From Leftovers to Curry

It was time to clean our the fridge again, so once again, I invited my dear friend, the “Queen of Leftovers” to come help out and offer some inspiration. This time around, I had some ham, vegetable casserole An Irish Vegetable Casserole and some cut vegetables from when we had our Carnivores’ Gathering A Carnivores’ Gathering. Since the vegetables already had curry-like seasonings, it was real easy to make the whole meal a curried meal. All I had to do was cook up some pasta and add some coconut milk and throw it all together. The rest was already cooked. We had a great meal and now I have more room in my refrigerator for the next round of leftovers. 🙂

I could have served this dish over rice, but we just had couscous, which is very similar to rice, so I chose angel hair pasta instead. Again, there is no real recipe for this since it was all just leftovers thrown together. But hopefully I can inspire you on how to creatively recreate dishes just by looking inside your refrigerator and using what you have.

This few simple ingredients were all that was needed to make my curried ham. It went from this

to this in just a few short minutes.

All I had to do was combine everything together and cook it up. I am always amazed at what can be done with just a little bit of creativity and imagination. I just have so much fun when I can create like this. 🙂

I served everything with a cool crisp chardonnay and then dinner was served.

Play with your food. Be creative. You’ll be amazed at what you can come up with. 🙂

Stay safe and stay well 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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