Recipes — Leftovers

Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

Sweet Coated Smoked Turkey

Smoking a whole turkey in July?! Why wait until the holidays to have all the delicious carved turkey for turkey sandwiches? My point exactly! Not only did I get to hone in my holiday cooking skills and perfect this turkey a few months in advance but we got enjoy a turkey outside of the holiday craze, heavy mash potatoes and pumpkin pies. The turkey sings on its own and our daily turkey sandwiches have never been more crave-able.

Leftover (Meatloaf Dinner) Frittata

Leftover (Meatloaf Dinner) Frittata

Would you believe me if I told you there was a Meatloaf Dinner tucked into breakfast this morning? Welp, there is! We love frittatas. Not only are these great for gatherings and brunch but they keep well and reheat like a dream for meal-prep. Another reason I love these fluffy egg pillows is because I can often tuck leftovers from the fridge into the mix, knowing that the bright yolks of @peteandgerrys eggs will transform it into a whole new meal. We aim for zero food waste and considering how yummy frittatas are, you can bet your bottom dollar none of this goes to waste.


Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

I love these meatballs because they are PACKED with flavor. They also keep well in the fridge and are even yummy served chilled. I love a simple meal that comes together with ease but impresses your hungry guests. I can always tell by the various groans and grunts between bites that I've hit a home run. This is a go-to recipe for that lingering ground meat in the freezer, great to switch it up when you want something other than a burger or a Bolognese. 


Shishito Brekkie

Shishito Brekkie

I think I could eat breakfast for every meal. Breakfast for dinner? That’s at least 2 nights a week around here. If it’s not full-on breakfast, I often find ways to top a dish with a soft boiled or fried @peteandgerrys egg. When that runny yolk mixes in with sharp sauces or smoothes out a broth, it’s the perfect addition. I created this dish by taking some dinner leftovers and bringing them into breakfast. Who knew it could go the other way around?! We’d made tacos the night before and had left over shishito peppers to be blistered, avocados from making guac, and Mexican style roasted corn. Ya’ll know me well enough by now, taking leftovers and making them into something completely different is a thrill. Topping a dish, especially a breakfast dish, with a crispy edge and runny yolk egg is my JAM!


Fajita Fries

Fajita Fries

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love opening the fridge to a random assortment of leftovers and thinking “what can I do with this?”. This one might have been more inspired by the question “what can I put sour cream on?”. Regardless the inspiration, I used up some leftovers in a creative way AND got my sour cream fix. Double whammy!! I had made a big batch of sweet potatoes in the @ninjakitchen Foodi as well as a chili lime spatchcock chicken on my @traegergrills for a different meal the day before. Why have the same meal twice when you can shock the tastebuds with something different!