“Luck exists in leftovers.” Japanese Proverb
Well, I’m back to leftovers. We’re leaving on a short, 5 day trip to visit a granddaughter and her husband. One of my major projects after I stopped the mail and alerted the bank of our travel plans, involved eating up the leftovers. One of my previous posts involved combining three different things and calling it a meal. Kids play.
Fortunately, I’ve developed a yen for melty cheese, which comes in convenient slices and is labeled, American. So here was my new combo.
American cheese slice
2 T coconut oil
celery, stalks on hand (about 4) diced
12 baby carrots, quartered
1 cup jerk chicken from freezer
1 can diced tomatoes
African stew, about 1 1/2 cups, which will get rid of that!
Oh, and I also added 2 T of that dried corn that I brought back from Santa Fe
1 T minced parsley, hanging around in my fridge, but not necessary
chicken bouillon cube
1 cup water
6 cloves garlic, found and thrown in last minute
Saute celery, onion and carrots in oil about 5 minutes. Add everything else except the cheese. Simmer for about 30 minutes until the celery and carrots are tender.
Place a slice of American cheese in the bottom of a bowl. Ladle in a portion of your creation. Mix to melt and blend the cheese.
Top with yogurt and/or jalapeños or more cheese. It is so yummy.
Applaud your bravery. Admire the inside of the fridge that’s looking good!
Loveya – The Grandma
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.