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Friday, March 22, 2013

Leftovers Get a Remake

Leftovers are great and while we both enjoy cooking, it’s nice when there’s extras for another meal, preferably NOT the next night.

Our recent pulled pork dinner was great as was the crockpot chicken stew two days later. We had invited friends to join us for both meals, but still had leftovers, we combined them for a different meal.

Both the pork and the chicken were already cooked; the pork was shredded and so we did the same for the chicken. This prep time was relatively very easy.

Our new meal — pork and chicken burritos.

First, the oven was preheated to 375 degrees. Using a package of corn tortillas, IMG_8954Grenville added shredded pork in two and shredded chicken in another two, then rolled and folded both ends. Leftover sauce from the crockpot chicken was spread on the bottom of a baking dish and on top of the tortillas. This was all covered with some a LOT of shredded cheddar cheese and oven-baked for 30 minutes. Coleslaw was leftover from another meal (finished in this one).

These were filling enough to only have one, so again leftovers for another meal, plus the extra tortillas made great breakfast wraps.

Do you have a favorite way to use certain leftovers ?

8 comments:

Daisy said...

Those burritos sound really good! I kind of like having leftovers--means less cooking for me, and I'm all for that. Hope you have a nice weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

These look delicious...too bad we weren't around!!?..:)JP

The Odd Essay said...

Sure looks good to me! My husband will eat anything, which makes dinners a breeze. The only problem with using leftovers is that sometimes you come up with a really fantastic dish... but can never replicate it because you used ... a little of that from that meal; some from that meal... then added a little cilantro... or garlic... or.. whatever. It's a once only dish!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great way to use leftovers. I love it when We can enjoy a meal the second time around. One of my favorites after making a roast, is having sandwiches the next day.

Country Gal said...

Good idea , looks and sounds Yummy ! Have a good evening !

HermitJim said...

Sounds like a pretty good meal to me! I like leftovers...always have!

Come to think of it, I like food, period!

Doris said...

You are very creative and sounds yummy!

Sandra said...

we love left overs, and I always make enough for at least one more meal, sometimes 2 more. and yes, i have a favorite way to make left overs. put them on a plate and stick in microwave oven, and push 2 minutes and remove... sign me funny bunny in florida

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