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DFW Zoos & Arboretum Reopen With New Guidelines

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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Summer fun, the new normal way, continues to unfold this week with the reopening of some of the area’s top attractions.

Dallas Zoo

Reopened on May 29 with safety modifications that include advance purchase of timed tickets and parking. Tickets are available up to one week prior to your visit. In accordance with city of Dallas guidelines, protective face coverings will be required for any visitor age 3 or older.

Indoor areas, except for restrooms, will be closed, and some walkways will become one-way. The carousel, mini train and monorail will not be in operation. Snack bars, walk-up food stalls and the craft beer garden will be open, and hand-sanitizing stations will be scattered throughout the park.

A seniors-only time slot will be available for visitors 65 and older on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. starting June 2.

During your visit, look out for some of the zoo’s new animals including a giraffe calf named Kendi, born May 2. Kendi and mom Katie can sometimes be seen in the feed yard or on the north side of the Giants of the Savanna habitat.

Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $17 for adults, $14 for ages 3-11 and 65 and older, free for ages 2 and younger. Parking is $10. dallaszoo.com.

Fort Worth Zoo

May 29 was also opening day for the Fort Worth Zoo, and it too will have new measures in place. To help control the flow of people in the park, patrons must make a reservation online before visiting. Ticket purchases can be made online up to 72 hours in advance. Customers can print their reservations or have them scanned on mobile devices. Early or late arrivals will not be allowed.

The zoo is also taking other measures to keep everyone safe. Indoor exhibits are temporarily closed, and restaurant and merchandise locations are operating at 25% capacity. Water fountains are closed. There are more hand-washing stations throughout the zoo, and a designated “Clean Team” is constantly cleaning hard and frequently touched surfaces. Social distancing will be in effect, and the zoo strongly encourages guests to wear masks while visiting.

The zoo will be open with extended summer hours on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made at fortworthzoo.org/safe-start.

Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $16 for ages 13-64, $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, free for ages 2 and younger. Parking is $5. fortworthzoo.org.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Arboretum reopened June 1st with timed ticketing and other safety precautions. Reservations will be accepted up to one week in advance. No walk-up tickets will be sold. Groups will be limited to five people or fewer. To keep the number of guests in the garden below 1,000, there will be a timed ticketing system with tickets sold for four-hour, overlapping time blocks. Parking must be purchased in advance, and spots will be assigned to maintain safe distancing. The arboretum encourages everyone 3 and older to wear face coverings when within 6 feet of others.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, A Tasteful Place Tasting Garden, the gift shop and other public buildings will be closed. Water fountains will be turned off and trams will not be in operation. Only two restroom facilities will be available and limited to 25% occupancy. Visitors are encouraged to take their own food and drinks and carry out their trash as they exit.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Open in June, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., then from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12, and free for children 1 and younger. Parking purchased online is $10. dallasarboretum.org.

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Kits

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Back in March, The Home Depot cancelled their upcoming FREE Kids Workshops due to Coronavirus. In place of these kids workshops, many The Home Depot stores across the country are handing out Kids Workshop Kits for FREE! Each kit includes a fun project geared towards kids ages 5 or older and you should be able to score a new kit for free each month!

Note that the kits may require some extra tools like a hammer, screwdriver or paint and they do require adult assistance and supervision. Call your local Home Depot store before heading out to find out if they have the kits in-stock.

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Kid Friendly DIY Memorial Day Projects

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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Memorial Day weekend is a time of reflection for our fallen soldiers, reminding us to commemorate their heroic efforts, while spending time with our own family. This idea is not always easy for our littlest ones to understand, so why not create something patriotic together to celebrate this important holiday weekend?

Here are a few festive red, white and blue projects for Memorial Day to complete with your kids, ranging from decorations to food to keepsakes.

Toothpick Flag Wreath~ This is perfect for toddlers to help out with- all you need is a hollow Styrofoam circle, then stick in the flag toothpicks until it looks fluffy. Who knew toothpicks could be so decorative? Thanks to The Picky Apple for this awesome idea.

Painted Star Backyard~ Transform your backyard into a field of patriotic stars with this idea by The Concrete Cottage. After a little rain, the paint will fade.

Rice Candles~ Putting this patriotic Memorial Day decor together could not be easier than with this project by Today’s Creative Blog. Simply dye rice red and blue with food coloring, then layer the colors around a candle in a jar of your choice.

Flags in a Jar~ Layer JELL-O and fruit to create these adorable flags in a jar from Green Acres Hobby Farm. They look so festive, and taste great too!

Flag Cake~ If you’re feeling super ambitious, try baking a Hidden Flag Cake, which is made with a layer of red cake, a layer of white frosting, and a blue cake center so when sliced, everyone is served a perfect flag.

Blood Drive Sponsored By DSM Next Week at Music Hall

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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Did you know the blood donated at our March drive had a 42-day shelf life? As Dallas slowly reopens, giving blood now will help sustain the increased demand as hospitals resume procedures and will help build the blood supply for summer. We invite you to join us for a three-day blood drive with Carter BloodCare next week at the Music Hall at Fair Park. You’ll even get serenaded with LIVE socially-distanced performances from our 2020 HSMTA nominees at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day!

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 26 (10AM-5PM)
Wednesday, May 27 (10AM-5PM)
Thursday, May 28 (10AM-5PM)

WHERE:
Music Hall at Fair Park (909 1st Avenue)

DETAILS:

~Donors should make an appointment by texting 800-366-2834 or clicking here.
~Complete your questionnaire before arriving the same day of your appointment using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreen.
~Donors should enter the Fair Park through GATE 5 located at the intersection of Robert B Cullum Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Free parking is available outside of the Music Hall.
~Carter BloodCare staff will greet you at the Music Hall at Fair Park campus and escort you thoroughly and promptly through the donation process.
~Carter BloodCare and Dallas Summer Musicals have set the standard on internal social distanced blood drive set-ups. They comply with FDA social distancing, sanitation and prescreening procedures to provide a safe donation experience for donors and staff.
~All donors and staff will be required to wear masks inside the Music Hall at all times.

Carry The Load Drive Though Event on Memorial Day in Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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This Memorial Day, join Carry The Load for our Memorial Day Drive to honor our nation’s heroes. Although this year our Memorial Day event looks different, it cannot stop us from coming together responsibly as a community to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifices for our freedom.

Decorate your cars and show the families of those who have fallen that they will not be forgotten. Join us between 9 a.m. and 12. p.m on Monday, May 25th. Register here for the event.

If you cannot join us in person, please join us for a Facebook Live Drive.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Virtual Job Fair in Dallas Featuring 40 Companies June 3rd & 4th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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In a recent eight-week period, nearly 2 million Texans filed for unemployment. More of those workers will be returning as more types of businesses are allowed to open, and as some types of businesses are allowed to expand their capacity from 25% to 50%.

Even as some employees return, many others are looking for work. You might be familiar with the unemployment office called the Texas Workforce Commission. Another branch called Texas Workforce Solutions, aims to assist people in getting jobs.

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WSGD) has been holding virtual job fairs, where people can go to the website, enter a virtual lobby, and stop by virtual booths to meet real employers actively looking for workers.  June 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., they are planning a huge job fair with the City of Dallas, where they hope to feature as many as 40 employers who are hiring.

Job seekers can pre-register as early as Wednesday, May 20 online. That site will not be active until Wednesday. Once the site is live, job seekers can set up a log in, build a profile and upload their resumes prior to the event — and are highly encouraged to do so.

For those who need some resume assistance, the office has resume help and other online workshops available here. And there is a wealth of resume writing advice here and here.

Thanks WFAA!

 

WFAA Health Care Heroes~ Show Your Support With White Ribbons

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Here’s one way you can show your support for the people on the front line in the fight against coronavirus. WFAA is encouraging all North Texans to visibly express their solidarity with local health care workers. These are our neighbors, family members, and friends who are fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus.

To show your support, join the community in tying a white ribbon in front of your home or residence. Keep it visible for the duration of this crisis.

Remember, while we’re inside, health care workers are out there, making sure the American way of life can resume as quickly as possible. Let them know how much they are appreciated in a visually impactful and historically symbolic way.

You can purchase your ribbon HERE. Or, you can even use a white towel, sheet, Christmas lights, or torn up white t-shirt.

Thank you for taking the time to show our Health Care Heroes we’re all in this together… just not, “together”. #WhiteRibbonRally

Groupon Deals on Delivery & Takeout From Local Restaurants

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Did you know you can grab a bunch of Groupon deals on local delivery and takeout?

Show your support for local businesses with a RISK-FREE purchase. If you’re unable to use your local Groupon, you can trade it in for use toward any of our other great local businesses – until you either view the voucher or it expires.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

9th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Virtual Ceremony on May 14th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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Be sure to check out the 9th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards virtual ceremony on May 14th at 7pm! The 100% digital show will feature engaging performances, virtual acceptance speeches, and cameos from top Broadway talent.

Watch the ceremony on the DSM YouTube channel. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for behind-the-scenes peeks into the making of this year’s HSMTA.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Bring The ZOO to You FREE Webseries

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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We may not be able to visit the Zoo and Aquarium right now, but there are social media channels to #BringTheZooToYou.

From virtual visits and chats with staff, to showing what the animals are up to and posting activity ideas from their education and conservation teams… use this time to continue to engage, educate, inspire – and ultimately, bring a smile to your face!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

 

“You’re Still Farming & We’re Still Singing” Virtual Concert on April 25th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Storied Fort Worth honky-tonk Billy Bob’s Texas and Tyler-based Western wear retailer Cavender’s will host a virtual concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. to help out the Texas FFA.

Dubbed “You’re Still Farming & We’re Still Singing,” the event will be livestreamed on the venue’s Facebook page. A 16-musician cast of both Texas country veterans and insurgent young guns has been announced over the past few days.

Performing are Randy Rogers, Parker McCollum, Koe Wetzel, Casey Donahew, Jack Ingram, Mike Ryan, Tracy Byrd, Cleto Cordero, Cody Johnson, Neal McCoy, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott and Kevin Fowler.

The concert is free with donations encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the Texas FFA Foundation, which awards scholarships to high school students.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Sesame Street & CNN’s 90-Minute Special to Answer Kids COVID-19 Questions

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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CNN and Sesame Street are teaming up for a special town hall this weekend to help children better understand why life is different now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 will air on Saturday, April 25 at 8 AM CST on CNN. The 90-minute special will provide information for families as it answers kids’ questions in the kind, gentle, age-appropriate manner that Sesame Street is known for.

The special will be hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, anchor Erica Hill, and Big Bird. They’ll be joined by some other familiar faces from Sesame Street too, including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, and Grover as they cover issues like homeschooling, worry, screen time, and playdates.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 will also stream live (without requiring a cable log-in) on CNN.com and on mobile devices via the CNN app. It can also be viewed on CNNgo on your desktop, mobile, or streaming device.

If you or your child have a question you’d like to have answered by Big Bird and friends, you can submit it now on CNN’s website.

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Improve Your Food Footprint This Earth Day

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect upon your food footprint- something many of us never even consider. A person’s food footprint is all the emissions that result from the production, transportation and the storage of the food supplied to meet their consumption needs.  Aside from the obvious choices to eat locally and what’s in season, here are a few more ideas to get you shopping and cooking in the right direction!

1. Recycle Your Leftovers~ Think salads, pizza, stews and frittatas to re-use food you have already prepared.

2. Use Everything~ Don’t throw away those potato skins or carrot peels- in many cases, you are losing some of the nutrition.

3. Eat Sustainable Fish~ Be sure to check with your butcher or the labels when buying seafood.

4. Use a Slow Cooker~ These convenient time-savers also save on energy consumption.

5. Don’t Use Brown Bags For Your Lunch~ This creates unnecessary waste and expense compared to a tote.

6.) Use Cloth Grocery Bags~ This should be a no-brainer by now. Simply keep a stash in your trunk and you will always be prepared.

7.) Use Double Duty Dishes~ Serve the food you just cooked in the pot you cooked it in- no need to waste water on extra serving platters.

8.) Make It From Scratch~ Besides knowing what exactly is in your food, you also eliminate all that wasteful packaging that processed foods come in.

9.) Eat Less Beef~ The cattle industry has a deep impact on out environment and studies have shown that too much red meat can lead to a number of health risks.

5 Fun Earth Day Activities For Kids

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Earth Day is TODAY and normally events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for our environment!

Here are 5 fun and easy at-home activities to do with your kiddos as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the bounty of our beautiful planet!

Peanut Butter & Pine Cone Bird Feeder~ You only need 4 components: a pine cone, peanut butter, twine, and bird seed. First, tie twine to top of pine cone to use later to hang your bird feeder. Next, using a spoon or knife, spread a thick layer of peanut butter all over the pine cone. Then, roll it around in the seed, making sure to press the seeds into the peanut butter and hang in your favorite tree!

Make Recycled Paper~ This slightly messy project requires some patience and preparation, but it’s not tricky and the process is worth exploring.

Supplies- Screen, Large Tub, Washcloth/rag/burp cloth/large piece of felt, Water, Torn paper from newspaper, tissue paper, magazines, etc. and a Blender Steps– Shred the paper up into little pieces (roughly 2″ square). Add paper to the blender, cover it with water, and run the blender on a low speed. (add more water if the blender doesn’t move easily) Continue to run the blender a little bit faster until you get the paper mixture into a nice, smooth pulp and add more water if your pulp is still chunky. Spread the pulp in a thin and uniform layer across the screen and cover this with a rag or cloth diaper to absorb the extra water, while also pushing the water through the screen into the tub. Place one hand firmly on top of the cloth and then flip the screen over onto a work surface. Remove the screen and put the cloth plus paper pulp in a spot where it could dry, undisturbed, for about a day. The thicker the paper, the longer it will take to dry.

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt~ Toddlers and preschoolers will a lot of fun playing this game that’s all about learning and searching for the colors of the rainbow. All you need is a camera and some time. To play, start with the color red. When your little one spots something red, snap a photo of it. Then look for something orange, and so on. Not only will they be learning the rainbow, but you’ll be tuning our eyes toward objects in your neighborhood and your local environment.

Mud Pie Kitchen~ This is a favorite for little boys!  Go through your kitchen or head to Goodwill to find cheap pots, pans and cooking utensils. Then set aside a place in your back yard garden to be the dirt pile and make an area for working on such as an old play table or unused plastic crates. Set up the hose or buckets of water near your new mud kitchen and let their creativity flow!

Recycled Garden Collages~ Here’s a way to bring a beautiful garden indoors! Start by discussing things you might find outside like flowers, fences, bugs and more. Then collect cardboard food boxes, straws and lids to create a fun flower filled garden like the one pictured below!

 

Meal Solutions for Turning Leftovers Into New Meals

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Meal Solutions - turning leftovers into new meals

Making your budget stretch can be difficult any time but especially now.  When you have a family, it’s even harder. But, by getting creative and using some savvy tips, we can keep our budgets in check AND feed our families great meals – with leftovers! Here are some great ideas to stretch your budget for the week during this pandemic!

Whether you are cooking for 1 or 2, or for a family of 7, any of these ideas will work for you. This will save you time, money and hassle of figuring out what’s for dinner! By transforming your leftovers from one meal, you will have to cook less, plan less and spend less, because you’ll be making them into brand new meals!

Keep in mind that in some of these recipes, you’ll simply ignore the “cook” part of the meat, and just re-heat the leftover you have from the night or afternoon before.

You may also like our Meal Planning Tips for Busy Moms + FREE Meal Planning Printable!

CHICKEN:
Rotisserie Chicken – Chicken Pot Pie – Chicken Salad

leftover meal solutions

Grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when it’s on sale and you’re in a bind for a quick dinner is a nice, easy solution. When your family can’t finish the entire chicken, don’t waste it! Use the bones and skin to make chicken stock (great for crock pot cooking!) by throwing them in a pot of water with spices, seasonings and any desired vegetables. Boil, then simmer and you have a great stock! Take the leftover meat from the chicken to create 2 more meal options, too.

Meal 1: Rotisserie Chicken w/ Vegetables

Meal 2: Chicken Pot Pies – take all of your leftover chicken to make chicken pot pies with this recipe!

Meal 3: Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Stretch your budget further by using that leftover chicken for lunch! Make chicken salad by shredding up leftover chicken, and mixing it with mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, chopped celery and onions! The chicken pot pie recipe works great as a chicken salad, when you replace the liquid with mayonnaise.

OTHER OPTIONS:

* Fajitas

* Creamy Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

* Chicken Noodle Soup

* Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

* Chicken Lo Mein w/ Broccoli

* Chicken Alfredo Pockets

* Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

* Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

* Chicken Tamale Casserole

* Fort Worth Egg Rolls

(Chicken Pot Pie Photo credit, Chicken Salad Photo credit)

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Steak:
Steak Dinner – Breakfast Hash – Stir Fry

Steak for dinner? If you have leftovers from the kids, or can prepare a little more, you can create a lovely breakfast in the morning AND a fun dinner a couple of days later!Meal 1: Steak & Potatoes

Meal 2: Breakfast Hash – Cut up pieces of the steak, and fry up some leftover potatoes. Throw them in with eggs, cheese, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes or whatever else you want for a morning meal that’s sure to get you going! Even better, if you served your steak the night before with mushroom and onions, this will be awesome in the hash, too!

Meal 3: Host a fun Asian night for your family with a new stir fry recipe! Slice up that leftover steak into strips, add toss it with some frozen vegetables, garlic, orange juice, ginger and whatever else can give it that Asian kick!

OTHER OPTIONS:

* Slow Cooker Steak & Rice

* Grilled Steak Quesadillas

* Beef Stew

* Steak Chili

* Beef Flautas

(Steak Photo credit , Hash Photo credit, Stir Fry Photo credit)

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Spaghetti (Ground Beef/Turkey):
Spaghetti Dinner – Stuffed Bell Peppers – Taco Salad


Spaghetti is a quick fix kind of dinner, but if you make a bit extra (sauce and meat), you can turn that into 1 or 2 more meals for the week! Marinara sauce is so practical in a lot of different recipes. In fact, the only different between marinara and a spicier taco sauce is the spices. Add cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and vinegar to marinara and you have transformed your marinara!Meal 1: Spaghetti w/ Meat or MeatballsMeal 2: Stuffed Bell Peppers – take your spaghetti sauce with mixed in meat, add rice, corn, chopped peppers, olives, cheese and whatever else you want to put in your peppers for a quick dinner! Top with cheese, bacon, sour cream or fresh herbs for a nice addition.

Meal 3: Taco Salad – spaghetti sauce & meat are a great start to the makings of Taco Salad! Just add some spices or taco seasoning packets to give it some flare, then toss it around with tomato, avocado, lettuce, tortilla chips, and salsa for a great lunch or dinner in a pinch!

OTHER OPTIONS:

* Beef & Bacon Chili

* Sloppy Joes

* Tacos

* Shepherd’s Pie

* Meatloaf

* Cheesy Beef & Rice Skillet

* Hearty Fall Chili

* Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (don’t sauce all of your meat for this leftover idea)

* Italian Spaghetti Bake

* Spicy Taco Soup

(Bell Pepper Photo credit, Taco Salad Photo credit)

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Pork Roast:
Egg Rolls – Pulled Pork w/ Root Beer Sauce Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a great pork roast!? If you happen to have leftovers, or are cooking for just 1 or 2, this is a great meat to make leftover dishes with pizzazz!

Meal 1: Pork Roast w/ Veggies

Meal 2: Egg Rolls – shred up your leftover pork and make egg rolls with this recipe!

Meal 3: Pulled Pork w/ Root Beer Sauce Sandwiches!

 

OTHER OPTIONS:

* Pork Stroganoff

* Tropical Pork Salad

* Southwest Pork Soup

* Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Enchiladas

* Fully Loaded Pasta Shells (use pork instead of other ingredients)

* Pork Stir Fry – Stir fry w/ diced green bell peppers, chunks of pinapple and quartered onion and tomatoes and then dress w/ a tomato ketchup/soy/splash of pineapple juice mixture. Add a bit of cornflour to thicken and serve with rice.

(Pork Roast Photo credit, Egg Rolls Photo credit, Pulled Pork Photo credit)

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Salmon (Fish):
Salmon Cake Breakfast – Salmon Tacos

What’s for dinner? Fish! You can interchange most fish for these salmon dishes, and enjoy wonderful, new ways of eating salmon for dinner, breakfast AND lunch!

Meal 1: Salmon

Meal 2: Salmon Cakes Breakfast – create salmon cakes, then serve with eggs and toast for breakfast in the morning! YUM!

Meal 3: Salmon Tacos – fish tacos are always a hit! Cube and cook the leftover salmon, mixing with spices like cumin and chili powder. Throw in some cilantro, then put it all together on a soft taco shell. Dress it up with veggies of your choice, sour cream, corn, avocado, lemon, salsa, onions and more!

 

OTHER OPTIONS:

* Salmon Croquettes

* Salmon Corn Chowder

* Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara

* Salmon Salad

What are your favorite leftover solutions? Share in the comments!