Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I've never been into left overs. Maybe once but after that, I just need a different flavor in my mouth. However, this summer, I'm home not working. That means I have the time to be inventive. It also means I need to be. My goals were to minimize spending and minimize waste.

Before leaving for NYC, Paul and I had a taco night. We ate almost everything, but did have some left overs. I froze those for him to have while I was on vacation.

Then this past weekend my family and I went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. I took home everyone's left overs which included steak, mashed potatoes & chicken. The steaks, Paul and I had over the weekend. Then today, I was starving for lunch. I didn't want to go out to the grocery store just yet so I whipped up something quick and easy.

I had 1/4 chicken left over so I pulled it off the bone and shredded it up. I added some minced onion, salt, pepper and cumin. Then I went into the fridge and added about 1 Tbs of both salsa and mayo. I heated up a left over tortilla and stuffed it with the chicken mixture. I added some sliced tomato from our plant and stuffed my face. It was delicious and it helped me use more left overs!

I am going to make it a point to do this more often. I can reinvent left overs to help stretch their life. No one said you have to eat it the exact same way each time.


Paul Rios said...

You better have saved me some of that tomato! I helped raise it after all!

Lilia said...

Yeah yeah yeah... I left you 1/2