Learning to Like Leftovers

Hi!  This was supposed to post on Thursday, and I just realized it didn’t!

Comcast is having internet issues in Illinois, so I’m posting it now.  Hopefully the internet is up and running tomorrow.  I’ll have a race recap tomorrow.

Food

I wanted a smoothie this morning, so I went with the craving.

Pumpkin Smoothie!  In this mix

  • 1 cup of Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin
  • A lot of pumpkin pie spice

Great as always.

I paired the cold smoothie with some hot tea.

I found this flavor yesterday at the grocery store!  I was looking in the Seasonal Aisle for some Celestial Seasoning Holiday Tea.  I’m glad I found this!  I love Twinnings’ Tea.  Celestial Seasoning is great for herbal tea, but I’d rather have a Twinnings’ Black type of tea any day.  Irish Breakfast is my favorite.  This was excellent!  It had a spiciness with some orange flavor as well.

Lunch was some leftover salmon.

Salmon Salad!  I just cut my leftover salmon in pieces.  I didn’t eat all of the cheese (I did not need the whole serving of cheese!).  I also added more spinach.  It was delicious.  I ate the salmon cold.

I really am not the biggest fan of leftovers.  I don’t know why!  I think I just like being in a certain mood for food, and it is hard for me to get excited about leftovers.  However, I cook for just one!  So I need to learn how to like them.

I think the trick for me will be trying to re-purpose the leftovers.  If it seems different enough, I like it!  I’ll have to brainstorm recipes that would work with.

I made another recipe for dinner tonight!

Soup!

A Spiced Carrot Soup from the Weight Watchers website.

I changed it a little bit though!

In my mix

  • 2 cans of carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (instead of shallots…I’m lazy)
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder (the recipe called for chili powder too!  I didn’t use it because I’m not that into spicy!)
  • 2 tsp of canola oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

I mixed everything together on the stove on medium heat.  I blended it in batches in my blender!  Then I heated it up.  Using canned carrots was great!  Quite the time savor.  I think a roasted carrot would add a little more flavor though.

I paired this with grilled cheese (of course) and roasted brussels sprouts.

I used this recipe from Simply Recipes for the brussels sprouts.  I didn’t use parmesan cheese and I halfed the amount of oil.  This is a great, easy recipe for brussels sprouts.

Workout

I took another long lunch today and ran 4 miles.  I need to join a gym.  Although I probably have enough comp time to take a long lunch every time I need to run, I don’t really want to.  I’m researching my options of gyms now!

Do you like leftovers?

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About Anna S.

History Major. Runner. 20 something. Arts Education Manager. New Okie.
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One Response to Learning to Like Leftovers

  1. cbrady3 says:

    I am weird about leftovers too – I can only handle them when I make a dish with the intention of eating the left overs the next day. just having them around makes me feel like i HAVE to eat them even if it’s not what I really want!!

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