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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Queen of Leftovers - Breakfast Meat

As you may have previously read, I hate food waste. It makes me really upset to throw away food. I get this from my mother. So, I like to get creative with my leftovers, and make a point of using them up.
Last night, Grant and I ate at a local restaurant. He had some kind of manly breakfast platter boasting 3 kinds of meat - ham, bacon, and sausage. It also came with biscuits and gravy and hash browns. He definitely had leftovers. As you may have also previously read, I love cooking leftovers.
So, this morning, I wanted to use that meat up for breakfast, because I love hot breakfast on the weekends. I looked in the fridge and also noticed some green onions that need to be eaten, so I chopped a few up.

Lastly, I took out some canned biscuits and prepared them to normal package directions.

I arranged the meat, the little bit of hash browns, and the green onions in a pan on medium heat. This is pretty simple, I just turned the items periodically until everything was well-heated. The meat had plenty of grease in it, so I didn't add any oil to the pan. In my opinion, reheating it on the stove has better results than using the microwave.

Voila! I served this on the table with a little butter and jam for the biscuits, and it was really good.

Now, readers, what do you think about a leftover cooking blog? Should I branch "The Queen of Leftovers" into its own blog? Should I keep it as a weekly feature here on Good Morning, Sunshine? Tell me what you think in the comments.


  1. Great idea! We don't usually come home with a lot of leftovers from restaurants, but I am constantly trying to re-purpose my food from the day before. I seem to be the only one who will eat the leftovers for days on end (we do a lot of soups and bean dishes). I have found that I have better luck if I make a big pot of beans at the beginning of the week and then make them into different smaller meals throughout the week. My favorite way to use up what is in my fridge is stir fry!

    1. We love stir fry too! And fried rice! And just about anything goes nicely in a soup! I think it's so fun to use up leftovers!


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