With just the two of us, chops and steaks and chicken breasts often make more sense for dinner. There are no leftovers for you eat the one chop, the one steak, the one breast.
But one cannot live on steaks and chops alone. For we love stews and roasts. And even if you get the smallest one at the market, it still makes a lot of food -- for two people.
Pork roasts are one of our favorite. They were on sale and so one came home. Roasted in the oven with herbs and wine and onions. Potatoes and carrots added later.
|Pork roast and vegetables|
It makes a good dinner -- even just for the two of us. And we love vegetables cooked with the meat.
But a roast -- even a small one -- means that there will be leftovers. But leftovers don't have to be leftovers. For we take the meat (and sometimes the vegetables) and make new dishes.
Like . . .
Pot pie. A Pork pie is delicious. The gravy, the leftover carrots, potatoes and onions all mixed together with some frozen peas and corn added. Into an oven proof dish, topped with pastry and baked.
|Two for dinner and one for Husband Jim's next day lunch|
It makes as great a dinner as the original roast did. A big green salad is the perfect accompaniment.
But alas, even though the pie used all of the vegetables, it didn't use all of the pork. The last of the pork
and some potatoes made a great
|Hash makes a good dinner but with a poached egg or two would make a great breakfast!|
Pork hash. Potatoes, a bit of onion, chopped leftover pork. Even though Jim will eat leftovers, it's great when they're not in the same form as the original meal. Not a replay but a makeover!
In late November, I often spend the evenings making . . .
|I find it hard to sit and so to keep hands busy, I make pomanders in November|
|A bit of Christmas on a living room end table|
We love the smell of orange and clove that permeates the house while the pomanders are curing. It is another smell of Christmas!