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What to make with leftover braised chicken and short rib taco filling?

I have a LOT of leftover braised chicken and guajillo-braised beef short rib (no bones) taco filling from a catered party two weekends ago. I froze it immediately so that's not the issue; figuring out what to make with it is. Please help! [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Oct 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Can I eat it? Avocado Pizza edition

I made a gluten free, wonderful pizza last night, left it on the counter covered tightly-ish with a clean dishtowel and I want to eat it for breakfast (lunch?) [more inside]
posted by zinful on Oct 1, 2014 - 20 answers

How do I salvage these weird leftovers? (keep it vegan)

I would like to eat yesterday dinner's leftovers but they taste kind of weird. I experimented with making a vegan kale pesto (walnuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, lots of raw kale), and mixed it up with quinoa and white beans. Problem is, it tastes like a handful of cut grass, not in a good way, I think because there's so much uncooked kale in it. How do I make this edible for tonight's dinner? I don't mind cooking the kale pesto mix (in a dough?) but need to keep it vegan.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Sep 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Leftovers again?

I have a large roasting pan full of BBQ pork left over from a party. What tasty things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jun 1, 2014 - 25 answers

Can I eat it?

Can I eat it filter - Restaurant Doggy Bag edition. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Seeking new life for Thanksgiving leftovers

I need dinner ideas for tonight! What are some delicious ideas to reformulate thanksgiving leftovers? Assume a fairly advanced level of cooking skill and a desire to transform these ingredients into something new and not too thanksgiving-y. [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Nov 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Breaking out of a dinner rut

I try to plan my recipes for the week in advance, but lately I've been feeling really uninspired. Nothing's grabbing my attention. I'm looking for suggestions for cookbooks, websites, recipes, or books in general that might help me get my cooking mojo back. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Ideas for leftover chateaubriand besides sandwiches?

I have a huge portion of leftover chateaubriand from a top-notch steakhouse I went to last night and I'm trying to decide how to morph it into dinner tonight. I saw this thread but nothing really stood out at me so I'm looking for other ideas. I don't really want to turn it into sandwiches but I will if the collective wisdom tells me that's the best way to go. Also, the meat is a little more rare than I'd prefer so is there a way I can cook it a bit more without ruining it?
posted by _Mona_ on Feb 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Can I do anything with pig skin after slow-cooking it?

I made some delicious slow-cooker pulled pork using this chow.com recipe. I cooked the pork shoulder with the skin on, believing it to add flavour. After cooking, it came right off, along with a thick layer of fat. I've looked up pork scratching recipes, but none of them take into account that I cooked it for 8 hours beforehand. I'd like to do something useful with it, but I'm not sure what. Is it destined for my tummy or the bin?
posted by Magnakai on Jan 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Leftover Rib-eye Steak

How should I prepare a leftover ribeye steak? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 4, 2012 - 17 answers

What to do with cake trimmings?

What to do with excess cake? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 4, 2012 - 26 answers

Recipes for leftovers, Passover edition

I just threw out a lot of food and I don't want to do that next year. Please suggest recipes that will help me use up Passover leftovers. Difficulty level: kosher for Passover. [more inside]
posted by bq on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

What To Do With Pea Soup Paste?

Super Concentrated Soup? So I made split pea and pesto with pork soup two nights ago and I made too much. It also sat on low for a bit too long and is now a thick green paste. What do I do with it? Is it still safe to eat? Can i do anything to it besides adding water and making more soup? How best can I use these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

I want recipes for Chicken Casseroles, please.

Your favorite Chicken Casseroles with real vegetables and no hash browns? What is in them? How much? Double points for links to recipes that you love. Please limit my need to think or experiement. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 29, 2012 - 20 answers

The art of the roast

I would like to cook roast beef. For starters, what's roast beef? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 9, 2012 - 27 answers

Just because fine ham abounds

Remove a cooked smoked ham from its cooking liquid before refrigerating the leftovers? [more inside]
posted by Majorita on Dec 25, 2011 - 8 answers

What are your favourite leftovers?

What leftovers are better the next day than they were for the original meal? [more inside]
posted by fatmouse on Nov 7, 2011 - 89 answers

What can I cook with 3 or more kinds of leftover meat?

What can I cook with 3 or more kinds of leftover meat? With the elder Fnorde boy off at college, I'm finding more and more often that dinner leaves us with a small amount of meat left over, too small for a serving, but too big to blithely throw away. What ideas can you give me for things to cook that can use multiple different cooked meats? For example, the fridge now includes about 3 ounces each of grilled beef, pork tenderloin, and chicken legs. I'd like to use them up in a single dish. I can think of making fried rice or lo mein with mixed meat, or maybe burritos or hash. Any other ideas? [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Oct 9, 2011 - 30 answers

Soggy cornflakes AGAIN??!

Can I eat it --The FoodMiser edition: Is there anything useful that can be done with soggy cornflakes/rice crispies in milk? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Sep 1, 2011 - 16 answers

5 gallons of stock that needs used up

Tasty recipes using chicken stock please? [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Spicy recipe ideas for stale cornbread

What should I make for dinner? 'A second life for stale savory cornbread' edition. [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on May 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Department of Obvious Department, Sushi Version

Best practices for leftover sushi? [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 10, 2011 - 13 answers

chickens, chickens and more chickens

What am I going to do with all these chickens! [more inside]
posted by sanka on Jan 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Thinking outside the casserole

What recipes are designed for leftovers? I'm hoping to gain cultural insight through those home cooking recipes like Chilaquiles or Panzanella, which were invented to use up leftovers. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Nov 12, 2010 - 51 answers

Foods? Show me how to freeze them?

Piggy backing on my previous question about freezer friendly foods for a workplace drama fridge- now I need at home freezer help - how to freeze a variety of stuff so I can stop tossing out wilted celery, slimy mashed potatoes, etc. I have some ideas and need your input (or commiseration). What foods/ingredients do you freeze, amd how? Specifics inside, and begging for advice with freezables not listed. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 5, 2010 - 26 answers

You give me a recipe and make me a Puff Daddy?

I bought a box of frozen puff pastry. I live alone. Please help me make it into delcious meals for one, preferably with leftovers I can bring for lunch the next day (so, serves 4 might be ok). Savory and sweet. (I'm already hoping an apple thing, and maybe an apples/walnuts/cheese thing) [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 12, 2010 - 19 answers

What to do with leftover duck?

Leftover smoked duck breast should be used...how? A pasta sauce? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Sep 2, 2010 - 18 answers

I hope every delicious bite was tainted by the shame of what a selfish person you are

A woman caused a scene and walked out with a significant amount of food at my parents anniversary party. Should I write her a scathing email? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on May 17, 2010 - 76 answers

Well, you could just drink it

So, I have about 30 cups of brewed spiced tea (Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chai to be precise) leftover from a gathering at my house today. It was made in a percolator and is on the strong side and is sitting in a pitcher in the fridge awaiting its fate. Besides hydrating for the next few days with homemade iced chai lattes (not the worst thing in the world), are there any good uses for this?
posted by Burhanistan on Apr 17, 2010 - 10 answers

When are leftovers given new life?

What are some meals that depend on what you cooked the night before? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Mar 10, 2010 - 35 answers

making use of leftover jarred liquid

Tips for making use of the leftover liquid contents of jarred goods (like roasted red pepper juice, pickle juice, cherry and lemon juices, etc.), please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Feb 21, 2010 - 20 answers

No ham sandwiches, please.

What to make for dinner tonight using the last of the Christmas ham? [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Bruch dish with leftover roast beef?

I'm cooking an enormous standing rib roast for Christmas dinner. I expect to have a lot of leftovers. On Sunday I'm cooking a brunch. how can I use the leftover roast beef? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Spam fried rice, egg fried rice, sausage fried rice...

What are some recipes I can make with leftover jasmine rice? [more inside]
posted by arianell on Nov 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Kitchen storage dilemma

[KitchenStorageFilter]: OK, this is pretty mundane, but we'd like to toss our old kitchen storage/Tupperware-wannabee containers and would appreciate some recommendations so we can replace them with something good. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Oct 26, 2009 - 36 answers

What do you do with leftover roast chicken?

Roasting a chicken? I'm sold! Now what? [more inside]
posted by teragram on Oct 26, 2009 - 30 answers

Lots of "leftovers" what to make?

I'm going to have a bunch of ingredients left over from another recipe. What can I make? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Keep my fondue from becoming a fondon't!

What to do with leftover cheese fondue? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Feb 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me learn to embrace leftovers.

Help me learn to embrace leftovers. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Oct 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Excessive bivalves!

What can I do with all these steamed mussels? [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Sep 4, 2008 - 15 answers

What do you do with leftover rump roast?

I have nearly 3 pounds of rump roast left over from a few days ago. Half of it is sliced, the other half not. I think maybe soup is in order. It would certainly be freezer friendly and wouldn't go to waste. Any suggestions on what to do with all this beef? Recipes?
posted by originalboo on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

How to resurrect dry beef leftovers?

What's the best way to fix up overcooked/dry beef leftovers? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Feb 24, 2008 - 19 answers

Bogged down in cranberry sauce

Mom left me bogged down with more than a quart of cranberry leftovers after Thanksgiving. I would relish recipes for exciting things to do with it. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Nov 26, 2007 - 24 answers

Don't want the nice chicken to go to waste

Should I eat this cooked chicken in my fridge? 6-7 days old, and in a zip-loc. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Nov 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Why is my coconut milk blue?

Why did my coconut milk turn blue? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Sep 24, 2006 - 16 answers

What can I do with a hundred leftover potato rolls?

What do I do with a hundred extra potato rolls? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 1, 2006 - 15 answers

"If it's been in the trash, it's trash." -- Jerry Seinfeld

Is there some sort of mental disorder, syndrome or condition that causes people to prefer eating off OTHER people's plates? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 23, 2005 - 39 answers

Make-Ahead Recipes

What's your favorite recipe that can be prepared ahead of time in bulk and frozen? I'm a single parent with a 13 year old girl to cook for. I work a normal job, then spend evenings doing the Mr. Mom number, housecleaning, clothes-washing, car-repairing, homework-helping etc. etc. My time for even minimal cooking is practically nil and I order pizza or bring home Chinese much too often. Does anyone know something good that I could make several copies of on Saturday and then freeze for later? Some years back Consumer Reports did a review of frozen chicken/veggie pies, and included a recipe for their own homemade and freezable pie that beat all the commercial ones on taste, nutrition and price. That's the kind of thing I'm fishing for here. FYI, I'm a middling cook (my biscuits succeed, my puff pastry fails.) Thanks very much!
posted by jfuller on Jan 5, 2004 - 33 answers

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