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!