Using My Leftovers: Part I

Today has been a busy day!  My land use plan is due on Thursday so today I had a group meeting at 10:00am and we worked from 10am til about 4pm, with only a short lunch break!

Then I needed a break so I headed to the gym, where the fire alarm went off about 30 minutes into my work out… after waiting outside a few minutes I went back inside and finished up.

Then I came home and was ravenous.  Oatmeal and a cup of soup is not enough for a day!

So I decided to throw together a bunch of stuff that needed to be used.  Sadly my wine mushroom dream was squashed when I realized the wine was a sweet wine!  Oh well… I made due with what I had

I sauteed 2 carrots, 1/2 an onion and 6 mushrooms with some rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper, then added a chopped up morningstar patty to create this fabulous thing:

The other side dish was my version of homefries.  Microwave as many potatoes as you’d like to use.  Then after they’re pre-cooked, chop them into large pieces.  Heat up a teaspoon of olive oil and put them in the pan with the olive oil to get brown and crispy.  I also added rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper to keep the trend alive, but chili powder and cumin is a great combo too!

They were pretty tasty, healthy and a million times faster than roasting potatoes!

New Moon was fantastic once again, for the record. It’s terrible in every way but fantastic if you’ve read the books!

Now I’m off to work on land use some more and hopefully start packing!  2 days til I’m back in California!  Woo!

Hope you all had a great day!

P.S. I have a surprise post on December 20th that I’m super excited about!  If you know *cough* Laura and Tim *cough* don’t say anything!


4 thoughts on “Using My Leftovers: Part I

  1. Anna says:

    Mmmm…those “home fries” look delicious!

    I love a good workout after a long period of academic work– there’s something so nice about getting a good sweat going after a long study session or working on a paper for hours.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Good use of your leftovers. I’m not very creative- I rely on my husband to come up with ways to use up our odds and ends. 🙂 It was nice and warm out here in southern California today… I hope the weather stays nice for your trip out here!

  3. Karin says:

    Oh those homefries look great! I am actually going to make roastet potatoes tonight – I guess it’s the cold winter days that make me crave crispy potatoes :).

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