Today, friends, I have a fantastic weekend dinner for you. One that you let cook all afternoon and then sit down with good wine and good company to savor. It’s the kind of dish you take a bite of and melt right into. The kind where you take your time to eat and drag it out because there’s good food, good wine and good conversation and you have nowhere you’d rather be. These are my favorite kind of meals.
I once entered into a pasta sauce cooking competition with my team at work. We were to each make a pot of our own homemade sauce and we would be judged by our peers. So I made sauce!! And it was good!! Really good!! And I lost…. The sauce I made was a really fantastic red sauce with small meatballs. Compared to the sauce that won, mine wasn’t particularly hearty and considering I was feeding a team of ten men, it was a big error on my part. I didn’t cook to my audience. I wanted my audience to love what I wanted to make. Lesson learned eh?
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.