Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Making The Most Of Our Leftovers

I was asked to share some of the recipes I use to make meals from the leftover meats we have from our roast meals. So here are a few of our favourites.

Ham and scalloped Potatoes

Most of the time my microwave is used for this recipe, though it can be done in the oven as well.

3 large potatoes partially cooked
1 onion sliced
2 1/2 cups diced ham
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
generous sprinkle of pepper
2 cups milk (you can use reconstituted dry milk for this but I use regular milk unless I run out)

Cook the potatoes for 7 minutes in the microwave or if you use the oven until slightly tender. Slice thinly. Place a layer of 1/2 the potatoes in your casserole dish, layer 1/2 the sliced onions on top. Layer the ham on top of this. Put the remaining onions on top and then layer the remaining potatoes.

Melt the butter or margarine in a 4 cup microwave compatible measuring cup. Mix in the flour to form a paste. Gradually add the milk and stir well. Heat the contents for 4 minutes stirring after every minute (or until mixture thickens slightly). Pour over ingredients in the casserole. This could be done in a pot on the stove as well.

Place in microwave and cook on high for 10 mins. Let sit for about 5 mins and serve.

If you do this in the oven, cook until the potatoes are tender.

Pork Supreme

2 tbsp. oil
2 cups cubed cooked roast pork
3 small onions sliced
8 oz sliced mushrooms (I use a can of mushrooms)
4 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
hot sauce to taste

Heat oil. Add pork and onions, cook until evenly browned. Add mushrooms and saute 5 mins. Remove pork and veggies and set aside. Return pan to heat, add butter and stir until melted. Add flour and stir constantly until a paste forms. Slowly add milk and stir until gravy thickens. Stir in tomato sauce and remaining ingredients. Return pork and veggies to pan. Stir and simmer until meat is heated through. Serve over rice or noodles.

Both these recipes make enough for two meals for each of us and the Pork Supreme recipe actually made enough for a tin foil meal for our youngest son as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

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