Ok, I know this food-related post is off topic, but what the heck — we all have to eat, right?
Some of you from England may know of this dish called people’s and squeak (I think?) but I have just discovered it and wanted to share.
If, like me, you often have leftovers but don’t use them, this post is for you. Basically what people’s and squeak is, is taking leftovers, reheating them in a frying pan, scrambling in a few eggs, and having the dish for a quick and easy hot breakfast. If it was good before, it’s great this way too. Add a piece of toast and maybe some fresh fruit and you are ready to roll.
I know it sounds odd, but it’s freaking delicious, and so easy. Italian food, Mexican food, Chinese food, chili, etc. it all works and because it’s always different, it doesn’t get old. And it’s different enough from the original dish that it doesn’t seem like leftovers, either.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
I am trying to think of some red pill for the ladies wisdom to add to this so here goes, men like food! A man with a full stomach is a happy man. Feed him well and you will be a happy and much loved woman.
Let those who have ears hear.
p.s. please feel free to share your creative tips involving leftovers or easy meals in the comments!
YES! We like food! Glad to know that you’re finding ways to make food go further. Throwing away food is sad.
can you explain this “leftover” concept to me?
Well, when you are a girl at least, sometimes you go out to eat but can’t finish it all, so they put it in a box for you to take home! 🙂
Bubble and squeak, rpg! Because it was often made with potatoes, cabbage, gravy and little bits of meat and vegetables after a roast dinner, so it bubbled and squeaked!
My favourite childhood food. The vegan version which is 40% potato, 40% cabbage and 10% random veggies and olive oil is still one of my main comfort foods. 🙂
Bubbles and squeaks! My apologies… 😉
“Leftovers” is Latin for “bad cook”. True story.
Lol, so not true! Even if a meal is top notch, I can only eat so much, and most restaurant portions are double that. But I can see how perhaps men, especially ones who power lift and/or do all kinds of martial arts and burn oodles of calories, do not have this “problem” of being too full or having to figure out what to do with leftovers. 🙂
The only type of food I cannot bear to leave behind no matter how much I over ordered or how full I am, is sushi. No sushi can be left behind even if I have to sit there nibbling (and washing it down with green tea and saki) all night!
I’m sure that most of you have figured it out by now, but any time I say something like “true story”, it’s an indicator that I’m bullshitting.
As much as I love to cook, I don’t have time to do it every day (at home). So, I cook enough at once to last three or four meals. Whether or not it’s “leftovers” is a matter of semantics.
Also, holidays that come with the obligatory family gatherings are, for the Sumo Clan, accompanied by enough food to feed an army of, well….sumo. For Christmas there was a 20 lb turkey, two kinds of stuffing, and a metric crapload of side dishes. Even dividing up the remains amongst the clan meant I didn’t have to cook anything else for almost a week, which actually segues nicely into my next point.
New Year’s is another big meal deal for us. The sheer number of dishes put on the table means that most of it goes uneaten the first time around. It also makes for some interesting culinary experiments in the days following. For example, today I invented the Beef Tataki & Provolone grilled cheese sandwich.
🙂 sounds great sumo!
Last time I was out to eat I ordered 2-16 ounce ribeyes which came with salads(disgustingly true) bake potatoes and green beans.
Going out to eat is not big guy friendly, but like Sumo, I cook for three days at a time, I pound that for 6+ meals a day. When I am healthy and training regularly.
Wow –two 16 ounce steaks??? Holy smokes! You must have a hollow leg.
I haven’t tried this cooking for three days at a time. Maybe I will!
LOL have to fuel the engine….
Not sure if you can pull off cooking for three days with kids in the mix. Bachelor life is much easier on all fronts, inculding meal planing.
Good point about kids in the mix. Do you get tired of eating the same thing for three days? Or do you cook three days worth of different dishes at once?
Nope same meal for three days, no I don’t get tired of eating the same thing. When I eat like that eating is an objective, to fuel the body for X number of hours and tasks. I reserve the weekends for eating for the enjoyment of eating, cooking, socializing etc.
Ah ha, that makes sense! Try frying some up with eggs for breakfast, sometime. Bon appetite! 🙂
Vegetarian: I keep barley and lentils on hand to use up random veggies. Cook the lentils and barley together with a high end soy sauce and spices, mix in sauteed onion and a little garlic, throw in the veggies, and you have a filling stew. Soy + barley gives it a taste like meat.
You can take the same ingredients and put between a mashed potatoe crust, bake, and you have veggie shepherd’s pie.
When making omelettes, think of it as a creative way to use up leftovers. I was staying at a bachelor’s house on a business trip and woke up to a nearly empty fridge. After getting the eggs ready, I threw in his leftover tomatoes and a spinach/water chestnut dip into the center. The dip melted and it was great!