I try to get creative when I have leftovers, so it doesn't seem so boring. I love taking things like a roast and stretching into three different meals. Roast one night, stroganoff another, vegetable beef soup the next. You get the idea. Anyway, this time I threw together some stuff and it came out exceptionally well.
Beef Curry Bake Leftover meatloaf, crumbled up leftover rice pilaf with mushrooms and almonds leftover steamed string beans 1 tomato diced 1/2 cup of sour cream 2 T curry paste Mix all up well and bake in a greased casserole dish at 350 for 30 minutes.
This turned out very well. I even had someone tell me to enter it into a recipe contest they thought it tasted so good. Talk about making you feel good about your cooking. I basically used my normal lasagna recipe, except for the sauce I mixed together 2 cups of spaghetti sauce and 2 cups of alfredo sauce and 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot to make my own buffalo sauce. When alternating the layers I also sprinkled in crumbled blue cheese in the layers. Hubby doesn't like blue cheese and still thought it was tasty.
I got this recipe from a Semi-Homemade Sandra Lee cookbook. As much as I like making stuff from scratch, let's face it, I'm a busy mom and sometimes I need something quick. Her ideas are great for just that and for the most part they are usually pretty healthy to boot.
Salad Chinois 2/3 cup mayo ( I used lite) 2 T soy sauce 2 T rice wine vinegar(my addition) 1 tsp ground ginger 1 10oz can of chunk chicken breast 2 cups of coleslaw mix(cabbage and carrots) 1 can of chow mein vegetables, drained 1 bag of prepared green salad( I left out and really didn't miss it) 1 can of mandarin orange segments 1 can of crunchy chow mein noodles( I just sprinkled on top)
Mix all together except chow mein noodles. Sprinkle them on top before serving.
This is so good. One of my favorite fall dishes. I just kinda made it up so don't really have a set recipe for it.
Basically, I brown some pork chops on both sides in a little olive oil in a Dutch Oven. Remove chops and add cut up apples, garlic and onion and brown. Throw in some sauerkraut, a pinch of cinnamon, black pepper and some caraway seeds. Put chops bake in and slow cook in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour. Delish!