In less than 36 hours (not that I’m counting), I’ll be heading up to Maine for 9 beautiful days of beachside vacationing. I’ll be driving straight from there to the summit, and since I’ll be spending tomorrow evening in Connecticut, I basically needed to empty my refrigerator today.
I used to despise leftovers. I suppose I wanted every meal to be as exciting as possible, and that meant never eating the same thing twice. Over time, however, I’ve learned to be a bit more creative with my leftovers, should I find some in my refrigerator. Sometimes a repeat meal can be even better than the original; on other occasions, a fresh idea can add a bit of a thrill to an old container in the back of the fridge.
Today was one of those days when I needed an inventive concept for my leftover cilantro pesto and pizza cheese. A friend of mine mentioned she was cooking up some stuffed peppers, and I just happened to have stolen a bright orange pepper from my mother yesterday. So, I roasted it up, stuffed some lentils inside, and topped each half with the remaining spreads.
On the plate alongside sweet potato and string beans.
I should probably go pack.
Do you enjoy your leftovers as is? Or do you use them to create something new?