Leftovers rule! The mighty Lasagna.

Leftovers rule! The mighty Lasagna.

In the last post I talked about cooking and freezing sauces and stocks for later use, easing your “cook load” and managing food waste better. In this one I’d like to tell you about my love affair with leftovers. Yes leftovers – sounds almost like a dirty word….

I come from a rather frugal cooking background and my gran (especially) never, ever threw cooked food away. She would come up with all sorts of concoctions, time and time again, until everything was used up to the last bite. It stuck in my memory that at the very end (3 or 4 chain-meals later, she was very inventive!) the scraps of the final meal would inevitably end up in a breakfast omelet. “Eggs are the perfect vessel, she’d say, you can never go wrong with eggs”

Ingredients

  • 500gr leftover cooked meat
  • 1 l homemade tomato sauce
  • 50gr butter
  • splash of olive oil
  • 1 cup strong white flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • 2 pint stock
  • Pasta sheets, cooked to packet instructions
Read the whole recipe on Greedy Foodster