Friday, October 22, 2010

Dinner on an Empty Fridge

We've been on a tighter budget these days since we are (drum roll please....) saving up to spend a year traveling New Zealand!

(You can follow our journey on our travel  blog: There & Back Again)

At any rate, I had yet to get to the grocery store the other night and was faced with an empty refrigerator.

Ok, maybe it wasn't completely empty. We had chicken sausages--but we had eaten those the past 2 nights in a row. We had sweet potatoes--but we had eaten those the past 2 nights in a row.

And there were a handful of containers of leftovers. But nothing really substantial.

So I was forced to get creative! But I think the final product turned out rather nicely:

Soup and sandwich combos are traditionally more of a lunch thing, but I'll take what I can get.

The soup came from these leftovers:

  • a small container of leftover brown rice couscous
  • an even smaller container of leftover Morrocan Harira soup
  • chicken broth
  • baby spinach leaves

Then I cooked up one of my favorite comfort foods--a fried almond butter & banana sandwich on Ezekiel bread. Made the same way I cook my grilled cheese sandwiches.

Elvis would be proud.

Dessert was a square or 2 (ok--or 3) of dark chocolate.

And in keeping with our New Zealand travel plans, it was all eaten while watching The Lord of the Rings (which was, of course, filmed for the most part on the South Island of New Zealand)!

So, what are your favorite meals to make from leftovers? What has been your most creative attempt at dinner on an empty fridge? 

This post is linked to Tuesday Twister

1 comment:

  1. That sounds good, Lori! :)
    And we're sort of watching Lord of the Rings too, because Ben has been rereading the books.
    I feel like I could watch them all the time.

    And you're going there! So exciting.


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