I’ll be honest, I’m terrible at gauging how much I need to cook to feed my family. Nine times out of ten there are leftovers and while they are a saving grace for me (no prep time & fewer dishes – wahoo!), my kids hate them.
I still remember ‘leftover nights’ from my childhood…the kitchen counter would be lined with refrigerator dishes, a veritable buffet of leftover food in varying states of decay (sorry
mom). While there were some coveted leftovers like taco meat and macaroni & cheese, there were others that were definitely to be avoided: pink pineapple, fuzzy peas, dressed salad.
I tell you this because I’m pretty sure the face I used to make when I saw the counter lined with tupperware is the same face my kids make when they see my rear-end sticking out of the refrigerator as I rummage around to get the dishes out of the waaaaay back.
But I have found the cure! If you use Fleurt the first go-round, there probably won’t be much leftover to begin with. However, if there are leftovers then think about Fleurt as a way to resuscitate the flavors and aromas of the ghosts of dishes past.
Take tonight, for example. I had some grilled chicken leftover from last and enough spaghetti noodles to keep Kirstie Alley satisfied for at least a few days. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I threw the noodles and some diced chicken into a pot with 2 T of Fleurt Sundried Tomato Butter, warmed it thru and put it in front of my kids. Joy of joys, they cleaned their bowls!