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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A cobbled together supper, avoiding food waste
Dinner plans got moved around this week, including "dinner with Dad" night, due to DS's new school and work schedule. I needed dinner for 2, and had several leftovers calling me. Pictured is the inspiration for last night's supper: the lb container of cooked quinoa. I also had about 2/3 of a good sized roast chicken breast, scallions, one egg, a bit of Cheddar cheese.
Another inspiration was the piling up bits of drying, bread ends and stale cracker crumbs. Now whirled together in the food processor, I yielded 2 large jars worth.
With the addition of some spices, here are the chicken-quinoa patties, fried off with some reserved bacon fat. They are very good; finding that we enjoy the crispy crunch that quinoa offers in these cakes.
For sides to select from: egg noodles, baked potatoe, corn, roasted Butternut