Planned reuse

I eat a lot of leftovers, by design. I’d rather cook a big batch and coast for a few days. Tonight I baked some chicken thighs and ate one with sides of leftover fettuccine, turnips, and cabbage and carrots braised together.

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Leftovers

Leftovers get less photogenic as time goes on, even if they are just as good. Cassoulet, fettuccine with spinach and artichoke, and braised cabbage and carrots. Kevin put together a plate with the last of the sirloin, some turnips, and the cabbage and carrots. Then we went to the supermarket and bought a bunch of junk. I ate one of those filled Easter eggs, like a turtle that was mostly caramel. Delicious heartburn.

Leftovers

Venison stew over potato hash, and minted carrots and parsnips

Venison stew over potato hash, and minted carrots and parsnips

There is so much food in the fridge right now that we are out of containers, so tonight’s dinner was leftovers. I had venison stew (with a little of the gravy from the beef short ribs) over potato hash, and a side of carrots and parsnips that were dressed with mint, parsley, and lemon.

Leftover beef stew and burger

Leftover stew and half a burger

Leftover stew and half a burger

I’m flying solo for dinner tonight, so I threw together a handful of leftovers and heated them up together. Some of it is a beef stew and farfalle lunch that Kevin took to work one day and then didn’t eat. I added the remaining one half of a bacon burger (its other half was one of Kevin’s breakfasts) and some green beans to the dish and called it dinner.

The eating habits of a Western Domesticated Shit-for-Brains

Quesadillas, pasta, salad

Quesadillas, pasta, salad … but not in that order

I guess I’m out of the running for the “Perfect Attendance” award in this 365 Dinner Project, but let me tell you about some of the meals of the last week or so.

My wife (who I’ve dubbed “Sutton” for these updates, after my crush on a Broadway performer of the same name) started doing something about a month ago that has done wonders for my stress around dinnertime. She started mapping out a week’s worth of dinners at a time, so it’s kind of like looking at the kids’ school lunch menu. Spaghetti and Meatballs on Monday, Taco Tuesday (Everything is Awesome!) Continue reading