A round-up of the various leftovers in my fridge and freezer this morning resulted in;
one portion of chilli con carne
one portion of sausage casserole (minus the sausages)
one third of a bag of baby spinach leaves
two handfuls of elderly mushrooms
three sprouty spuds
two scabby looking carrots
two tubs of beef broth
A round up of the money in my purse and bank account was less fruitful. There was no money for ham or salami and I was saving the cheese for something other than lunchbox sandwiches. What to give the hoards for their lunches? I had plenty of tuna but they won't eat that
Pasties. Who doesn't love a pasty?
I diced and boiled the potatoes, cooked the mushroom and spinach with some cumin and coriander and made three Indian inspired pasties. Charlie will enjoy them.
The chilli and sausage casserole yielded two pasties each. The children will enjoy them.
The leftover beef broth was a by-product of the dish below which we had a couple of weeks ago.
It's a piece of beef brisket which I slow-cooked in beer with carrots and mushrooms.
After we had enjoyed the beef I froze the broth..
There was leftover beef of course which I chopped small and made into a bolognese style sauce for spaghetti.
This evening I defrosted the broth and used it to cook equal quantities of green lentils and barley risotto style. I added some of my vegetable hash and the scabby carrots. Brown and worthy-looking maybe but every bit was devoured.
I love using up my leftovers, especially when the results are so tasty.