“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

onion, diced

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



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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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