, we have my parents over for the afternoon and they stayed for dinner. The menu was pretty simple so we could enjoy time together versus having to fuss over getting dinner ready.
I prepped the meat morning before they arrived ( 4 large chicken breasts) by filleting them and trimming the fat to get them ready to marinate all day. I used a McCormick’s marinade seasoning packet (brown sugar bourbon) which I followed the directions on the back PLUS dumped what was left of our OJ in as well. Stirred all up and placed the meat in and made sure it was all coated and put in the fridge for later. I used my large pampered chef batter bowl which works so well for stuff like this- it has a lid and the glass cleans up easily enough so I don’t have to waste a plastic bag.
I had picked up some asparagus and mom brought potatoes (sweet for us, red skinned for the guys) and some tomatoes. Needless to say, we had quite an awesome spread on the grill. Our grill was also ALMOST not big enough.
Isn't this beautiful food???
Haha so anyway. On to the more serious point of this post. That not only did we have some awesome dinner on Sunday, but I also went on to have some other awesome dinners with the leftovers.
See that? Leftovers don't have to be boring!! I cut up the chicken, asparagus and sweet potatoes left from Snday, added some quinoa, cilantro, and some cherry tomatoes. I added just a little lime juice and Parmesan cheese. I was pretty happy with this concoction.
The next night, I switched it up just a little more. I took a whole avocado and some buffalo sauce and put it in my bullet blender to make an amazing sauce. Meanwhile, put some zucchini, tomatoes, and sweet potato in the skillet to cook and added quinoa. I threw in the rest of the asparagus and chicken and the rest is history. Delicious, delicious history.
I love when I can use the same ingredients in different ways so I don't feel like I am eating the same thing over and over again.
Do you re-purpose your left overs??