July 23, 2015 — Family Food
‘… always just so tasty. It’s the sauce that gets you, you just can’t stop eating this dish.’
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Left over pasta or potatoes
Leftover sausages, ham, or bacon
Left over vegetables – carrots, beans, peas, broccoli, etc.
Leftover tomato sauce, or old tomatoes from a salad
Leftover gravy or stock
Any of robust aromatics, bay, rosemary, thyme
Salt and pepper
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Some people will not keep leftovers
But I do – always. It would be false to assume from this website – or otherwise – that the WDC household eats new, original, different or expensive food every day. My cooking balances the appetite of those I cook for, with a defined budget and the shopping that has been done. As with any household, there are many variables that impact on cooking, including those who do not come home to eat but said they would and those who come home who said they would not, plus extended family and friends. Needless to say, most home cooks are doing the same thing and become extremely flexible and creative with their cooking. But irrespective, no matter how much one tries to cook the perfect amount of food – there will always be times when there are leftovers.
That said, I often plan to overcook to generate leftovers. These will go into soup for lunch or into the type of dish here. My cooking has an organic and evolving nature – one thing will provide for another. In this way, I manage our food to extract value and to eliminate wastage.
Therefore, the WDC household will generally have one or two dishes a week that look like the one here. They may not have fancy airs and graces – but they cost little and are delicious.
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