3 Things to Make with Leftovers

If you haven’t figured it out by now, my meal rotation goes something like this: recipe from Gourmet, salad, recipe from Smitten Kitchen, pasta, pizza, salad. Maybe it’s a little boring to keep posting the same meals over and over, but I think it’s important. I think it’s important not to hide the fact that I make some really boring stuff sometimes. I also think it’s important to share ideas about how to make the boring stuff less boring. So here is a pasta, a salad, and a pizza made with last week’s leftovers.

mushroomasparaguspasta

Angel hair pasta with mushrooms and asparagus. This would have felt more like a meal if I had made the pasta with mushrooms and served the asparagus on the side.

DSC02531Greek-style Cobb salad. Did you know there are ivory bell peppers? They are slightly less sweet than green peppers. Is there even any lettuce under there? Somewhere.

pizzainovenHomemade pizza using Joy of Cooking crust. As it turns out, it’s pretty important to let the crust rise a few minutes before you top it. Also, preheat your baking stone or sheet — it makes the crust nice and crispy on the bottom. Roll the dough onto parchment paper or a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal for easy transfer.

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