LEFTOVERS

“Quiche is the leftover’s capital of the world!”

There’s a gentleman in our neighborhood who is described by his wife as never eating any leftovers.  He refuses.  All leftover food goes into the garbage.

I also know a family who takes their leftovers and puts them all into a large container in the freezer throughout the week.  On Friday morning the container is set into the fridge to thaw and the combination of food is baked that evening in a casserole dish.  She claims they’ve had many interesting and wonderful meals on Friday evenings.

In the past I struggled with bits and pieces and tried to eat the leftovers for breakfast and lunch.  Not always excited about the selection.  My husband’s work shifts are such that he’s not home 4 days a week for meals.  I pack his lunches on those days and leftovers don’t always fit into that picture.

AND THEN I DISCOVERED QUICHE!

Pardon my excitement.  Last night my husband brought home the carrot sticks I’d packed in his lunch.  That would not be a successful do-over.  I also had two of the Meat and Spinach Cakes (see Jan 19) in the fridge.  Enter my little ninja chopper.

First I minced the carrots and put them into a bowl.  Next, I minced the Meat and Spinach Cakes and mixed that up with the carrots.  It was only a few short steps before this mixture was a Simple Quiche (Dec. 27).

leftover

Notice the lovely orange flecks.  I used shredded mozzarella in this quiche because that’s what I had in the fridge.  As a brilliant and charming chef once said at a cooking class, “It’s food.  It’s not rocket surgery.”  Or was that brain science?  Happy eating!

Loveya – The Grandma

lo-carb Quiche Veggies

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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