Tall Guy hates leftovers. I love them. He thinks they’re boring. I think they’re useful and time-saving. Sometimes you want to come home and eat something really good without having to make it, and you don’t want that something to be a frozen pizza.
So, we eat leftovers, but I try to repurpose them, or at
least jazz them up, for Tall Guy’s palette.
We had chili the other day. Really good chili. It's
easy, but no one makes two-bowl chili. I made enough for six servings, so we had plenty
of leftovers. We ate a third, a third went into the freezer (I’m trying to re-stock up on incredible edibles - I love a full freezer), and the remaining third went into
Tex-Mex salad, one of Tall Guy’s favourites.
I used the Vita-Mix to whip up some guacamole. The colour is
more red than usual, probably because I used very red tomatoes and blended
until very smooth. The Vita-Mix recipe suggests blending until chunky, but who
wants chunky guacamole? Not us! I left it in for about 30 seconds. That’s it.
Then, I used some of the guacamole to dress mixed greens,
which I topped with the reheated hot chili.
On top of that, I sprinkled some cheese and added a dollop
of Greek yogurt and a spoonful of guacamole.
Flavour: Fresh, but I prefer my own guacamole recipe (which
includes garlic. You know you're turning Spanish when you want garlic in
Ease: Very easy, and it was easy to clean up as well – the
Vita-mix blends the avocado very well, so no oil needed.
Make-again: Guacamole in the Vita-mix, yes, but with my own