Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Fridge is Full of Leftovers!

I'm not a big fan of leftovers normally. I am getting better, but I'm just not a big fan of eating things twice in such a short span of time. I don't care how good it was the first time around, most things are not as delectable reheated.

Of course we keep all our leftovers and thankfully my husband is pretty good about eating them. I try to find ways to use them in new dishes so I can trick myself into thinking I'm eating something different.

Last week the fridge was starting to overflow with random leftovers. I had no idea what to do with them to make them more appealing so I could convince myself to eat them. Thankfully a fellow blogger came to rescue. I was browsing Delish and she had just posted about Crescent Chicken Pockets. They looked really good and I got to thinking about the crescent rolls I had in the fridge and maybe I could combine some of the leftovers to make my own crescent pockets.

Mine were nothing like hers because I let my fridge lead the way and most of my leftovers had a decidedly Mexican theme so I went with it. They turned out pretty good and I can see us employing this technique many times in the future. My husband said that if we had used Italian ingredients they would have been like homemade calzones.

Crescent Pockets

Source: Delish

refried beans
2 leftover grilled chicken strips
3 leftover fried potatoes, with one minced shallot
leftover corn, sauteed with minced garlic, cumin, lime juice and cilantro
wrapped in crescent rolls, sprayed with olive oil
topped with bread crumbs mixed with a little dry ranch dressing mix


Jen said...

ooooo! That looks yummy! I will have to post one of my crescent roll recipes when I get home. If you enjoyed this, you will probably like mine!

That Girl said...

I love that it's leftover week all over the internet!

Patsyk said...

Now that's the best way to clear out the fridge! I'm not always good at using up what's left, but every once in awhile I get inspired like you did!

Veggie Mom said...

Gotta love those leftovers! I'm going to try this recipe soon. BTW, I found your blog thru another link. I'm new to the Blogosphere--please drop by sometime! :)

Veggie Mom said...

Jaime: Thanks so much for visiting Eat Your Veggies! I've been blogging so much today about that blueberry pie, I think I'll bake one tomorrow! BTW, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY this week, & all you have to do is visit and comment about the foods you DON'T like (we already know something about those you DO like!). The contest ends Friday, so please check it out at http://poprs.blogspot.com/2008/06/giveaway-tuesday.html Look forward to hearing from you soon!