Well, I have to declare the first Leftover Tuesdays a resounding success! I just might get over my childhood fear of leftovers with help from all my fellow creative LOT bloggers. These entries turned all kinds of leftovers–meat, poultry, bread, fish–into some wonderful new creations. The entries also represent contributions from 10 countries and 5 continents–we look forward bloggers from Africa and Antarctica joining for LOT 2.
Drop me an email or make a comment if you have a favorite you’d like to praise. The main point here is to have fun, but we might have a few fun awards as part of this too. Enough prelude, on to the leftovers!
Sarina of TriniGourmet.com made Goolab Jamoon Pudding. She turned her leftover Goolab into this tasty treat. Fear not, if you don’t have any leftover Goolab, Sarina says leftover glazed doughnuts or stale bread would do too. If like me you don’t know what Goolab is, you’ll have to visit Sarina’s site to learn more about that and other interesting food from Trinidad.
Faith, who writes on Gather, a fun online community I also belong to, made a Tomato Chicken Curry. Faith had leftover roasted chicken an vegetables, which she put to use with a vareity of Indian spices. Looks very tasty!
Francesco over at The Food Traveller made Belgian Bread Pudding, demonstrating much more can be done with leftover bread other than just toasting it! This would be a great dessert for any number of the entrees, or can be a sweet treat for breakfast.
Y over on Lemonpi cooked up curried vegetable puffs, using a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Ingredients included scraps of pastry that had been rerolled for a second use, an opened jar of chilli and ginger Masala paste, and odd bits of vegetables that were lying around. Sounds like these puff were a hit with Y’s friends, and I can see why!
My creation for the first LOT was Red Curry Chicken. This was a fast way to transform my savory roast chicken into something with some spice for the next night. This roast chicken will still be contributing to our table, as I also made some chicken veggie stock that awaits in the freezer.
Ulrike over on Küchenlatein made burgers with her leftovers. Now, this is not a burger you could order at McDonald’s, mind you. Ulrike combined leftover pork with pickled cabbage, and served them on homemade buns that she had saved in her freezer. If McDonald’s served burgers like this I might actually visit the golden arches occasionally!
Brigitte from Kuchendunst aus Singapur made beef filet for her LOT entry. I’m still working on trying translate the site from German, but it looks tasty from the photos!
Rachel of Rachel’s Bite contributes her Leftover Fish and Random Pantry Salsa. Rachel found a tropical fruit salsa was the thing to add to her leftover Red Snapper Alicante. She had a well-stocked pantry for whipping up a tasty salsa because she’s apparently working her way through Food & Wines 100 Foods To Try list.
Brilynn over on Jumpo Empanadas created Chicken and Mango Quesa-dilluhs. She was worried she might not have anything for LOT when her risotto was all gobbled up, but came through with inventive use of roasted chicken, pita bread and a Curried Mango Grille sauce I need to find!
My sister Pam and her friend Doug were guest bloggers here on CookingChat and shared their 3 Course Leftover Feast. They scoured their fridge and pantry to create a salad with blue cheese dressing, a french onion soup with some interesting twists, and BBQ chicken. A three course LOT entry, that’s impressive!
Freya from Writing at the Kitchen Table turned one container of leftover ricotta into a two-course meal. Starting course was Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries (who says pancakes are just for breakfast?!?) followed by Farfalle with Peas, Bacon and Ricotta. Now, I didn’t see any reference to dessert; don’t imagine there was any room left! Two courses out of one leftover is definitely impressive.
oh wow 🙂 I’ve bookmarked so many of these 😀 thanks so much for hosting this 🙂 I can’t wait to take part in every one, looking forward to the next theme! 🙂
The Food Traveller
Nice idea and fun to join in !!!
Hello David, thanks for the round-up. I got some new ideas, but sorry to say, I am a woman :-). Ulrike is a girls name
Sorry I messed up the pronouns Ulrike, I’ve fixed it. The global nature of things like this is fun but can lead to misunderstandings!
Good beginnings for LOT, I feel like I have to make risotto again just to have leftovers for next time.
Thanks for fixing the problem ;-).
But what do you think of these Beef Burgers? My sons like it more than those from the Arches or the King and I am proud of it.
Looks like everyone had such great ideas!! I really hope I have some leftovers to use so I can join in next month.
Thanks for the first LOT write up. Enjoyed participating as I always somehow cook too much and than need to be creative of what to about it. And all this while competing against French cuisine
Thanks for hosting, David. The event got my creative juices flowing and helped me get out of my food rut. I mean, how many more times can I make a roast chicken salad? Well, actually, lots! LOL!
What a great idea. It goes to show that food is not really ‘left over’ until it is past its best. I will be sure to join in the next round and with Arfi (whose food always looks fab), be your second contributor from New Zealand.
Wow… I just discovered leftover Tuesdays. What a great idea — and what fascinating and inspirational contributions. Count me in for February!