Archive for the ‘leftovers’ Category

Day 69 – Leftovers

May 4, 2007

Monday, April 23 2007: Leftovers

With half a smoked pork butt in the fridge, we decide it should be a night of leftovers…a fresh green salad and a baguette make it seem a bit more festive.

 I used to hate leftovers, but I hate wasting food more. Surprisingly, the pork is a big hit with the kids and they’re more than happy to have a meal of it two nights in a row.

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Day 39 – Leftovers

March 26, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007: Leftovers

I had a business dinner (gotta keep pitching folks for new work…) so K. and the kids had left overs from the fajitas. K. also made black beans and rice for the little ones.

Meanwhile across town…I did my best to eat one-handed and not look like a one-armed monkey in front of my potential client.

Day 34 – Leftovers

March 24, 2007

March 17, 2007: Leftovers

With the busted wing, tylenol 3s, and a rather restrictive sling, cooking just wasn’t in the cards tonight.

Dinner was assorted left overs from the week that was…dessert was a bowl of ice cream sprinkled with some shockingly good Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. I need to find out what else might be lurking in our baking drawer…

Day 21 – Left over brisket

March 5, 2007

March 4, 2007: Left-over brisket with Celery root/potato mash

The brisket went on to the grill weighing about 8.5 pounds and likely finished around six and a half to seven pounds. The kids and K. had it for dinner Saturday night while I was at the hockey pool/poker night (which offered a meal where someone remarked, “I have four types of meat on my plate!”). I’m guessing there’s six and a quarter to seven pounds of the brisket left….

Sunday night it was left over brisket for dinner with a mash of potatoes and celery root:
Two potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
Half a celery root, peeled and roughly chopped
One clove of garlic, peeled and left whole
Two tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

The potatoes and garlic go in a pot of salted water, a steamer basket full of the celery root is placed on top. The water is brought to the boil and the whole thing/boils steams for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

A tablespoon of the potato water, the potatoes, garlic, celery root, nutmeg and butter are all added to a bowl and mashed. Once smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.

A simple salad of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pitted black olives and field greens rounds things out.

Chocolate chip cookies (which K. made with the kids while I was off with the fellas) works as dessert.

Day 5 – Thai Beef Salad

February 15, 2007

February 15, 2007: Thai Beef Salad

I used to hate leftovers.  Before we had kids I absolutely refused to eat them. Now? Well, between packing two lunches and needing to make quick dinners, leftovers are a-ok by me.

Tonight’s dinner is built upon the bones of our Valentine’s meal leftovers.

The remnants of the l’il miss rib eye was microwaved and diced for the kids. The leftovers from the brontosaurus steak was sliced against the grain into thin strips.

Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, some feta and pitted olives get tossed in some olive oil and oregano for a quick salad for the kids.

A clove of garlic goes through the rasp, a lime gets juiced, couple of tablespoons of fish sauce, some hot sauce, a teaspoon of white sugar and handful of chopped coriander get whisked together in a bowl. 

The cucumber and some red pepper are julienned and thrown on a platter with some spring mix.

The ribbons of beef are placed on top of the salad greens along with the cucumber and red pepper and tossed with the fish sauce vinaigrette.

A warm baguette and a glass of left-over sparkling wine and dinner is served.