Monday, January 31, 2011

Leftovers

One of the BEST things about cooking for you and your family is the almost guaranteed existence of leftovers for the following day.  You can package your homemade goodies in Tupperware and eat them for lunch, or come home after a long day at work and fire up that toaster oven.  If you are a Sunday cooker, you are doing your Monday worker self a big favor.

I made a quick stop at the grocery after work today, mostly for TP, but also picked up a few fresh items.  One of the trickiest things about living in a metropolis is the distance you have from fresh food.  If you are a big vegetable and fruit eater, like Mr. PT and I, you find yourself in the produce section at least twice a week.  So, if I have to make a pit stop for something silly but necessary (like TP), I always grab a few fruits and veggies for storage.  Today, I got fresh green lettuce, 2 avocados, grapes, and a pack of mushrooms.  I didn't need any of these items for dinner tonight, but I know I will use them later this week.

So tonight, I resurfaced the hummus with some freshly drizzled olive oil and served it with toasted ciabatta, carrots, tomatoes, and cheese.  I mixed the table up with some steamed edamame (loaded with FIBER!) and grapes.  It was quite delicious!



We still have extras for lunch tomorrow! No complaints here. Overall, a  very satisfying dinner.  We finished dinner with a handful of chocolate covered raisins saved from a movie night over the weekend.

It was a day to celebrate the glories of leftovers.


4 comments:

Adele said...

Classic dinner for you two, just remember, red meat is good for you too :)

Hannah G. said...

Holy balls, I can't believe that was ALL YOU ATE FOR DINNER. That would never in a million years fill Noah up, even if he wasn't sharing with me. Any ideas for hearty, healthy meals you can share in this shiny new blog of yours Mrs. PT?? ;)

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

You would be surprised how quickly the protein and fiber fills you up! But yes, heartier meals are on the way! :)