I had a dinner party Saturday night for my DH's Birthday. I love having a really nice dinner, but I don't like leftovers. We had Chicken with Mushrooms in a Garlic Butter Sauce, Yukon Potatoes with fresh Italian Parsley and drizzled with Garlic Butter plus Baby carrots and Fresh Green Beans.
We had 5 chicken breasts and some potatoes left over, so Monday morning I decided to reinvent them.. I got out a box of bow tie pasta and chopped up a red onion.
I needed a potluck dish for a luncheon on Tuesday, so I thought I would make a Chicken Pasta Salad. I put some eggs in water so I could have some hard boiled eggs for the salad and when they came to a boil I added the Bow Tie Pasta.
Next I took those leftover potatoes, added a chopped hard boiled egg, a few red onions, some relish, parsley, mayonnaise and a little mustard and I have a great potato salad that will be fabulous with our sandwiches for lunch today.
Once the pasta was done and cool, I got busy creating my potluck salad.
I love having meals organized ahead and using up leftovers in new creative ways is always the best.
So tell me, how do you reinvent your leftovers?
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