I thought I would kick off this blog with a subject near and dear to me: leftovers. Dreaded by most, appreciated by few. I belong with the few. If I really like something, I have no problem eating it for a couple days until I really get my fill. Growing up, I would eat lasagna or Thanksgiving stuffing for days with no complaints.
Lately, I have been remixing leftovers to create new meals. Last night's quinoa or couscous gets sauteed with tonight's veggies of choice and topped with an egg; a meal I often throw together after a long day. If all else fails, put an egg on it. On that note, here is something you can make for breakfast using leftover tomato sauce. This is the perfect use for that bit of leftover sauce you didn't need but didn't want to toss.
Saucy Toast with a Fried Egg
Depending on how much sauce you have, how much you like and how many mouths you must fill, adjust portions accordingly. As for the sauce, I always use this recipe from Heidi and vary the amount of chili flakes depending on my mood. They don't affect the flavor so adjust to your spice preference.
- Warm your sauce in a skillet, adding a bit of kale or spinach if you like (I used kale). Let your greens wilt and set aside.
- Same skillet, add a bit of butter and fry yourself an egg.
- Meanwhile, make your toast.
- Right before the egg is to your liking, top the toast with the sauce--this way it won't be soggy.
- Throw the egg on.
- Salt and pepper; Parmesan, if you have it.