Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Ideas for turning your deli meat tray leftovers into breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners. ~~~ If you hosted a Super Bowl party last night, your refrigerator this morning might look a lot like ours—full of leftovers. As we prepared our deli meat and cheese tray, sandwich fixings, wings and guacamole, we figured we would have …

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There’s not much on the menu this week because I’m heading to a conference tomorrow and won’t be back until Thursday. Tonight we’re having leftover slow cooker chicken Marsala, a recipe from Simple Nourished Living that I tweaked a bit. I used thighs, instead of breasts, which melted in the cooker – so flavorful. I …

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I still have turkey stock in the refrigerator from last weekend when I just had to make some post-Thanksgiving gravy for our leftovers. Hopefully, it’s still good – it was amazing when I tasted it. If it hasn’t gone off, I might satisfy a longtime hankering for tortellini en brodo (in broth) tonight. My pasta maker …

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My menu is such a tease. I made nothing on last week’s On the Menu except for chicken cacciatore on Sunday night and my Thanksgiving dishes – Nantucket cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and maple pecan pie. I should have known. We had plenty of leftover chicken cacciatore, Jim’s venison meatloaf and Thanksgiving leftovers too. Jim’s …

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