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What do you do with leftover ingredients from a recipe?

Having bought all the stuff required for a recipe, it turns out only two spoonfuls of the cream you bought in a larger , minimum quantity. You put it back in the fridge and it goes off. Or clog up your arteries with the lovely fat. You can do the latter by stealth by adding it to the milk put in the frother for cappuccinos. Much better.
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Bin. It's said we waste 30% of food we buy. Don't believe it. Must be more.
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We’ve got so many sauces and spices from those Waitrose recipe cards that make you buy the high margin sauces and spice.....s
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As the OP says: use the leftovers in something else - although there is the risk that, having used the rest of the mung beans, you now have half a jar of harissa sauce, which you can use in a Moroccan so and so, except there’s now 3/4 packet of chick peas, and so on... but it does all get used in the end.

Alternative is to check the cupboard for spices, pickles, herbs etc that are close enough to replace that special ingredient. There is the risk of a somewhat pale imitation, and a slim chance of disaster. But every so often it’ll come out even better.

That’s all far too sensible for the Rant Room. So... The more you do this sort of thing, the better you understand ingredients and how they work together, the less you need to follow recipes anyway, and the more you realise how much these promotional recipes are all more or less rubbish, and you’d be better off grabbing a few yellow sticker bargain main ingredients and going from there. After all, you’ve cupboards full of spices and sauces left over from...

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You can freeze cream.
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Cream is amazing on cornflakes in place of milk.
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Cornflakes would be leftover in our house. They’re so bland!
Perhaps cream fixes this then?
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Cornflakes would be leftover in our house. They’re so bland!
Perhaps cream fixes this then?
They are bland, I suppose cornflakes & cream is just slightly less controversial than drinking the cream outright.. I'm not a fan of cornflakes either, I'd rather start the day with eggs. Maybe the cream would go well in an omelette.
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I seem to remember the packaging generally shows strawberries as a “ serving suggestion “?
An admission for sure.
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You can freeze cream.
After 67 years I had never considered it.

Seriously (for once) that makes perfect sense which I have hitherto lacked - Doh!
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You are freezing mash, aren’t you Paul?
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