So it seems that Sunday Gravy was my 50th post! Who knew?! And it only took me two plus years to get there. So hooray for an LSL milestone! Let’s hope the 100th isn’t another two years away. I’m glad my 50th was Sunday Gravy. I really like that recipe but don’t worry #51 isn’t a bad one either. (really great transition there Laur; really great) Anyway……
Just the other week I made us a roast beef dinner. It was really good. Very tender and served with homemade gravy and roasted potatoes and vegetables. I bought the smallest roast I could and even though we ate plenty, there was still so much leftover. I mean a roast for just two people? You go into it knowing you’ll be making more than one meal of it.
After a few days of sandwiches and a dinner of open faced hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy I still had roast beef leftover! Really. It was time for this roast to be finished.
I hadn’t initially intended on sharing this with you but it was just too delicious not to. As you know, part of my new commitment to our kitchen is to use up leftover bits and pieces in the refrigerator and pantry and not be wasteful. Well, it was lunchtime and instead of running out to pick up lunch supplies I pulled a couple burger patties out of the freezer, some fresh pineapple leftover from my pineapple salsa, the last few slices of triple smoke deli ham, some jalapenos, and a bit of red onion. The one thing I did grab, was the burger buns from our favorite bakery around the corner. They have the nicest bread and croissants. Total bonus that they’re cheaper than buying bread from the grocery store and it tastes so much better!
With just two of us in the house it can be really hard to not waste food. One of our biggest pet peeves is throwing food away. It is just so wasteful and I feel guilty throwing it away.
We always try to do better. I’ve stopped cooking dinner one night a week and we just pull out all of the little containers in the fridge and we each make a plate with what’s available. Somehow there’s always bits that still get thrown away. Enter ~ Leftover Revamp. I’m hoping you enjoy this and that it will become a regular feature on LSL. The goal here is to take a leftover item or two and combine it with pantry items and staples from the fridge to create a completely different meal than the original.