Friday, March 15, 2013

Creative Leftovers

Tim has a knack for mix-and-matching leftovers into really yummy meals.

So many times, a meal starts with me saying "there's nothing in the fridge." Tim opens the fridge, stares at the contents in silence for a few moments, and then eventually pipes up with "How about we take the leftover _________, mix it with the __________ from yesterday and put it on top of the ______________ we bought?"

Or we just throw everything in a burrito and call it a day.

The combinations, though, are a true skill. Somehow I'm just never feeling that creative once I'm hungry.

This weekend we had two excellent creative leftover meals...

This was a breakfast creation that turned out to not only be very satisfying and nutritional, but can also be gluten and dairy free, depending on the sauce you use. Bonus!

The meat is leftover shredded chicken breast from a slow cooker recipe we had made. We had originally bought the portabello caps for grilling, but ended up steaming them in a fry pan for this recipe. All we did was heat everything up, stack it, and add hot sauce! Easy breakfast noms.

Then we needed a light lunch before a gig Saturday night and we came up with this little display...

Left over smoked salmon from making lunches, cream cheese, and grilled asparagus. We had to use the asparagus pronto, as it doesn't keep, so Tim whipped these up while I finished some house cleaning.

They turned out great! Definitely a light meal, but oh so yummy...

So next time you THINK you have nothing to cook at home, open the fridge and just stare at what's in there for a few minutes... at least it works for Tim.

Any other creative leftover chefs out there???


  1. We love asparagus! And this looks so good. I just found your blog, I love your motto about being frugal, I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to visit me whenever you have time :)

    1. Hi Sherry!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I'll be heading over to your blog ASAP! Glad you enjoyed the foody post :-)