Handy Leftover Tips and Tricks
When feeding a family, there's sure to be heaps of leftovers. With our handy tips and tricks you can learn how to cook smarter. It's time to waste less and love your leftovers.
Leftover Chicken Stock
If you’re roasting a chicken, the carcass can be useful for cooking up homemade stocks and broths by simmering it slowly in the pan. There’s a lot of goodness to be drawn out of the bones and this creates a rich, delicious stock, which you can use for risottos, soups and gravies.
Leftover meat is great for sandwiches and salads the next day, but can also be used for fillings in pies, tarts and curries. You can even make your own fishcakes by flaking salmon fillets with a fork and combining mash potato.
Use Those Veggies
Got a few veggies left over? Add a little oil to the pan and fry up to make a quick, easy and delicious meal. You can even add leftover meat if desired. The kids will love it with a squirt of ketchup.
Looking After The Leftovers
At Westinghouse our design team have been busy creating appliances that incorporate functions that are set to make New Zealand family life a whole lot easier! Think cooktops with pause buttons, ovens that have a steam-assist function and clean themselves without chemicals and fridges that are really big on space, so everything always fits in, perfectly. Now that’s really clever!
75cm Stainless Steel Gas Cooktop
Gas cooktop with high powered wok burner ideal for whipping up that left over fry up.
60cm FamilyFlex Induction Cooktop
60cm black ceramic induction cooktop with FamilyFlex(TM), touch on glass controls, pause and QuickCook(TM) timer function.
Built-in stainless steel microwave oven with grilling functionality
Keeping Fruit Fresh
Keeping fruit fresh beyond the first half of the week can often be tricky. In future, when fruit starts to soften slightly, throw it all in the blender with some ice to make a refreshing smoothie packed with vitamins and fibre. This also offers a healthy way for kids to get their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Now that’s really clever!