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Leftovers Left Over No More

January 8th, 2008 at 03:29 pm

I love finding creative ways of using leftovers. Being single, leftovers always abound my fridge. Then I just wind up with all these little bowls of bits of this and that, and I never really know what to do with them.

Enter George's leftover omelette/frittata. Depending on what's left over, it gets all thrown into a pan and covered in egg, either to be folded in half or tossed under a broiler and sliced.

Last night's dinner was such. Sauteed some diced onion and tomato, added in some chicken shreds, and sprinkled with some magic spices. 3 beaten eggs joined the party, and as it was solidifying, a layer of cheddar/monterey jack/parmesan bechamel (leftover from homemade mac and cheese) went on top, to be nestled inside when the omelette was slid out of the pan and folded over. The kicker was the ladle of homemade chili on top, sprinkled with a bit of shredded cheese, and I nicely emptied a good deal of fridge leftovers all in one meal.

Most importantly, it was delicious. And somewhat healthy. I should write this into a recipe.

What do YOU do with your leftovers?

2 Responses to “Leftovers Left Over No More”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Lovely! Having been divorced recently, I'm just starting to learn to cook for myself.

    As for leftovers, I actually try not to have any. I try to cook just enough for that night, and lunch for the next day, but that's about it.

  2. denisentexas Says:

    I find a way to use leftovers, though sometimes it isn't easy. An egg dish like you describe is great for that. So is an egg pie! Yummmmm!

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