Put it together, and what’ve you got? (sing along)


This is a plate made completely of leftovers. The mystery meat is meatloaf – I make it thin and bake it in the toaster oven for about twenty to thirty minutes instead of an hour in the big oven.

The colorful grain dish is a mélange of barley and rice, with the addition of some onion and mushroom sofrito that I hadn’t used all of in another dish, and the remainder of the toppings that were in excess of need at the time I made the last pizza. I never worry about making too much of something like this because it is like “money in the bank” when it comes time to make a meal.

Even the broccoli is leftover; it took just a quick steam to bring it to eating temperature.

The breadsticks were sliced off the focaccia and toasted up to crunchy goodness.

It’s almost like getting a free meal – a completely delicious and satisfying meal!


About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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10 Responses to Put it together, and what’ve you got? (sing along)

  1. gypsy97 says:

    WOW! I rarely throw any leftovers away, but you definitely have me beat in your creative use of them. At least neither of us wastes food.


    • judilyn says:

      Being creative is a human trait, I think. It just manifests in different ways in different people. I always wanted to be able to create beautiful things, but have no talent to do so in any of the traditional media. So I take photographs and cook food! ;->


  2. Clanmother says:

    My mouth is watering…


  3. Sherry says:

    And it obviously tastes as good as it looks. Amazing that your left overs look better than most plates in a restaurant.


    • judilyn says:

      Thank you! Ya’ know – that’s exactly what I keep thinking. I am grateful that I like to cook, and that it comes so naturally for me. Love to encourage others to do the same.


  4. LFFL says:

    You are the queen of leftover magic! I’ll have to stop by for dinner.


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