Do people even call them TV dinners anymore? LOL. I don’t know. I think the modern day term is “frozen meal” or something like that but I got this idea after a conversation I had with my mom this week. She asked me if I ever make my own TV dinner? I said no – how do I do that?!
The basic idea is this, you take a divided food container like this:
And when you have a little bit of food leftover, you start adding it to the container to make your TV dinner. For example, say one night you make baked chicken but you don’t end up having enough left over to make another meal. You would add that leftover chicken to the food container and freeze it. Then later that week you have a little bit of extra peas or corn, go ahead and add that too the same food container too. Before long, you will have your own frozen dinners and you won’t be wasting small amounts of leftover food!
I think this is such a great idea. It’s amazing how much food we waste in general every month. It may not seem like throwing out a little bit of food is a waste but why not put that food to good use? The trick is to have the divided food containers on hand and remember to start saving your small amounts of leftovers instead of throwing them out.
Thanks to my mom for this great tip!
Do you have any other ideas on how to save leftovers?