Appetizer Leftovers

When you do a lot of home cooking like I do, sometimes you just have to plan a night to use up all the leftovers.  But this night was different than your typical “heat-up-the-leftovers” night.  Here’s what we did:

  • potato skins (my generous neighbor gave me a bunch of potatoes and they were going to go bad if I didn’t cook them)
  • pigs in a blanket (made with leftover bacon/brown sugar smokies)
  • cinnamon twists

Brief digression:  Turned out that the can of biscuit dough I’d planned to use for the pigs in a blanket was already used to make homemade donuts, so the only thing I had available was a can of Pillsbury pizza dough.  I knew it would have way more in the can than I would need for the PIAB so we just sprinkled the leftover with sugar and cinnamon, twisted them up, baked, and then put on a glaze made of powdered sugar and milk. Aaaand yer welcome.

  • kale chips (made with the leftover kale I bought for the sausage, escarole & bean soup earlier in the week)
  • crab rangoon (made with the leftover wontons from wonton soup; as an economical decision I tried Chicken Of The Sea Crabmeat in a can, and was pleasantly surprised!)

Do you ever do this kind of thing, remaking and reusing what’s left from other meals and making it into something new?

And do you ever eat in front of the tv?

‘Cause that’s what the Packers blanket means we did. 🙂


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