Leftovers For Dinner

First I must confess. This entry was originally written as I sat outside, tending our farm wagon, which we had set up this afternoon, on Gratiot, by Treeside Market. (selling fresh fruits and vegetables, garlic, honey and Don’t Eat It! products) Yes, I was multi-tasking. It was a beautiful day to be sitting outside, and I took a notebook (I mean the actual paper kind and a pen) and wrote it out by hand. I actually prefer pen and paper when writing, but it just doesn’t get online that way, and you probably wouldn’t be able to read my chicken scratch.

So now about leftovers.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for dinner last night, but I knew it was going to include the leftover beef ribs and boiled potatoes from the night before. I cut up the meat and potatoes and put them in the frying pan with some butter, thinking it was just going to be some hash. Then I cut up a green pepper that needed to be used and cut and seeded a few cherry tomatoes that were sitting on the counter. I added these to the frying pan with the potatoes and meat, thinking this would make a pretty good omelet. As I cut up a few cloves of garlic, I decided this omelet would be easier if I cooked it in the oven. I put all of the ingredient in a glass casserole dish, beat about 6 eggs, added about 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and poured that over the rest of the ingredients. I then topped it with shredded Colby jack cheese and popped it in the oven set  to 350. I baked it until the eggs were done – about 30 minutes.

I have to admit, it turned out really good. My husband really liked it as well, and  he asked me if I was going to share the recipe. I had to laugh because there really isn’t one. You could use pretty much use any left over meat, potato and vegetable combination. Add the eggs and cheese and bake it until the eggs are cooked.

This reminded me of the salad my sister brought to our harvest party. It was made with white beans, tomatoes, I think it had yellow squash and zucchini in it, and it had Italian salad dressing on it. When I told her I liked it she said “do you want the recipe. It’s easy, mix together whatever vegetables you want and put Italian dressing on it.”

I just love my sister. Probably because she is so much like me. 🙂

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