repurposing leftovers

Dandelion & Dill Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed (cooked) chicken breast 3/4 (loose) cup dandelion greens, coarsely chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup chopped red onion 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill 1 1/2 teaspoon dill pickle relish 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a medium […]

Borscht with Pot Roast and Cabbage

Ingredients: 1 lb leftover pot roast, chopped (or other cooked stew/roasted beef) 1 carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 onion, diced 2 cups (loosely) coarsely chopped cabbage 2-3 cups cut up roasted beets 2 bay leaves 1/2 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon black caraway (aka nigella, charnushka, kalonji) or try caraway […]

Steelhead Trout Salad with Horseradish and Arugula

Ingredients: 1/2 lb cooked steelhead trout 1 hard-boiled egg 1/4 cup minced arugula 1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish 3 tablespoons mayo 3 tablespoons minced red onion 3 tablespoons minced celery 1/2-1 tablespoons nonpareil capers Directions: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until evenly distributed. Refrigerate until ready to serve. My […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Cottage Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup chopped onions 2 carrots, diced 1 parsnip diced 1 medium rutabaga, diced 2 small turnips, diced 1/3 of a head of cabbage, chopped 2 cups cubed (cooked, cold, leftover) corned beef superfine flour (like Wondra) 1-2 cups beef stock 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, cubed 1 tablespoon […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Knishes

Ingredients: for the dough: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sour cream 2/3 cup water 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 egg egg wash: 1 egg 1 tablespoon water corned beef and cabbage filling: 1 onion, chopped 3 tablespoon schmaltz or […]

Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy-Caper Giant Croutons

Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 3 cloves garlic, sliced 4 anchovies 1 loaf day-old (or older) crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes) 1 head cauliflower 1 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Directions: In a large skillet, […]

Ham, Delicata Squash and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 carrots, sliced into coins 1 delicata squash, cubed (you can leave the skin on!) 1 (loose) cup green beans (about 1/3 lb), cut into bite-sized pieces 3 green onions, chopped 2 cups ham, cubed 8 oz cooked wild rice* 64 oz […]

Cranberry Sauce Crumb Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup light brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch salt 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (I used this apple-cranberry sauce) for […]

Shrimp Salad Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs 1 tablespoon minced chives 3 tablespoons minced celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 1/2-2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 cup finely chopped steamed shrimp* 1/2-2/3 cup mayonnaise garnish: small steamed shrimp* Old Bay Directions: Halve the eggs lengthwise. Add the yolks […]

Pot Roast & Butternut Squash Cottage Pie

Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash, cubed coarsely chopped leftover pot roast with sauce (roughly 4 cups) 2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 bunch green onion, chopped 1/4 cup whole milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Boil the potatoes until fork-tender. Drain and mash in green onion, butter, […]