Leftovers + Pasta + Creativity and Imagination = Dinner

With enough pasta and creativity and imagination anything is possible. Add some garlic, wine and butter into the mix, and you have just created a recipe for success. 🙂

Once again, it was time to invite “The Queen” over, and she and I had a good time raiding the fridge and creating from what we could find. As usual, it was a little bit of this and little bit of that, and … Voila! Dinner was ready. Whenever I create these meals, I never know what is going to end up on the plate. And each time, it will always be a little different too.

I started off with some leftover ham and sausage, plus some leftover vegetables. From there, I just let my imagination take over. None of this would have been enough for a meal on its own, but all thrown together, I made a very tasty pasta dish.

I started off by sauteing some garlic and shallots in olive oil, then I added all the rest of the ingredients. Since everything was already cooked, it was literally just throwing everything in together to heat it up.

Once everything was heated up, I made a light sauce with some dry chardonnay, chicken stock and butter to finish it off.

I cooked up some angel hair pasta and …Voila! Dinner was ready. I served it with more of the wine I used to cook with and some of the excellent baguette Julia made and brought over when she and Bruce joined us for dinner We All Need A Little Help From Our Friends.

It doesn’t matter what you make or how many people you share the meal with. The two most important ingredients for any dish and any meal are fun and love. Have fun making the meal, and always add that special ingredient called LOVE, and no matter what, you will always have a successful dinner. Bon Appetit!

Stay safe, stay well and stay warm Everyone! ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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