Love Your Kitchen: Tuesday Tip From The South

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It’s our first Tip Tuesday during our #Write31Days series focusing on Learning to Love Your Kitchen. If you would like to see all the posts from this series, head over to Day 1 for links to everything.

Today’s tip comes from a great book recently given to me, and I’m loving reading and re-reading every page. It is The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits : A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipesby Suzanne Pollack & Lee Manigault, a fantastic source of updated ideas and recipes for what Pollack & Manigault call “gracious living.” I know I could always use a little more of that in my life, don’t you?

The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits :  A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes
As I was writing yesterday’s discussion about picking your day to cook, I came across this reflection about leftovers, and it fit so well with what we were discussing, I just had to share!

Leftovers are a lost art. Everyone’s attention is on the recipe of origin and the word leftover has become a dirty one. Do you know why there are no leftovers anymore? Two reasons. One, lots of people buy pre-made, processed food in individual pre-portioned containers. Two, home cooks haven’t made a habit of doubling recipes. While roasting one chicken, why not roast a second? A roast chicken may take a little over an hour to cook, but [we] have a newsflash: It takes just as long to roast two or three. You can front load the work at the beginning of the week or even on a weekend so a meal plan for the week takes shape.

The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes 

by Suzanne Pollack & Lee Manigault

Suzanne & Lee have much more to say on that subject, as well as several others with loads of recipes included throughout, so check out the book if you want to read more!