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Holiday Leftovers

Now I know your probably thinking what? Did I miss a post? No no you did not but since I cooked a ham the other day which is on many tables at Christmas and had leftovers I decided why wait lets show them some delicious meals they can have with leftovers as well as do the holiday cooking posts.

So here’s the recipe

Egg wraps ( this is just an egg cooked really thin into a crepe or wrap, you can   add seasonings if you wish I usually add a bit of Italian seasoning)

1 pepper diced ( I used yellow)

1 small to medium onion diced

Diced leftover ham ( I had about a cup finely diced but you can put more or less)

Pasta sauce

Cheese of choice

In a bowl mix pepper, onion and ham. Take one egg wrap and put in about 3 tbsp of ham mixture. Add 1/2 tbsp pasta sauce and sprinkle of shredded cheese. Roll up and top with 1-2 tbsp pasta sauce and another sprinkle of cheese. Repeat to make as many as you need.  Put in microwave for 30-40 seconds or until cheese is melted and filling is warm.

I usually make one ham roll at a time for myself so what I like to do is actually saute the ham mixture before putting it in the wrap but that step in optional. I would only saute the 3 tbsp I was going to use.

The best part about this recipe is you can have it for breakfast, lunch of supper!

Hope you enjoy this recipe and look at how delicious this looks before its cooked and after.

 

Better made at home

My husband and I recently went on a date and it was terrible. Now my date was amazing but the restaurant was terrible. So when we got home my husband did some searching and found this website http://www.healthspace.ca/fha/food

When you look on the website you can see how well the restaurants score. I have to say I was pretty grossed out with most of the reviews. So for the next little while we will be eating at home. I’m sure that there are review sites just like this one wherever you live. The thing that shocked me the most is that some of these restaurants are still open and serving people when they have reports of not having food safety knowledge, rodent and pest infestations, improper food storage and dirty equipment. What in the world does it take for a restaurant to shut down?

Thankfully I love cooking and will be making my favourites in the kitchen. It was kind of a blessing to find out just how gross the restaurants are. Now I can cook my meals reduce some of the deep frying and fat involved in most restaurant dishes and add a ton of veggies to my food.

I seem to be all mixed up in my days because of Veterans day being a holiday here and forgot to make a meatless Monday dish. But I did make some home made Sloppy Joe’s and served it on spinach. Truth be told I was suppose to cook some biscuits but forgot. I also forgot to take a picture but trust me you will want to make this recipe over and over again for your family.

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

Cooking Time – 10-20 minutes depending how thick you like the mix

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion(dehydrated onions)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb.  ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp vinegar

Mix brown sugar, onion. paprika, cumin and garlic powder set aside. Brown ground beef. Add tomato sauce, water, vinegar and mustard and stir. Add the spices and mix. Bring to a boil then simmer until desired thickness. I like my sloppy joe to be quite thick so I tend to simmer it for 15 minutes or longer. And your done. This recipe serves 4.

You can serve this mixture on biscuits, rice, spinach, salad, toast….my youngest has even requested it on a frozen waffle lol. I’ve used leftovers to make naan bread sloppy joe pizza.  Enjoy!