C.O.R.N = A fun appetizer night!

How do you deal with your leftovers? You know, all those small little servings of different meals from the week past. Not enough to turn into a full meal. We have C.O.R.N. = Clean Out Refrigerator Night.

But, I really try to "reinvent" the leftovers, not just serve them as is. And one of our favorite ways to do that and have no leftovers leftover is to turn them into little finger foods.

Here is a typical list of what our leftovers may look like in a week:

* about a cup of spaghetti

* small baggie of turkey breast

* half of a corn beef sandwich from a restaurant

* 1/2 cup of corn

* 2 dinner rolls

* 1/3 cup turkey gravy

* 1/3 cup of mashed potatoes

Okay, none of that is enough to feed our family a meal however, turning everything into appetizers, things will get eaten up.

So, I could take the above items and make:

* mini corn beef and corn quiches (take the corn beef off the bread, add some eggs, milk and seasonings. Cook in mini muffin pans)

* fried turkey and mashed potato patties and use gravy as a sauce

* mini spaghetti casserole bites (cut the biscuits and smashed into muffin tins, add a bit of spaghetti sauce to the spaghetti, smash on to the top of the biscuits, add shredded cheese to top and bake)

Leftovers make a great "appetizer" night. It is fun to have a dinner where all your food is finger food. You can add some other appetizers, fresh veggies or fruit with a dip to round out the meal. And don't forget any fruit that may be going bad. Turn those into smoothies for your "appetizer night"! This kind of dinner can feel special and can be a nice treat and change from the normal dinner routine. Make it a complete night by watching a special movie and having your dinner in the living room. Serve on special platters and use cloth napkins.

So, check out your fridge and get inventive! What can you turn into some fun, little appetizers?

This post is linked to these great blogs:
Frugal Fridays at Life as Mom
Hooked on Fridays at Hooked on Houses
Family Fridays at Homemaker Barbi
Finer Things Fridays at Amy's Finer Things

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  1. Super creative! What a fun supper. My kids would love it. :)

  2. What a fantastic idea! It sounds like it would be a lot of fun!


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