Feeling a bit like an Eskimo? While Santoni’s is most definitely still open, many of you are snuggled up with hot chocolate and Netflix, enjoying your snow day. The only thing that could ruin the day is the delivery guy being unable to make it to your house- what to do for dinner? Two options:
1) Hitch up the Huskies and “mush” your way on over to Santoni’s- the soup is hot and the fried chicken is ready to go!
2) Pull your leftovers from the fridge, and we’re going to guide you through some quick recipes to get you through the storm.
Speaking of Chicken…
I know you got excited when you stopped by our Hot Case, and if you have a little chicken left over, here’s what you can do.
Chicken Quesadillas: chop the chicken and add cheddar cheese and Pepper Jack for a little kick. Served with salsa and sour cream, and throw in some corn, black olives, broccoli, or sliced green or red peppers.
Our Steak is on Sale, You know…
Go for a Stir-Fry. Sauté your steak with your favorite veggies, soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil. Cook up some rice to round out the meal.
Or cube your leftover steak to start the recipe for Beef Stew. Dip it in flour, slightly brown the beef with oil in a large pot. Add broth, chopped onions and veggies, some cubed potatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about two hours or until the potatoes are soft.
You can also use leftover steak for a hearty Beef Stroganoff. Sauté your steak with some onion and garlic. In another pot, whisk together some milk and flour to make a thick sauce. Add the steak and then some sour cream. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
In case you need things like measurements and times: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/127/Hamburger_Stroganoff846.shtml
Try a Little Ground Beef…
Shepherd’s Pie- is there a better snow day comfort food? Sauté some onions with butter, then add your leftover meat along with some carrots, peas and corn. Add some gravy, salt and pepper. Put the whole thing in a baking dish, top with mashed potatoes and bake until heated through.
Here’s a more specific recipe in case you need a little help: http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com/2012/12/10/shepards-pie/
Taco Salad basically has 3 steps: Crumble the meat with some salsa. In a big bowl, toss together chopped romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, black olives, tomato and peppers. Top the salad with the meat and salsa, along with some cheese and crushed tortilla chips.
Or, if you’re the type that is still in their pajamas, go get a box of Macaroni and Cheese, follow the directions, then mix in your ground beef. Happy Eating!
http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-ideas/easy-dinner-ideas/10-meals-to-make-from-leftovers.htm – All recipes were adapted from this super handy source. They have awesome tips, and I don’t feel guilty at all.