Posts Tagged ‘leftovers’

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Even though Thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago I thought I would post this sandwich recipe. Many people may be cooking another turkey for the upcoming holidays. You could use sliced deli turkey meat if you really want to, but its not as good. Or, roast a turkey breast on the weekend and use it throughout the week in sandwiches, rather than deli meats.

I like the combination of salty blue cheese, spicy arugula, vinegary mustard and sweet-tart cranberry sauce – all these ingredients add pizazz and pop to the turkey. The swirl rye adds a nice gentle savory flavor and works well with the blue cheese.  It sounds crazy, but it’s so good.
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Cook Once, Eat Twice

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken

Tuesday Tip

Cook Once, Eat Twice (at least)

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this tip in the past.  Cook once, eat twice (at least).  When cooking many dishes it’s the cooking time, not necessarily the prepping time that takes a while.  So, cook extra and eat the leftovers for lunch and/or another dinner.  Many times I just utilize dinner leftovers for lunch.  Some dishes can be morphed into another dish altogether.  If you read the weekly meal plans I posted at the beginning of the year, you most likely noticed how I converted and extended meals.  Here are some examples below.
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Freezing Foods

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Tuesday Tip

Items to Freeze

Here are a few items I freeze, either when I make extra, or to save food before it goes bad.
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Frittata with Pesto and Peas

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Frittata with Pesto and Peas

Frittata with Pesto and Peas

Frittata with Pesto and Peas

A frittata is a great quick weeknight meal.  It’s also a great way to use up any vegetables on their last leg, leftover meat, or even leftover pasta or risotto.  Feel free to adjust the recipe to your taste or ingredient availability.  The key is to cook or reheat the vegetables or meat in the pan first, and then pour the whisked eggs in the pan over the heated vegetables.  With this recipe I had extra homemade pesto that I needed to use.  Talk about a flavor punch.  Frittatas are also great to make ahead, as it tastes just as well cold or at room temperature.  You could even take it on a picnic, just slice and wrap and no utensils are needed.
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One Week Meal Plan

Friday, January 21st, 2011
Soy Mirin Pork Chop

Soy Mirin Pork Chop

Here’s another lunch and dinner meal plan for one week, for two people.  Again if you are cooking for more you can easily double the ingredients/recipes.  There are some tips and suggestions included for utilizing leftovers.
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