Leftover Chilli

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  1. WDWorBUST

    WDWorBUST <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    As we are trying to save every dime to get debt paid off I realized just not only are we spending a ridiculous amount of money eating out recently, but even when we eat at home we can be wasteful. For example DH is umpiring tonight so ate leftover KFC before leaving. I fixed me and DD hotdogs and ramen noodles for dinner (yes I realize just how wonderfully healthy that meal is :rolleyes:). I want chilli on my hot dogs, so I opened a can of chilli. The question is - what do I do with the rest. To throw it out is just ridiculous. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. sunshine1178

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    On a baked potato, on noodles, in a burrito.
     
  4. heatherleigh

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    Mixed in with mac & cheese.
     
  5. Sue/Kalamazoo

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    Use it for the meat in a taco salad.
     
  6. WDWorBUST

    WDWorBUST <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Wonderful suggestions! The funny part is I am going to have chilli cheese nachos tomorrow night. I have some leftover tortilla chips just hanging out that will be perfect for nachos :)
     
  7. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

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    You could also put it into a plastic container and freeze it, if you can't use it in the next day or two.
     
  8. starann

    starann In having children, I have lost my mind, but found

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    Or freeze it in an ice cube tray, then once frozen take out and put in bags. This way next time you want some for hotdog, all you have to do is put it in the microwave to heat/defrost.

    We do this with spagetti sauce and then none gets wasted and if someone wants pasta with sauce they don't have to open the whole jar.
     
  9. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    We mix corn with it and put it over rice.
     
  10. SunnieRN

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    Not at all healthy, but I crave chilli cheese fries about once a year or so!
     
  11. billwendy

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    We use it to make this " chili pie" concoction - yum...

    bake a cornbread in a square or round pan
    pour the chili over it and sprinkle with cheddar cheese and pop back into the oven till the cheese melts...

    cut into slices and top with sour cream and what ever else you like - yummy!!! This works GREAT with Taco meat too!!! add some lettuce and tomato after its baked!!!
     
  12. Carl Fredricksen

    Carl Fredricksen Ah, ha ha ha! So long, boys! I'll send you a postc

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    Use it with some spaghetti, onions and cheese and you have a nice Cincinnati Chilli 3-way.
     
  13. baby1disney

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    This sounds absolutely wonderful!!!! I may have to try this myself..if you don't mind!!!;):thumbsup2
     
  14. SILLYANDI

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    Add 1/2 a brick of cream cheese, warm it up and it's the best chip dip ever!
     
  15. fakereadhed

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    That is a fabulous idea!!!:thumbsup2
     
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    WDWorBUST <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    I love all the great ideas everyone has!! You guys are the best. I think I will go ahead with chilli cheese nachos tonight and then will probably freeze what's leftover from that in small hot dog size portions - which I never would have thought of doing.
     

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