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  •  I made macaroni and cheese last night. (12+ / 0-)

    Not Kraft. Mine was very good. :)

    Tonight Son and FFDIL came for supper again. This time it was rib-eyes, baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, roasted asparagus, and apple pie for dessert. Pretty darn good. Then we opened presents (that Santa aka UPS guy brought today) and played a game -- Cards Against Humanity. Laughed A LOT!

    UPS guy said this was the worst Christmas ever.

    Tomorrow will be quieter, no company, no presents, no fancy dinner. Probably we'll eat leftover macaroni and apple pie for supper. Not high on the healthy scale, but hey, I almost never throw away leftovers!

    •  We were discussing this tonight - we used to waste (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, Melanie in IA

      food. Not anymore!! That leftover ham/scalloped potatoes will look really good on a breakfast plate with some over easy eggs! The ham bone will be used for a pot of split pea soup.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 10:31:18 PM PST

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      •  I have 2 leftover baked Russets. (1+ / 0-)
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        Not sure how to use them, other than to reheat as baked. Any great ideas?

        •  Oh, the possibilities! (2+ / 0-)
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          Melanie in IA, mrsgoo

          Slice them, crisp them up in a skillet with a bit of butter or olive oil, crack an egg over them.  You can scramble the egg or let it set up sunny side up, then sprinkle with a bit of crumbled cooked bacon, sliced scallions, and shredded extra sharp cheddar.

          Mash them with a bit of flour (start with 1 teaspoon), a pinch of ground black pepper, a pinch of thyme, a slightly bigger pinch of parsley, 1 egg - mix well, shape into patties and brown in a bit of butter or olive oil.  Serve with saurkraut.

          Or do the above, but season with pepper, marjoram, and summer savory, and serve with fried apples, applesauce, or apple butter.

          Dice the potatoes, add diced ham, sauteed green peppers and onions - toss together, divide between 2 ramekins, beat together 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons cream, pepper, a teeny pinch of ground cloves, and pour half into each ramekin, bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes, top with shredded cheese and bake another 10 minutes.

          Slice and add to chicken soup.

          Slice and add to beef stew.

          Brown 1/2 pound of ground beef with some onion and garlic, drain, mash in the potato.  Cut 3" circles from pie crust (home made or store bought) and plop a generous tablespoonful onto each circle, fold them in half and crimp the edge.  Bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes, serve hot with gravy and veggies, or eat cold as lunch the next day.

          And that's just a start...

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          by Noddy on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:48:32 AM PST

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          •  :D (2+ / 0-)
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            mrsgoo, Noddy

            Thanks. I'm pretty good with leftovers, but almost NEVER have leftover baked potatoes! So this wasn't in my file.

            •  ohhh I make extras sometimes. Love them cubed up (2+ / 0-)
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              Melanie in IA, Noddy

              and sauteed in a little butter w/breakfast. We bake potatoes by slicing in half, pouring a little olive oil on the foil they will be wrapped in, rub the spud around and apply some fresh ground pepper. They cook faster too cut in half. Low and slow heat.

              if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

              by mrsgoo on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:58:50 PM PST

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          •  sooo yummy each and every one. I gotta remember (1+ / 0-)
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            Noddy

            the piecrust thing. It's like a pastie.

            if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

            by mrsgoo on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:00:15 PM PST

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