Category Archives: leftovers

Chicken with rice mix and broccoli 6/6/22

At our house we call this either Classic Chicken or Chicken Monday. When the kids were little I tended to make the same sort of dish on certain days of the week. Monday was always chicken. In fact it became … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with polenta and fresh herbs 6/5/22

Since I ate an egg for breakfast I was looking for something different for Sunday night’s dinner. Aha, leftover polenta in the refrigerator! Given that polenta did not seem to lend itself to Asian flavors I decided to make an … Continue reading

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Leftover red lentils with kale and cauliflower rice 5/17/22

We had some leftover lentils from the other night so we heated them up in the microwave. I always have cauliflower rice in the freezer and the microwave is good for heating that up too. The kale was served raw. … Continue reading

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Leftover lamb, asparagus, and rice bowl 5/2/22

On Sunday we had a big family dinner with sous vide and then grilled boneless leg of lamb with chimichurri, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus with sauce gribiche. I was so busy that I forgot to take pictures! We had plenty … Continue reading

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Chicken and gravy with mixed mash, broccoli and leek. 3/21/22

This was an easy, tasty dinner with the vegetables stealing the show. I had a little left over rutabaga mash from last Monday so I decided to extend it with a potato. Rather than peel the potato, cut it up … Continue reading

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Fettuccine arrabiata. 3/9/22

I had frozen a portion of arrabiata sauce from a dinner a couple of weeks ago. It was not enough for our dinner but it was a good base to start from. There were already onions, garlic, and mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Stir fried vegetables with chicken and rice. 2/13/22

Sunday is traditionally our Breakfast For Dinner night but I just was not feeling like eggs. I decided to use a little leftover chicken in my stir fry with lots of vegetables. I served it over some leftover rice. Easy-peasy, … Continue reading

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Three ways I stretch a pasta serving. 2/6/22

Last week I made a tasty meat sauce that was actually more mushrooms than meat and served it for three dinners and one lunch. Of course that was a lot of pasta to eat so I used some tricks to … Continue reading

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Null soup. 1/7/22

Good for lunch, good for dinner, good for snack, null soup! I made a big pot of null soup the other day for times when I am too tired to make something nutritious and might slide into choices I wish … Continue reading

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Lunch on a winter day: Turn your salad into soup! 12/28/21

It is rainy and chilly here in Northern California for which we say, YAY! Our water woes seem like daily news reports and we have been asked to cut back on usage. So we are happy to have rain but … Continue reading

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