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leftovers in your fridge right now - what are you going to do with them.

chezlamere Jan 14, 2007 03:45 PM

I've got a sandwich container of leftover rotisserie chicken and some flavored rice. Looking forward to some fried rice for dinner.

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    ali patts Jan 15, 2007 12:13 PM

    boiled gammon for pea soup.
    roast chicken for curried chicken pasties, I love these, they bear no relation to real chicken curry but I can't wait for lunch tomorrow!

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      dfrostnh Jan 15, 2007 12:06 PM

      Leftover rice pilaf with peas was livened up with lots of sliced scallions that had been in the fridge for "awhile" and a healthy dash of soy sauce. Served with leftover roast pork. For another meal, almost questionable celery went into the soup pot for a variation of barley and bean minestrone soup. Instead of green beans I added the remnants of a bag of mixed frozen Mediterranean vegetables (summer squash, carrots, beans, peppers). I left out the potatos. Most of the soup was staple ingredients from the pantry (canned chicken broth, barley, onions). I was also surprised the fresh parsley I used was still in good shape because I couldn't remember how long it had been in the fridge. I don't think my husband cared for the soup so I'll be eating the rest of it. He really wanted turkey and rice but I didn't defrost the leftover turkey breast.

      1. Sam Fujisaka Jan 15, 2007 12:05 PM

        Leftover sauteed mushrooms (grown by a friend), onion, finely chopped steak (a previous BBQ leftover), and garlic will go into an omelette.

        1. Ruth Lafler Jan 15, 2007 04:54 AM

          I've been using leftover pureed veggie soups for pasta sauces: both the carrot and the cauliflower stilton worked very nicely tossed with some pasta and some diced ham.

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            Fiftyishfoodie Jan 15, 2007 03:27 AM

            I have a good amount of leftover grilled pork tenderloin. Tomorrow I will cut it up, toss it with a little oil and cumin, and broiled it until the edges are crispy, for a version of carnitas, served with corn tortillas and salsa.

            1. twodales Jan 14, 2007 08:59 PM

              I have leftover chicken breasts stuffed with prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes. I'll remove the stuffing and will slice them thinly and add to a spicy Thai noodle soup I have. I usually use shrimp but thought I'd use up the chicken instead.

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                ennyl Jan 14, 2007 04:58 PM

                Leftover roast chicken becomes Chicken & Dumplings shortly!

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                  burnt toast Jan 14, 2007 04:51 PM

                  I'm about to use my leftover beans to make some vegetarian tamales.

                  1. susancinsf Jan 14, 2007 04:36 PM

                    The meatloaf I made last night is already gone: it makes a great breakfast with a little leftover rice! :-)

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                      BellaDonna Jan 14, 2007 03:55 PM

                      I usually don't have leftovers of rotisserie chicken...but I did this weekend and I made chicken enchiladas with them.

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