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Dawn

Guest
I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge along
with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box of taco
shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on hand I would
be making tacos and not scrounging through the bins looking
for supper. That's not leftovers, that's a meal plan.

I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some dill
dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.

Dawn who definitely needs to go grocery shopping tomorrow
 
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Naomi Darvell

Guest
x-no-archive: yes

Dawn wrote:

>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
>hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
>the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
>a meal plan.
>
>I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
>something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
>broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
>steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
>dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>

Mmm. Split open the potato and stuff it with cheese,
broccoli and either ham or chicken. Or skip the cheese
and use the dill dip. Heat the whole thing up. Sounds
better than tacos to me.


Naomi D.
 
T

The Joneses

Guest
Dawn wrote:

> I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
> something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
> broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
> steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
> dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.

We've had weeks like that too. There was one Alton Brown
show about what one *must* keep on the shelves. What's the
culinary adventure in that? Lay the chicken on plastic wrap
on the stove which will act like a heat sink and it will
thaw pretty quick; chop or slice when you can. Sounds like
you got the makings for a nice frittata (I used to call them
omelets, but omelets get folded over & I like my stuff all
mixed in. The stuff ya larn watchin' tv.) Add ketchup. Or
dill dip. Edrena
 
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Saerah

Guest
Dawn wrote in message ...
>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
>hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
>the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
>a meal plan.
>
>I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
>something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
>broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
>steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
>dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>

i'd cut up one or both of the meats, saute them until done.
add veggies and a sauce made from whatever condiments and
spices are around. top with cheese.

or maybe order a pizza :)

--
Saerah

TANSTAAFL

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing
swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive
power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some
farcical aquatic ceremony."
 
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Frogleg

Guest
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 00:49:35 GMT, Dawn <[email protected]>
wrote:

>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>of taco shells or tortillas.

Check out some of the diet plans in a supermarket magazine
sometime. Breakfast on day 1 is a slice of pumpernickel, a
wedge of Gouda and a quarter canteloupe.. Day 2 is a slice
of raisin toast, half a banana, and an HB egg. Day 3 is half
a bagel, 1Tblsp of cream cheese, and a cup of strawberries.
Etc., etc. By the end of the week, you have a 'fridge full
of loaves of bread, moldering fruit, and open cheese
packets. And this is just breakfast! OTOH, I suppose they're
just supposed to be suggestions.

As for leftovers in ingredient lists, *my* favorite is 2
cups of "leftover" diced, cooked chicken breast.
 
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Deacon

Guest
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 00:49:35 GMT, Dawn <[email protected]>
wrote:

>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
>hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
>the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
>a meal plan.
>
>I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
>something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
>broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
>steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
>dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>
>
>
>Dawn who definitely needs to go grocery shopping tomorrow
>
>
The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute it to
Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate) began with:

"Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"

Not in this house.....there is never left over lobster....
 
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Kilikini

Guest
"Dawn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
> happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
> along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
> of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
> hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
> the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
> a meal plan.
>
> I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
> something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
> broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
> steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
> dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>
>
>
> Dawn who definitely needs to go grocery shopping tomorrow
>
>
>

Shoots, and what do I have in my 'fridge? Tortillas, carrots
and fresh ginger. That's it. Can't do much with that. I
don't even have a stick of butter or some cheese.

kilikini :-(
 
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Jmcquown

Guest
Naomi Darvell wrote:
> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Dawn wrote:
>
>
>> I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>> happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>> along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>> of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
>> hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
>> the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
>> a meal plan.
>>
>> I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
>> something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
>> broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
>> steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
>> dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>>
>
> Mmm. Split open the potato and stuff it with cheese,
> broccoli and either ham or chicken. Or skip the
> cheese and use the dill dip. Heat the whole thing up.
> Sounds better than tacos to me.
>
> Naomi D.

I was just thinking, ****... baked potatoes and broccoli and
cheese and she is asking what to do with this stuff? <G>

Jill
 
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Mike Beede

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, Naomi Darvell <[email protected]> wrote:

> Mmm. Split open the potato and stuff it with cheese,
> broccoli and either ham or chicken. Or skip the
> cheese and use the dill dip. Heat the whole thing up.
> Sounds better than tacos to me.

Not if you're more than one person. The frittata suggestion
has the virtue of stretching things....

Mike Beede
 
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Nancy Young

Guest
Deacon wrote:

> The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute it to
> Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate) began with:
>
> "Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"
>
> Not in this house.....there is never left over lobster....

I had to laugh, I saw that on some show just a week or so
ago. Too funny. Another one was Giada (?) when she made
something with 'leftover' spaghetti. She pulls out a
container of uncooked dry spaghetti. Huh? What's leftover
about that? If that's the case, I have a pantry full of
leftover pasta.

nancy
 
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Wayne Boatwrigh

Guest
Deacon <[email protected]tmail.com> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 00:49:35 GMT, Dawn <d-
> [email protected]> wrote:
>
>>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>>of taco shells or tortillas. Gee, if I had all that on
>>hand I would be making tacos and not scrounging through
>>the bins looking for supper. That's not leftovers, that's
>>a meal plan.
>>
>>I want to see one of those fancy TV cooks come up with
>>something for a leftover baked potato, some cold steamed
>>broccoli, half a cup of grated cheese, about 4 oz of ham
>>steak, and a frozen chicken breast. There might be some
>>dill dip left in there too. Those are leftovers.
>>
>>
>>
>>Dawn who definitely needs to go grocery shopping tomorrow
>>
>>
> The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute it to
> Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate) began with:
>
> "Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"
>
> Not in this house.....there is never left over lobster....
>

That's about the same as "start with a half pound of
leftover pate de fois gras! :)

Wayne
 
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Janet Bostwick

Guest
"Deacon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute it to
> Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate) began with:
>
> "Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"
>
> Not in this house.....there is never left over lobster....

Wasn't that The Barefoot Contessa or one of those shows that
features festivals around the country? I know the show they
had on the lobster festival was a hoot for the rest of us.
Everyone one at the festival had leftover lobster. Janet
 
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Mike Beede

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:

> Check out some of the diet plans in a supermarket magazine
> sometime. Breakfast on day 1 is a slice of pumpernickel, a
> wedge of Gouda and a quarter canteloupe.. Day 2 is a slice
> of raisin toast, half a banana, and an HB egg. Day 3 is
> half a bagel, 1Tblsp of cream cheese, and a cup of
> strawberries. Etc., etc. By the end of the week, you have
> a 'fridge full of loaves of bread, moldering fruit, and
> open cheese packets. And this is just breakfast! OTOH, I
> suppose they're just supposed to be suggestions.

I never thought of it before, but it sounds like the old
"rinse, lather, and repeat" strategy in action. If someone's
dumb enough to go for it, you sell a lot of extra food.

Mike Beede
 
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Curly Sue

Guest
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 11:03:24 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 00:49:35 GMT, Dawn <d-
>[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>I know you've seen them. What you can do if you *just
>>happen* to have a pound of leftover beef in the fridge
>>along with, oh, some fresh tomatoes and peppers and a box
>>of taco shells or tortillas.
>
>Check out some of the diet plans in a supermarket magazine
>sometime. Breakfast on day 1 is a slice of pumpernickel, a
>wedge of Gouda and a quarter canteloupe.. Day 2 is a slice
>of raisin toast, half a banana, and an HB egg. Day 3 is
>half a bagel, 1Tblsp of cream cheese, and a cup of
>strawberries. Etc., etc. By the end of the week, you have a
>'fridge full of loaves of bread, moldering fruit, and open
>cheese packets. And this is just breakfast! OTOH, I suppose
>they're just supposed to be suggestions.

I've noticed that too!

>As for leftovers in ingredient lists, *my* favorite is 2
>cups of "leftover" diced, cooked chicken breast.

Really? When I make chicken I cook a couple of extra breasts
for such recipes.

Sue(tm) Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
 
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Curly Sue

Guest
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:49:37 GMT, Deacon <[email protected]>
wrote:

>The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute it to
>Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate) began with:
>
>"Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"
>
>Not in this house.....there is never left over lobster....

We have leftover lobster (and leftover scallops, shrimp,
haddock, clams) after Christmas Eve. :>

OTOH, that's the only time we have it.

Sue(tm) Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
 
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Janet Bostwick

Guest
"kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
snip>
> Shoots, and what do I have in my 'fridge? Tortillas,
> carrots and fresh ginger. That's it. Can't do much with
> that. I don't even have a stick
of
> butter or some cheese.
>
> kilikini :-(
>
>
Darn! You can't even make the following soup. From "How To
Cook Everything," by Mark Bittman.

Soup

"Boiled Water"

4 cups water 6 to 10 cloves garlic, lightly crushed 1 bay
leaf salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 thick slices French or
Italian bread (slightly stale bread is fine)
2/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
Minced fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan or stockpot
and bring to a boil. Cover partially and turn the heat to
very low. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.

While the soup is cooking, place the olive oil in a large
skillet over medium heat. Brown the slices of bread in the
oil, turning occasionally; for a total of about 5 minutes.

Put the bread in bowls and top with the grated cheese.
Strain the soup into the bowls, garnish, and serve.

Janet
 
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Dawn

Guest
jmcquown wrote:

> Naomi Darvell wrote:
>>
>>Mmm. Split open the potato and stuff it with cheese,
>> broccoli and either ham or chicken. Or skip the
>> cheese and use the dill dip. Heat the whole thing up.
>> Sounds better than tacos to me.
>>
>>Naomi D.
>
>
> I was just thinking, ****... baked potatoes and
> broccoli and cheese and she is asking what to do with
> this stuff? <G>
>
> Jill

LOL! I think my problem was I was looking at about a half
serving of anything and needed to feed two. Well, I rose to
the occasion. Grabbed some onion and some cream and made
broccoli cheddar soup. Cut the chicken into 'fingers' so it
would cook fast and I could split the pieces between the two
of us, and browned them in the skillet with seasoning. I
just nuked the potato and ate it because my husband didn't
want any. He had most of the pan of soup, though.

I think I'll put the ham in some eggs in the morning.

Dawn
 
D

Dog3

Guest
Nancy Young <[email protected]> deliciously posted in
news:[email protected]:

> Deacon wrote:
>
>> The recipe I always found funny (I want to attribute
>> it to Martha Stewart, but that may not be accurate)
>> began with:
>>
>> "Start with 2 cups of leftover lobster"
>>
>> Not in this house.....there is never left over
>> lobster....
>
> I had to laugh, I saw that on some show just a week or so
> ago. Too funny. Another one was Giada (?) when she made
> something with 'leftover' spaghetti. She pulls out a
> container of uncooked dry spaghetti. Huh? What's leftover
> about that? If that's the case, I have a pantry full of
> leftover pasta.
>
> nancy
>

ROFL... No lobster left over here either. It's more like
left over baked/grilled chicken or maybe a roast. I saw that
show you posted about. Was that stupid or what? Not one
damned left over and ya' can't cook the left overs the same
as the fresh stuff.

Michael
--
Deathbed statement...

"Codeine . . . bourbon." ~~Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d.
December 12, 1968
 
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Jmcquown

Guest
Dawn wrote:
> jmcquown wrote:
>
>> Naomi Darvell wrote:
>>>
>>> Mmm. Split open the potato and stuff it with cheese,
>>> broccoli and either ham or chicken. Or skip the
>>> cheese and use the dill dip. Heat the whole thing
>>> up. Sounds better than tacos to me.
>>>
>>> Naomi D.
>>
>>
>> I was just thinking, ****... baked potatoes and
>> broccoli and cheese and she is asking what to do with
>> this stuff? <G>
>>
>> Jill
>
> LOL! I think my problem was I was looking at about a half
> serving of anything and needed to feed two. Well, I rose
> to the occasion. Grabbed some onion and some cream and
> made broccoli cheddar soup. Cut the chicken into
> 'fingers' so it would cook fast and I could split the
> pieces between the two of us, and browned them in the
> skillet with seasoning. I just nuked the potato and ate
> it because my husband didn't want any. He had most of the
> pan of soup, though.
>
> I think I'll put the ham in some eggs in the morning.
>
>
> Dawn

OOOOH! I love broccoli cheddar soup! Good going, Dawn!

Jill