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Leftovers

Unexpected leftovers
If you’ve made a bit too much food, don’t throw it away. Most foods will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge (not fish or seafood though!) and can be used again.

Planning for leftovers
Its quite good to sometimes made double a recipe with ‘leftovers’ in mind. If you make something which is suitable for freezing, it is even better, as you can have it later in the month.

Storage
Keep any leftover food in a sealed container in the fridge or in a dish covered with clingfilm. Keep away from raw meats.

Creative thinking
Even if you only have a small amount of food left, think about how you could use it creatively in a snack, or as part of another meal. Pieces of chicken could be used to make Coronation Chicken for use in sandwiches, with rice, or in a jacket potato. Stir-fry is another option. If you’re unsure - try entering your ingredients into the Search box above and see if there’s anything you like.

Re-heating
Make sure you heat leftovers through until they are piping hot – whether using a microwave or conventional oven. Don’t re-heat fish, and don’t re-heat anything more than once.