What’s In The Fridge?

Let’s play a game, shall we? It is one of my favorite cooking games. It’s called “What’s In Your Fridge?” It’s kind of like the mystery box you see on the cooking shows. The challenge is to go through your fridge and to creatively use up your as many of your leftovers as best you can. Sounds easy, right?! You can do it. OK …. Ready … Set … and GO!

And the winner is … A Pesto Surprise.

As usual, I had a lot of little bits of this and a lot of little bits of that and they all needed to be used. So once again, the Queen of Leftovers waved her magic cooking spoon and this was the tasty result that followed. All I needed to do was finish it off with some garlic cheese bread and some white wine, and dinner was served.

The “mystery box” contained angel hair pasta, chicken, ham, mushrooms, red onions, corn, spinach pesto, cream, garlic, and Peruvian peppers.

I cooked the chicken first, since that had not been cooked, and needed longer to cook than everything else, then added all the rest of the ingredients to make up the base of the dish. I also added a hint of lemon balsamic vinegar to the mix, for a little extra pizazz.

Next, I combined the pesto and the cream, with a hint more black pepper and added that to the pan.

I stirred it all together and as a finishing touch, I threw in a few of my Peruvian peppers to really make things pop.

And voila! Dinner is served. When it comes time to cleaning out the fridge, I can honestly tell you no one knows what is going to happen next. But that’s when the fun really starts. πŸ™‚ As I always say, “play with your food and have some fun”.

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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