Sometimes I wonder why I post my dinner menus. It seems a little silly to broadcast to the world what we are eating at Chez Leftovers. However, I find a lot of recipe ideas from viewing other blogger's menus, so it only seems fair that I return the favor.
When viewing other blogger's menus and recipes, an ingredient we like often catches my eye, like the sweet potatoes in Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos. (I keep looking for new ways to incorporate sweet potatoes in our diet, so if you have a recipe, please leave me a link in the comment section). Other times I see a recipe like Char Siu that looks delicious and notice the flavors of that item would blend well in an ‘”encore meal”. I also discover dishes that will allow me to use up my leftovers like Hashbrown Crusted Quiche. So thank you to all the bloggers who share their menus and recipes; you inspire me to try new meals! If you are in need of inspiration I suggest you visit Menu Plan Monday, where you will find several hundred menus.
I should also note, that although I am a gluten-free cook, some of the recipes I link to are not. If you would like to know how I have adapted them, feel free to leave a question in the comment section or email me at AleasLeftovers@sbcglobal.net.
Monday – Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos and salad
Tuesday – Char Siu (I am going to use chicken thighs as Sheila suggests), Brown Rice, and Glazed Carrots
Wednesday – Use leftover chicken from Char Siu, rice, and carrots to make Orange-Ginger Stir Fry
Thursday – YOYO Dinner
Friday – Vegetable Garden Minestrone Soup and Salad
Sunday – Dinner with friends. I am spending Day with one of my favorite cooks. I usually bring a salad and a dessert when we get together. I will decide what I am bringing once I know what she is planning on serving.
Are you going to get Mother’s Day off from cooking?