Saving a Ruined Dinner

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

It’s been a rough few days in our house. I’ve somehow managed to ruin three meals in 4 days. Various reasons from burning green beans to over salting our meat. It’s just not been fun. There is nothing worse than throwing food away and wasting all that money. So I had to figure out a way to save our dinner where it could be saved. There are actually quite a few tips out there for you if you happen to run into one of these situations. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can refer back to it.

1. Overcooked veggies. You may not like your veggies mushy. That’s ok though, you can still use them. Store your veggies in the freezer and add it to a soup or stew. You don’t have to throw them away and they still taste pretty good in a soup.

2. Burned bottom of soup. The VERY SECOND you know you’ve burned the bottom of a soup, pour it into another pan, but DON’T SCRAPE THE BOTTOM!!! Then taste the soup. Sometimes if you haven’t stirred the bottom, the burned taste will stay on the bottom. Sometimes this works and sometimes not.

3. Too much salt? This was our problem tonight. It was in a gravy and it was bad. So I added a little more milk to my gravy and much better. If you’ve done this with soups try put in chunks of potatoes and let them soak up the salt. It can’t be a HUGE amount of salt, but this works.

4. Cake that falls apart.  I tried to make a cake the other day and it was a DISASTER. Seriously the whole thing fell apart. There was no way it was going to be a cake, so I did second best, I made cake balls!


1 Comment

  1. Sarah June 18, 2013

    I made a double batch of granola bars last night, but apparently I forgot the flour 🙁 so instead of “bars”, we just have granola/trail mix 🙂

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