Wednesday, November 28, 2012

stuffing croutons

This is good. I read somewhere that leftover stuffing could be made into croutons so I tried sauteing chunks of stuffing in ghee. As a comparison, I also slow-baked some smaller clumps in the toaster oven -- and decided they are delicious both ways with the baked ones crunchier.

Then I made a salad with just things on-hand -- romaine lettuce, parsley, green onions, black olives and Gorgonzola cheese. I added a couple of spoonfuls of cranberry sauce and some fresh thyme to a basic vinaigrette dressing. Sprinkled dried cranberries on top. And another spoonful of cranberry sauce on top of everything, what the heck. This is good.

If I'd thought ahead, these last pears (from our pear tree) would've been a nice addition but they've been in cold storage and are hard as a rock. Toasted nuts, too, but I was too lazy.

And a happy full moon to you -- I'll be making some full moon art later on. Join me?

Also posted on Fight Back Friday over at Kristen's Food Renegade.


Jacky said...

Yum, I'm salivating! Thanks for sharing that great idea. Coming up to Christmas (and I always have a stuffing), this will be a great use of left overs.
Your salad sounds scrumptious and those pears look beautiful...might have to sketch them into my journal.

Happy moonday to you too.

Jacky xox

Marie said...

I want to come to your house for dinner :)
I made some full moon art...
Happy Moon Day!

the wild magnolia said...

such a smart idea. simple and useful.

Thank you for sharing.

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Nancy said...

Marie said it for me! Set a couple of extra plates, we'll be right over!
I had a moon idea in my head. Then a good friend called and well...I got nutin'!! Raining here tonight, moon looks like a cotton ball behind thick gauze!

Nat Palaskas said...

Looks yummy Peggy. I will try that next time I'm using stuffing - Hugs Nat

Peggy said...

Jacky -- it's worth a try if you're tired of heating leftovers up day after day! :)

Marie, okay then, I'll set you a place! I'm going to come see your art now, too!

Thanks, Wild Magnolia!

Nancy, okay then, two place settings! hehe. Well, sometimes life moves to the forefront and crowds out all the time we have for making. ;)

Nat, thanks and I hope you like it!