Leftovers can be boring. Dry and boring so when I’m planning my week I always like to include a plan that reinvents the leftovers and makes them seem like a whole new meal.
This week’s Sunday dinner is no exception. The Roast Aux Deux deserved to be reinvented as something amazing. I started by chopping up the leftover meat and adding it to the gravy to simmer in a pot. Just on low so it simmered.
From there I checked out the rest of the leftovers. The failed Yorkshire pudding and mashed potatoes and remembered one of my favorite gadgets the waffle maker. I crumbled the Yorkshire, into the potatoes added 1/4 flour, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup cream and 1/2 cup caramelized onions and stirred it all into a thick batter. A few minutes in the preheated waffle maker and a crispy hot base awaited the rest of the culinary delights.
Down went the waffle, with the bubbling gravy and soft roast meats and a sprinkling of shredded spicy Monterey Jack cheese.
I added a green bean salad to the side and the leftovers were reinvented to something even better than dinner was yesterday. Every bite of this was the perfect bite, no way to go wrong. The salad was tangy with a lot of crispy components. The waffle was crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle and so full of flavor. With the gravy and tender pieces of roast it’s a meal we will talk about and make again long into the future.
Leftovers can be boring; but they don’t have to be. The next time you are faced with bowls of the same old reimagine them into something you can truly enjoy!