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Help me clean out my fridge. . . .

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stuckinschool Nov 2, 2007 12:12 PM

My mom was in town last week and we went on a bit of a shopping and cooking spree, leaving me with a fridge full of yummy ingredients and leftover to wrestle with.

I'm not complaining, but the BF is not a huge fan of leftovers and we've been eating out a lot this week with friends so I'm struggling to use everything up. I'd like to make a few one-pot-type dishes with what I've got (to maybe freeze some) and we're going over to a friends on Sunday to watch the Colts-Pats so I'd like to make something to take along.

I have most of the pantry staples (eggs, onions, garlic, chicken broth etc.) and the stuff in the fridge includes:

grilled sausages (chicken apple and kielbasa)
swiss chard
a small sunchoke (never used before)
2 roasted chicken breasts (i ate the dark stuff! :))
asparagus
pork chops marinating in garlic and paprika
roasted cubed potato and sweet potato
baby artichokes with ham

Please help me clean out my fridge!

Thanks in advance!

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    foiegras Nov 2, 2007 12:30 PM

    I'd do either the baby artichokes & ham w/ asparagus over pasta, or else chicken & asparagus over pasta with perhaps the chard as a side dish ...

    1. alkapal Nov 2, 2007 12:55 PM

      quiche. make them in muffin tins. use up all the leftovers, and you have a variety of mini-quiches. (save me some with the artichokes, if you please)

      use those pillsbury pop-up things for the crust, or make your own.

      also, you could do a hash with the chicken breast and the roasted potatoes.

      the sausages and the chard would make a nice hearty soup for a chilly day.

      you could freeze the pork chops in the marinade, or let them continue to marinate!

      1. Gio Nov 2, 2007 01:07 PM

        How long have the pork chops been marinating?? Perhaps you ought to cook (grill) them tonight and serve braised swiss chard (olive oil, chopped onion & garlic, a dash of red pepper flakes) and the roasted potatoes ( fry them in a little butter to reheat, add some chopped fresh herbs to liven them up). Use the small sunchoke (AKA Jerusalem artichoke) thinly sliced combined with other vegetables to make a salad.

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        1. re: Gio
          alkapal Nov 2, 2007 02:09 PM

          li love braised chard. splash a bit of vinegar (rice wine, or other) on it to perk it up!

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