Here are some things that she made...
This one was very cool, I thought. She'd made mashed potatoes without the skins, and had saved the peels overnight in a bowl of water. I would try to peel a little extra deep and wide, for the best result.
Dry off the skins well after draining. Put them on a baking sheet.
Pour some melted butter, and some oil, over the top. Add some salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano, if you like. Stir them. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 mins., stirring 1/2 way through.
When done, top with some fresh chive, and a little extra salt. Enjoy!
We all know that peeled broccoli stems are great sliced and stir fried.
Leftover Chicken Bone Broth.
This starts with a slow cooker. Put the bones from 2 cooked chicken in your slow cooker. Add a quartered onion, 2 carrots, 2 parsnips, 2 stalks of celery, 2 bay leaves, a bit of fresh thyme, and salt & pepper. Cover with water by 2", cook on low overnight. Strain. Freeze.
She uses hers in bean and bacon soup, 1 skillet pasta dishes, risotto, gravy, and sauces.
Clean Out The Fridge Frittata.
She had some pretty sad, but not bad, looking vegetables. Some, she just had a couple of, others more. She pulled, out of her 'fridge:
Spinach, kale, green onions, zuke, a couple of green beans, and a few asparagus spears, a couple of mushrooms, 2 wilted celery stalks, a piece of a red bell pepper, as well as a few olives, and some bits of cheese.
She began by sauteeing in butter sliced onions, mushrooms, zuke, diced red bell, asparagus, green beans, and celery. She also added salt & pepper. Near the end, she added the spinach, kale, and olives. She did this in her largest cast iron skillet.
Then, she took an older dozen eggs, and beat them in a bowl. To them, she added the bits of cheese that she'd shredded...Jack, cheddar, and parmesan. She also likes a little optional hot sauce.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the vegetables, and bake it at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
She served it with a salad that she made from misc. greens that she had, baby tomatoes, 1/2 a cucumber, some basil and parsley. She topped it with the little bit of homemade salad dressing that was in the 'fridge.
Leftover Fruit Bread.
Some of her fruit was going south, so...
Mash well an overripe banana. Add 1 egg, 2/3 cup of sugar, melted butter (8 T., but you can add less and add some oil.), 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1 Tablespoon of orange juice, and a spoon of vanilla.
Once mixed, add the dry ingredients:
Flour 1 1/2 cups, salt 1/2 teaspoon, and baking powder 1 teaspoon.
Cube some fruit that you need to use. She used a small container of blueberries, and a peeled peach Mix in a bowl. Add 2 Tablespoons of flour to the fruit, and toss well.
Prepare a bread pan w/ greased parchment in it. Spoon in the batter, which will be thick.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 mins. Cool for 10 mins. Take out of the pan, and finish cooling completely.
Pie Dough Trimmings.
Here are 3 things to do with leftover bits of pie dough, when you make pies:
These are like no cheese cracker that you've ever seen. The cheese is not incorporated, it's on top.
Roll out the leftover dough. Top with piles of your leftover cheese. In this case, she had sharp cheddar as the base. After topping with a pile of the cheese, add a little salt. She also added 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder, evenly over all. Pat down with your hand.
Cut into crackers with a knife, transfer onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 mins. They harden as they cool.
Roll out the leftover dough. Brush the rolled out dough w/ melted butter. Top with cinnamon sugar - 2 T. sugar & 1 t. cinnamon - cut with cookie cutters or in squares. Transfer to a sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 mins.
Roll out leftover dough, cut into strips. Deep fry at 400 degrees, tossing for about 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Cover with powdered sugar.