I've written about my goal to make less food, and I have done really well toward this goal. Some nights, there is nary a bite left over. We call those clean plate meals.
|chicken tikka masala comes from heaven, and comes together in 15 minutes with Trader Joe's simmer sauce|
|I love a meal that goes into one bowl|
|I need to bite it|
I could have sworn I had a photo of the summer grill table full of marinated chicken, spicy sausage, corn and salad but I can't find it so you'll have to use your imagination.
After all of this deliciousness, it came to pass that I found myself with a fridge full of really good leftovers one night, and I was determined to use them. I requested a vote to decide which of the yumminesses would fulfill its destiny on that fine night, but that resulted in a tie that I didn't want to break. I had the time and the inclination, so I made both.
Please forgive my ridiculously poor and random photographs.
|On the left, frying up some rice with savory veg. On the right, I scrambled eggs with diced green chiles & carnitas|
|What mess? Check out the towering tupperware|
|Summer grill surplus was made big bite sized while I added some veggie stock and seasonings to the rice dish|
The machaca, though?
Once we'd eaten our way through those pesky lefties, I took inspiration from Jane and tried my hand at slow cooked ribs for another clean plate special:
|Heaven in a flour tortilla.|
|Jane, the crock pot works really, really well but you can really only fit one rack. I finished them on the grill|
I just noticed that there are no humans in any of these photos, and that we eat a shit ton of meat. But hey, we run anemic 'round these parts, and it's all grass fed and preservative free* and surrounded by bountiful veggie sides.
*Except the ribs, they were full of nitrates and woe.