Last weekend, we had a Halloween party and I took some cornbread. I ended up with four leftover pieces and so I stuck them in the freezer and decided that I would use two in this Stuffed Acorn Squash (it was delicious) and the last two pieces to make the croutons for this Chicken Chili. I was unreasonably thrilled by this plan and when I mentioned it to my husband, his comment was that meal planning is a little bit like Tetris for me - a game to find a way to make everything fit perfectly.
As a complete and utter Tetris addict, I loved this analogy. And I really love using up my food and not letting things I paid good money for go to waste. But I don't have a particularly good system (unless you call opening your drawers and pulling things out at random a good system).
Any great methods for making sure your food doesn't go to waste?