Monday, August 16, 2010

Meatless Monday

Just me and the girls and 95+ degree weather. I will NOT be turning on the oven for any reason today plus my fridge is very full (they say a full fridge helps it be more efficient you know). So I'm thinking it has to be leftover day… probably more like week!

I made some fantastic Bob's Red Mill pancakes that will likely end up as a breakfast for dinner meal (humm… might have to dig for some baby potatoes to add to that meal). I even have some left over oatmeal that just might become this fun distraction craft - Oatmeal Clay from Then there is the left over rice and broccoli that should most definitely become fried rice to eat with some udon noodles and tofu (also left over). There is left over mac and cheese as well – and here is my tip on the mac and cheese: use wheel pasta. I have never seen a pasta hold the cheesy goodness as good as these pastas do, and the kids love them. Of course, there is also about 10 zucchini in my fridge and a box of peaches - not sure the two go together but we must think of something yummy to do with each (oh… peaches and oatmeal have to make something yummy).

What is your favorite leftover or made from left over meal?


  1. Thank you for supporting Meatless Monday and for sharing your meatless meal ideas with your readers! An idea for your zucchini and peach – maybe you can try out a zucchini-peach muffin? I only mention it because I had a tasty zucchini muffin the other day, and it reminded me of how much I love them. Not sure what peaches would do to the texture and consistency though…

    As you know, leaving out the meat one day a week is good for your health and the environment because it reduces both your risk of chronic preventable conditions and your carbon footprint. That’s why I work for Meatless Monday. I would love to be in better touch with you to coordinate outreach, so please email me at Thanks!


  2. Thanks Mayo! I'll send you an email. Actually the very next day after this post the local Oregonion posted this article:

    Looks like I'm not the only one with too much squash in my fridge :)