(Which has nothing to do with writing, and which most other people have probably known about for ages):
If you’ve got a rice cooker that came with a steamer basket, the steamer basket is very handy for turning uncooked chicken breasts or tenders into cooked chicken suitable for shredding or dicing and incorporating into things like enchiladas or pot pies or any other recipe that calls for cooked chicken bits.
Well, okay . . . this is like writing in one respect: Don’t automatically assume that the idea you’ve just had is old hat, or is no good because it is old hat. Because you can always take that old idea and use it to make something new and tasty.