a delicious tang.

• Save peelings and tops from carrots,
onions and other vegetables and keep in a sealed bag in the fridge. Use with leftover bones as the basis for home-made stock.

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