I love leftovers.
Some folks think leftovers aren't fit to feed to the dogs. But to me, leftovers are a way to stretch your food dollars. And many dishes taste better after an overnight sit. (In the fridge, of course.)
When I am uninspired with my fresher options, I mine my refrigerator for bits and pieces that I combine to make one main dish or a side dish for my family's meals.
Today was no exception. Crammed next to the egg carton was a half-empty bowl of mashed potatoes, it's cellophane covering sliding down around the bottom of the bowl, condensation dripping off to puddle on the glass fridge shelf. Shameful.
I pulled that out and set it aside. My first thought was gnocchi. I've done a post on how to make that. So I pulled out the eggs that were jammed next to the shameful potato bowl. Behind the egg carton was a little surprise; a bowl of leftover corn with no cover at all and the serving spool dangling off the edge. Jeeze. Here I am supposed to be a culinary professional.(LOL) Shameful.
So I pulled that out and peered back into the refrigerator to make sure there were no other sanitation violations. Relieved to see all was clean and covered, I turned to the items on the table behind me. Sighing, I dumped the mashed potatoes into my 5 quart mixing bowl, added a few spoons of the corn (the rest went into the compost bin) along with 4 eggs and about 2 cups of all-purpose flour. I flung the bowl onto the machine and gave it a whir. I threw the resulting mixture in it's bowl into the fridge to rest for the day.
|Simmer for 15-20 minutes|
|Heat butter til it browns|
Then again, you can always leave your hot dumplings naked. After all, they are shameful!