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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Magic of Leftovers - Part 1

Leftover (LO) Spanish Rice, Leftover Chicken & Bananas

1 cup Spanish Rice
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup canned mushrooms
1/2 cup leftover cooked chicken, diced

Add ingredients to skillet. Heat on medium until thoroughly hot. Stir together.


LO Mayo & Mustard Dressing
Adapted from: http://www.theblackpeppercorn.com/2013/05/homemade-caesar-salad-dressing/

Almost empty mayonnaise jar.
1 tbspn brown mustard
1/4 teaspn garlic powder
1 tbspn paramesan cheese
1 capful lime concentrate
2 teaspns Worcestershire sauce

Add water to almost empty mayonnaise jar.
Reclose with lid.
Swish water around in jar until mayo residue has been gathered.
Add rest of ingredients.
Reclose jar.
Shake vigorously.

Consistency will depend on amount of water added.



LO Breakfast Skillet Dish

2 tablespoons skillet dish (see RKFNC)
1 slice Spam
2 tablespoons chinese takeout
1 egg

In a large skillet, add the skillet dish, Spam, and Chinese takeout in separate spots in the skillet. Let these items cook on medium-high. The goal is to create a hot breakfast. Flip the Spam until it has browned, clear a space in the skillet and crack the egg into the space. Fry the egg until the white is solid, then flip it to fry on the other side to cook the yolk.

Slid the quasi-mixture onto a plate. Eat and enjoy.


Pasta

I often make a batch of pasta and season it with basil and olive oil. I will eat this mixture as a serving as is or use it as a base for other dishes such as:

LO Pasta and beans

LO Pasta and vegetables


LO Cold Pasta Salad

1 serving LO cooked pasta
1/4 can of Spam, diced & cooked (I like to cook the Spam in the microwave for about a minute.)
1/2 red onion, quartered and sliced
1/2 cup pitted green olives
1/2 cup cheese, diced
1/4 avocado, sliced

These measurements are more of a guess.

Add items into a bowl. Add Mustard Vinaigrette.

Mustard Vinaigrette:
Created by whisking about 2 tablespoons of vinegar in an “empty” mustard jar.


LO Meatballs

Meatball sliders with coleslaw

Meatball sandwiches

Spaghetti and meatballs

Pasta and meatballs with white sauce


LO Salmon Salad or Tuna Salad

Salmon/Tuna salad sliders

Salmon/Tuna patties

Pasta and salmon/tuna salad

Salmon/Tuna salad sandwiches





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