20 May 2010

Getting creative with leftovers

My last post I mentioned I made ham and turned the leftovers into some tasty jambalaya. Leftovers don't have to be just microwaved and eaten. Be creative! I usually make so much food that there are plenty of leftovers to feed Rory the next day. I made a lot of almond chicken the other day, forgetting that Rory was heading out to the field for some training for the next week. All those leftovers reminded me of two things... 1. Too many leftovers can get boring really fast and 2. Rory eats a lot of food! The point is that leftovers can be fun. Here are some ideas for using leftovers in some very tasty ways...

1. Almond chicken- Heat, dice and toss with zucchini noodles and marinara sauce or pesto.
2. Ham- jambalaya :)
3. Salmon- try it scrambled with eggs, spinach and a little cream cheese for breakfast. Mmmmm...
4. Roast- make a 'sandwich' with romaine lettuce cups, mustard and some fixins (tomatoes, avacado, pickles... whatever floats your boat).
5. Steak (although seriously, who has leftover steak???)- dice and simmer in salsa for a few minutes and then make a tasty taco salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, peppers. Top with cheese or sour cream if that's you thing.


  1. I am so bad about leftovers... I get bored so quickly they usually stay leftovers =) These are some good ideas though. I may try the steak taco salad as a first-time-around meal!

  2. Hi April! I made the Toasted Coconut Fruit Salad for our gyms beach bbq last weekend and it was a big hit! The blueberries with the coconut were an amazing combination. Thanks so much!

  3. one has to first have 'overs' before they have 'leftovers'... i rarely make 'overs'... booooo me.