Sunday, December 27, 2015
The Thrifty Cook: Lots of Leftovers; I'm in my Glory!
Holidays provide a real opportunity to make the old new and fresh.
Tonight I had a lot to work with: the Christmas ham, Texas "caviar" made by my daughter-in-law which is a combination of black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions, etc. and rice from the parmesan chicken with rice. (I always make enough rice to feed an army.) Now, what can I do with these?
Ah...the hydrator drawer has a bag of colorful peppers that I bought with the intention of making beef-stuffed peppers, but who says beef is the best stuffing?
I arranged them in a pyrex pie plate (perfect fit) and baked them in a 375 degree oven for about twenty minutes and topped them with a little salsa halfway through the baking.
Served with a tossed salad topped with homemade honey-mustard dressing (honey compliments of our bees) and a slice of fresh pineapple on the side and we have a colorful, healthy dinner with two leftover peppers for lunch tomorrow.
Yummy! How are you serving Christmas leftovers at your house? Pretty as a picture compliments of the leftover queen as I've been designated by my kids. come over any time.
And for tomorrow?
Hmmm...that leftover parmesan chicken would be great with some added Italian sausage to stretch it and served on spaghetti noodles instead of rice. Add a little white cream sauce and sprinkle with crumbled crispy bacon?
Tune in later to see the results.