Getting Creative with Leftovers – 04/02/20

This past Sunday, I made four meats and a smile. That was a dish that included rice, peas, kidney beans, onions, and four types of meat. The smile came from my face when I was eating it.

Since I knew I would not be leaving the house during the work week, I made enough to have as lunch and dinner leftovers. Now, as much as I enjoy eating these leftovers, it can get a little monotonous. Even if you mix it up with different sauces or cheeses, the basics are still the basics. I know I’ll be eating them for at least lunch tomorrow (and possibly dinner again), so I decided that I would switch things up just a little for dinner tonight.

I took a small portion of rice and a small portion of the meat mixture and put in a bowl. I added two eggs, about a tablespoon of milk, and a handful of cheese, and mixed it all together. I have a small non-stick frying pan, so after that was heated up, I put the mixture in there. I stirred it around for a couple of minutes, almost like scrambled eggs, but I stopped stirring once the the eggs were no longer runny. I put a lid on it and let it sit for another couple of minutes. When stirring, it’s important to make sure that nothing is sticking to the pan. The eggs might be sticky at first, but once they start cooking on the bottom, they should be okay (depending on your pan).

I took a peek and the eggs were completely cooked on top. My dad’s usually does this Spanish tortilla style, and the trick is to then flip this over and cook the top, but I wanted to have one side crispy and one side soft.

I know that I am biased, but it looks like a thing of beauty to me. I didn’t really expect it to come out in one piece with the coloring that I was hoping for.

Biting into this, I was glad that I made it. The rice and meat mixture were really transformed, so I felt like I was eating an entirely different meal. I think the milk made it a little fluffier, so I had the nice light inside and the crispy outside.

This was a fun way for me to do something different with leftovers. It felt like I had something new, so my tastebuds were happy. A great way to Stay Positive!

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