My Wife exclaimed, "This is Very good , Honey !" as she took her third bite of a fridge cleanout meal tonight. I was excited about a new catering opportunity that came to my E-mail account today. My thoughts went back to my roots when I was previously a Chef making all the decisions for my small catering company.You increase your profit margin when you go to your walk-in cooler and create a menu from leftovers.
Tonight for our dinner I did just that. All the Pork from earlier this week has been consumed. All that was left were baked diced potatoes, pureed (Fresh Basil, Fresh tomatoes, roasted Fresh Bell peppers and Fresh Purple onions), To these ingredients I also added Sliced bacon, diced Chicken, and Broccoli Cheese soup. All these ingredients found in my pantry, fridge or freezer were combined in a soup pot.
I first sauteed the Bacon, added the diced Chicken, potato mixture and stirred in the Broccoli Cheese soup. Placed crumbled wheat crackers in the bottom of the single serve bowl. Poured hot soup over the top. and garnished with Shredded Monterey Cheddar and Fresh Lemon Thyme.
And no more than three spoon fulls into the meal I received the affirmation I was hoping for. I am excited that my best friend enjoyed dinner tonight.