Dinner from Leftovers

The contents of the fridge after a New Years Party can be a little frightening. Bottles half opened, random appetizers looking a little less appetizing than they did two days ago and some other random ingredients beginning to fester. What should I make?

Well…

How about a crock pot creation!


1 cup Leftover tomato sauce (from “Make-Your-Own-Pizza” on NYE)

1 cup diced mushrooms (from pizza toppings)

1 cup grilled chicken (from dinner last week)

1/2 bag wilted spinach (from leftover salad)

1/2 cup julienned green peppers (from pizza toppings)

3 old-looking tomatoes without a purpose

1/2 cup black olives (from pizza toppings)

1/2 sauteed fresh red onion (the only fresh ingredient!!)

1 can of cannellini beans – Goya brand – drained and added to crock pot

1 cup of water

a generous sprinkle of hot pepper flakes

sprinkle of splenda or sugar to make ingredients sweeter

Simmer for 1-2 hours and enjoy in a mug or over rice. ┬áThis may also have medicinal powers and is said to cure lingering New Year’s induced hangovers! :)