This paperback 142 page cookbook from Avon books is devoted to the subject of leftovers or as we called them in our house, “must goes.” Everyone has leftovers and they are often boring and end up in the garbage, but this little cookbook changes all that. Not only are there wonderful recipes for these unwanted foods, the cookbook encourages the cook to make a little extra the first time so that there are plenty of leftovers to turn into magical dishes for another day.

There are dishes for every meal course. Recipes range from casseroles to salads to desserts to salad dressings. There are recipes for meats, fish, eggs, vegetables and there are desserts and pastries that make use of mayonnaise as the fat.

The book is organized around types of leftovers rather than by kinds of recipes. For example, if you have leftover chicken, look at the section for chicken and turkey for all kinds of ways to use the chicken. There is a Pot Luck section at the end that has recipes for sauces, spreads, sandwich fillings that you can use to add taste and interest to your leftovers.


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The Too Good-To-Be-Leftovers Cookbook 1974 Avon Books

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