Repurposing leftovers, part 3 (and finally caught up!)

It is Monday night, and I am actually posting my Monday night food … finally on schedule!

Before I get around to my dinner concoction, I present to you the most re-gifted item from my family’s 2008 holiday season. This little guy started off as a present from my stepmom’s brother to his mother. Mere hours later, step-grandma had it rewrapped and waiting in my present pile. The trend continued when he reappeared at the Hannukah swap yesterday as my contribution. Unfortunately, the lucky recipient left him behind, so we seem to be stuck with him. Here’s my mom demonstrating his impressive jellybean-pooping skills:



I ate the jellybean :-).

For dinner, I attacked the leftovers once more. Yesterday, we had crudites: veggies1




And tonight, I roasted all the leftover raw veggies (carrots, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and radishes) along with half a turnip I found in the bin, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Here’s the result: 


Leftover lettuce topped with the roasted veggies, feta, and a sprinkling of chopped chestnuts I also found lurking in the fridge.

 Seconds (roasted veggies + feta):









For dessert, we had more pumpkin pie pudding from this morning’s project and a square of the apple-cranberry pie, also left over from yesterday:











With decaf Earl Grey on the side:















Grand total of eliminated containers of leftovers for the day: 10!!!

4 thoughts on “Repurposing leftovers, part 3 (and finally caught up!)

  1. Gina Boland says:

    I’m jealous! I miss the leftovers from my mom’s fridge now that I’m back in Brooklyn with an empty fridge since I’ve yet to go grocery shopping. All I have is pasta, some frozen veggies and Lean Cuisines and 2 cans of soup! I’ll probably live on that until this weekend though, at least until Thurs. or Fri!


    • Sarah says:

      Gina, you are a commenting machine — I will make sure to remember you when my blog is big and famous! (And I bet you could use the soup to make a good sauce for your pasta and veggies :-))


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