Tag Archive: dinner

Garden Salad

This salad is made entirely of things in my garden. But it is the dressing that is superb – made with leftover herbs.. RECIPE

Lime Cauliflower Rice

The leftover florets. They get ignored until they are almost dead.. And I don’t have a food processor, so I used the cheese shredder. Works like a charm. Recipe and Photos

Pork Pesto Meatballs

Well, leftover Arugula Radish Pesto, ground pork, cheese, onions, and… meatballs! Use the grill! The Recipe

Radish Greens Pesto with Arugula

I love radishes. Love them. But those radish greens often get discarded. Add in some super peppery arugula from the garden and its a new kind of pesto.. Ingredients: 1 cup radish greens… Continue reading

Parmesan Flatbread Pizzas

You may not remember, but this is half of a half of the dough I made and froze a while ago (it was for mint hamburger buns) So, this is a 1/4 of… Continue reading

Bacon Grease Garlic Chicken

My sister feels far away.. She recently told me that she doesn’t ever cook with oil, just bacon grease. And then she moved to a remote African island.Me: What do you do if… Continue reading

Hot Stuffed Tomatoes

Two beautiful heirlooms, one big pile of leftovers, bake, and enjoy. That is how I celebrate cinco de dos. Recipe and Photos

Dill Pesto Shrimp

You know how it goes.. There was dying dill, which started as pesto, and then Greek yogurt was added, making for creamy, lemony shrimp. And then add hot roasted vegetables.. A little green… Continue reading

Cornflake Porkchops

Meg’s mom makes these amazing cornflake cookies that I tried out the other day. Hence, leftover cornflakes… A bit of seasoning and it makes a great breading for some chops. INGREDIENTS AND RECIPE

Hungover Weekend Casserole

Think about this. Noodle soup, sausage, rice, and cheese all in one casserole. This one is a Baco family recipe! Not really its intended purpose, but it sure does work for party weekends,… Continue reading

Mini Chimichanga

After a killer work week, I just wanted to come home and eat some cheese. Meet the oven chimichanga, a perfect vehicle for leftovers… Ingredients: 1 medium tortilla 2 big spoonfuls of meat… Continue reading

Apple Hash

This dinner was a complete accident, after discovering diced apple leftovers from preparing Meg’s birthday apple pie cake last week. Add to store bought spiced hash browns (or shredded potatoes), mix in leftover… Continue reading

Beef Stroganoff

You know the best thing about stroganoff? Sour Cream.Leftover sour cream should never ever go to waste. Also, it is rumored that mushrooms are not even traditional to the Russian original. So just… Continue reading

Quinoa Pizza Dough

A big pile of leftover red quinoa folded into handmade pizza dough. And top it with whatever you want- even olives and sausage. Ingredients: pizza dough 1 cup of red quinoa, cooked toppings… Continue reading

Green Spaghetti Monster

A bit odd, but mostly I think because the taste of pureed spinach masquerading as pasta sauce is incredibly unfamiliar.. Ingredients: 1/2 box of spaghetti, cooked 4 tablespoons reserved pasta water 8 oz… Continue reading

Zucchini Lasagna

After purchasing a very large zucchini from the market, it sat in the fridge for way tooo long.. Since I don’t have a mandolin, we used the cheese grater to make long thin… Continue reading

Chicken Cowgirl Stew

The lore says that cowboys would put their leftover coffee into their stew, to make it richer, to add flavor, or simply to not waste it.. I am a coffee lady, but sometimes… Continue reading

Couscous Meatballs

Leftover couscous, black beans, broccoli, and ground turkey rolled into little balls. The couscous puffs up and fills in the balls, giving them some stability. Just add hot sauce! Here’s the recipe..

Shrimp Stock Soup

I can’t believe I have lived this long without making shrimp stock. I love to get intimate with my food (and I am cheap), so I buy shrimp uncooked/uncleaned when it is on… Continue reading

Salsa with a side of Fish

A bunch of vegetables leftover in tiny portions… So, I turned them into a salsa for my fish. And it turned out that the salsa became the main dish, with some Tilapia on the… Continue reading

A Loaf of Meat

The great thing about meatloaf is that you can get right in there and mix it with your hands. Throw in whatever you have lying around before it goes bad. We had a… Continue reading

Cilantro Pesto Pork Tenderloin

A big bunch of cilantro fell into my lap, so I decided a little cilantro pesto was in order. The best way to make pesto is to put your ingredients in a big… Continue reading

Mac N Cheese Crumble

Mac N Cheese Crumble Sometimes it isn’t during the week that you are just too lazy to cook; sometimes it’s the weekend- after a brewery tour and tasting- that you come home and… Continue reading

Tomato Chicken Couscous

When you have a cooked chicken breast in the fridge and you are too lazy to cook. Mix ingredients together. Add salt and pepper. Delicious.

Picadillo Pizza

This one is for my dad, who used to make picadillo when I was a kid. A hearty cuban dish- you can make it and have a serious amount of leftovers, or you… Continue reading

Pasta with Garlic Ranch Sauce

We ran out of chips, so we couldn’t eat the rest of our Ranch Dip. But I wanted it, so we decided to make a pasta sauce. Add garlic, butter, spinach, cheese, and… Continue reading

Spinach Potato Casserole

  This casserole is one of my favorites, and I usually make it with ground beef or the occasional Italian sausage, but today we made it with leftover stuffing stew (last post). It… Continue reading

Sage Butter Bucatini

This one goes to Caitlin, who had a ton of fresh sage, so she chopped it up, melted it into a lot of butter, added some lemon- and sage flavored butter is on… Continue reading

Sausage Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I will be honest. I do not know what to do with cabbage. I think it is really cheap and green, so once in a while I buy a 69 cent head of… Continue reading

Beef on Weck Soup

Beef on Weck is a sandwich popular in Buffalo, NY. A roastbeef/horseradish sandwich, the Beef on Weck is known for its kimmelweck roll covered in caraway seeds and coarse salt. So, after a… Continue reading

White Sauce

Sauces are great things to make and then pour over leftovers. We were inspired by a burrito we had that reminded us of going to Japanese Steakhouses as kids. I was one of… Continue reading

Soy Sauce Enchiladas

So very easy. Mix leftover beans and rice and dying vegetables- roll up in tortillas- smear enchilada sauce on top and add leftover soy sauce on top. The soy sauce really worked for… Continue reading