Saturday 7 January 2012

January Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 was a leftovers kind of day. Finishing off bread and ham for lunch, leftover curry and rice for dinner, banana slice for afternoon tea. I have no problem eating the same dinner two nights in a row (three is a bit much) but here's some ideas if you're the sort of person who gets bored easily and prefers something different every night, but wants to put leftovers to good use.
  • Make a big pot of bolognese sauce, and use it to make different meals, such as spaghetti, lasagne, on roast potatoes, or spice it up for nachos.
  • Give stews or casseroles a makeover by using them as pie filling.
  • Freeze your leftovers in individual portions to use for lunches later in the week, or as standby dinners for nights you don't have time to cook.
In an update on the garden, there are lots of zucchini, and I picked the first lebanese eggplant. There should be many more in about a week. The button squash are starting to fruit, and there are also tiny baby pickling cucumbers appearing on the vine. I have about a million chillies slowly ripening - and a new variety has sprung up - it's a slightly larger chilli that grows pointing downwards - it probably sprouted from a supermarket chilli.There are tomatoes, but nothing ripe yet. Come on Summer - we need more sun!

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