The other night I was putting together a salad when I realized I wish I had croutons. What I did have was this huge loaf of bread that needed to be used. I sliced up some square pieces about a quarter size, drizzled a bit of olive oil over them, tossed in some Italian seasoning and baked them in the oven until they were nice and crisp.
I ended up using them in my salad, and the ones that I didn't end up using went into the food processor to make homemade bread crumbs, perfect for my stuffed mushrooms or chicken parm.
Storage is important when it comes to leftovers. I love saving leftover jars or deli meat containers for storing sauces and canned goods. I also splurged a while back and about whole set of plastic storage containers.
I had no idea what to do with this spinach mixture. I decided to toss it in with a few burger patties and toss it on the grill. It made for some tasty burgers.
Leftovers are a good time to experiment. You might end up finding a new favorite. Don't be afraid to mix and match flavors. Try tweaking your recipes. Getting several meals out of something that cost less than a dollar is a great way to save pennies, especially when you prepare meals for 1-2 people.