the dregs of the fridge......
Last night for dinner, I was determined to use up stuff that I had in the freezer/fridge. I'm the queen of "clearance" and "reduced" items and I often throw whatever it is in our chest freezer. I dug out 2 portabella mushrooms( they freeze wonderfully, btw) and a green pepper from the produce drawer. I had some whole wheat sub buns and some turkey sausage in there as well. I also am guilty of throwing half open bags of tortillas in the freezer too. Additionally, I had 3 chicken tenders left from Sunday's dinner. Those were already marinated.
I grilled the chicken along with the sausages. I made a quesadilla with the mushrooms, peppers, some ramps( wild leeks), the chicken and spinach. I used some manchego cheese Christine and I got in Toronto. Wow, was that ever strong!!!
I saved some of the peppers and mushrooms and made sandwiches with those. I brushed the bread with some garlic spread( a wonderful locally made product) and melted some cheese on them.
During the day, I made some silly toffee squares. These were featured in this week's foodblog over on egullet. I wasn't that fond of them because they were really sweet, but they were easy to make. I did buy a large box of rice krispies especially to make these. Rice Krispies is a cereal I normally wouldnt buy. Now I have to find a way to use it up without resorting to rice krispie squares.