I don’t like waste, especially when it comes to food. Food is expensive, so to throw it in the garbage because I haven’t used it before it started growing in the fridge is definitely upsetting.
When you have little kids, food that is quick and tasty is important. I don’t have little kids anymore however I have learnt over the years to make sure very little goes to waste.
My last leftovers challenge was Antipasto Pizza.
This time it’s quiche. There is not much, by way of ingredients, that can’t be thrown into a quiche to make a tasty dish. Add a salad and you have a complete meal. I will go so far to say that peas don’t work, ever! And I love peas.
Here is the basic recipe:
1/2 cup plain flour
4/ 5 eggs (our eggs vary in size so usually 5)
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup margarine, melted
Grated tasty cheese
Salt, pepper or herbs to taste
Suggested flavours (not altogether of course and this is certainly not an exhaustive list): corn kernels, salmon, tuna, bacon, onion, mushrooms, asparagus, leeks, ham, spinach, capsicum etc. If you have some fresh parsley, chop it up and thrown that in as well.
Tonight’s combination was mushrooms, capsicum, bacon and onion. I threw some grated parmesan into the mix as well as topping it with the grated tasty.
Combine the basic recipe with your chosen flavours. Pour into a well greased quiche dish and sprinkle with the grated tasty. Bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Eat and enjoy!
Sorry about the blurry photo. I was hungry! Whoops.
This is a challenge. I want to know about your creativity with leftovers or surplus. Go!