Stew fu: how to turn one-pot meals into multiple dinners
For fall dinners I've started making large batches of different stews (hurrah for the slow cooker)! The problem is that my family has started giving me The Look over endless leftovers.
[Respond to The Look with "would you like to cook dinner once a week?" -- Ed.]
Here's how I turn a one-pot meal into three dinners my family happily digs into:
I started serving stew over whole wheat pasta with a little cheese, they think it's a completely different meal! Barilla makes great whole wheat mini shells that are indistinguishable from "normal" pasta.
Another stew fix: serve it over rice topped with a fried egg.
Oh! The whole "topped with a fried egg" is a new discovery for me as well! My new favorite: rice and beans topped with a fried egg, salsa, and avocado.
How do you reinvent leftovers?
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