Leftovers! They’re delicious and good for the earth, too.
Leftovers deserve another look!! Using bits and pieces of ingredients in the pantry or refrigerator – often leftover from other dishes – makes delicious new dishes. These kinds of dishes are economical, too. What’s more, using up what’s available reduces waste — which is a concern we can all get behind. It’s even one of the options of the Go Green for Lent initiative this year: reducing food waste. So, ministry members from the Social Justice and Peace Commission are sharing some recipes that are their “go to” options throughout the year. You’ll find two below!
6 large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 – 1/2 cup cheese
3 cup cooked meat &/or vegetables
Bake in well greased 10 inch pan, though well-seasoned cast iron is ideal at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Check 5 minutes early. Should be barely set and a bit trembling. Do not over bake!!
Good hot or room temperature.
Here’s how to do it: Sauté any uncooked items (veggies or meat) until a little brown for added flavor. Avoid too much moisture. Sprinkle cheese over, and pour mix of eggs and milk.
Ratio of ingredients important. There are endless options for combinations of flavors:
Yogurt or crème fraiche in place of milk (full fat important )
Cheeses- cheddar, Swiss, fontina, feta, Jack ( plus bit of Parmesan opt)
Meat, bacon, sausage, chicken, fish.
Onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, beans, peas, potatoes, spinach, squash, corn, tomatoes, kale, sun-dried tomatoes.
Garlic, herbs, mixed seasonings.
from SJ & P Commission
And, for DESSERT:
4 cups cooked pasta or egg noodles
2 cups milk
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs beaten
½ cup of raisins or other dried fruit
- Warm the milk, butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over low heat until the butter melts. Take off heat to cool.
- Heat oven to 350.
- Butter a 4-6 cup casserole dish and fill with cooked noodles and dried fruit tossed to combine.
- Add eggs to the cooled milk mixture. Whisk and pour over noodles.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Optional: Sprinkle small amount of sugar and cinnamon on the top before baking.
Enjoy!! Carole from SJ &P Commission