Pork and Mango Kebabs

Pork and Mango Kebabs

I picked up a copy of Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food by Nigel Slater. It has over 600 recipes for those times "you just want to eat" without futzing around too much.  In addition to the sandwich I made earlier with chicken, avocado and an herb … [Read More...]

broccoli rabe, sausage and pasta

Penne with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

This pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage is from Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees, which I borrowed from the library. I have other cookbooks from her and love them so thought it would … [Read More...]

fried rice

Fried Rice with Steak, Asparagus and Carrots

Fried rice is one of my oldest's favorite dinners yet somehow it's been ages since I made it.  It's a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice … [Read More...]

Random Lessons

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie aka Cottage Pie Recipe

I’ve played around with a number of Shepherd’s Pie recipes and I think tonight’s was the best yet. First, I will say yes I know that this technically was a “Cottage Pie” if you’re British apparently. I used ground beef rather than lamb.  In my part of the US, it would be called Shepherd’s Pie […]

Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Parmesan: One of the Ultimate Leftovers

I’m just guessing but I’m thinking Chicken Parmesan came about when someone like me made too many chicken cutlets.  You can turn them into pretty good chicken sandwiches (why else would they sell frozen breaded chicken patties?) and even Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. But I think the classic dish for leftover chicken cutlets has to be […]

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Using Leftovers

curried chicken salad sandwich

Chicken Curry Sandwich with Mango Chutney

Earlier I made this great grilled Greek -marinated chicken for dinner and purposely cooked an extra chicken breast because we can always find a good use for good cooked chicken in our lunches. First I mixed up some plain chicken salad with it, so my girls could enjoy that in a sandwich.  But for my […]

Soup from Leftovers

I made a soup tonight from bits and pieces and it turned out quite good. I had a tub of some leftover frozen squash and corn and lima beans in the freezer, which I incorporated. I had also frozen some leftover tortellini one night, thinking it would be good in soup.  When I make chicken […]

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