Beef and pepper sandwiches-sliced leftover potroast is combined with onions and peppers and water sauteed until the meat is hot and the veggies are crisp tender. Delicious quick dinner. PattyCakesPantry.com

Beef and Pepper Sandwiches

This is a delicious sandwich with flavor is reminiscent of a cheese steak sandwich.   It’s hearty, delicious, and loaded with flavor.  It’s a 30 minute meal for a weeknight dinner that is sure to please your family.  This was made from pot roast that was leftover from a slow cooker meal we had earlier in the week. I had made my three ingredient slow cooker pot roast, and there were leftovers.   In my house, leftovers are a good thing.  Leftovers give me the opportunity to transform them into something different.  It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.  It’s […]

cholent leftovers make a great base for a delicious soup

What Can You Do With Leftover Cholent?

This is not a question I am asked very often.  In fact, it’s a problem that I have had only once.   During my 30 days of beans, I made a pot of  Cholent.  After we ate, we still had about 9 cups of left overs.  Having never made cholent before I had no idea that the volume of the finished product would be so great.  The next day, the leftovers were drier and stickier, and didn’t look very appealing.  I ate some for breakfast, and decided that it would require a makeover before being served again.  I began searching the […]

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches

It’s Thanksgiving day. I love this time of year.   While I’m busy roasting a big turkey, and making all of the trimmings for a traditional dinner,   the family is gathered together making plans for the long weekend.  It’s a great time to be together with family.  Thanksgiving is all about the food.  We have a tradition in our family that everyone picks a side dish to go with the dinner.  When the kids get older, they will be responsible for making their own side, but for now, I make whatever they order.  As a result, we have turkey, […]

Sum Gum Soup, A Leftover Makeover

The failed batch of Sum Gum kept taunting me from inside the refrigerator.  It had already been two days, and I shuddered each time I saw it lurking on the second shelf.  I had to do something with it before it spoiled, but I wasn’t sure exactly what.   It was time for me to gather my resources and do a leftover makeover. The purpose of publishing my leftover makeovers is to help inspire ways to transform the odds and ends left in the refrigerator into something new. This week, we will look at how I transformed some less than desirable […]

The Leftover Makeover

Leftover Makeovers

I keep thinking about the amount of food that gets wasted in this country and how much money is wasted by throwing away food that could be eaten.  I wanted to understand this problem better, so I began with my friend who doesn’t like to eat leftovers.  After our discussion, I realized that a big part of the problem with leftovers for her family is that they don’t want to eat the exact same thing for several days in a week.  They want more variety in their diet, and she doesn’t possess the culinary skills to transform these leftovers.  At […]