The last day at the cabin is reserved for leftover clean up and clean out!
Do you do that?
My mom was always very good about having one night a week where ALL the leftovers came out of the fridge and meals were made from what was left behind.
There may have only been a couple of servings of leftover baked beans, or some left over potato salad --- maybe one ear of corn on the cob, some leftover meat loaf.
It made for some funny meals, but the food was always very very good and usually nothing went to waste. If there was ever left over spaghetti and sauce, that was mine!
We really did have more food up here than we needed this week, especially thanks to kind mountain neighbors who loaded us down with produce: Lettuce, tomatoes, squash AND cucumbers are coming out of our ears! Some will be going home with me, but we felt a little adventurous tonight and wondered what we could make with:
4 yellow summer squash
half of an onion
half of a green pepper
half of a carton of mushrooms
one package of pre-cooked fajita meat that as of yet was unopened.
Doesn’t sound too bad does it? As of yesterday we are out of eggs at the cabin, and I’m still living my life gluten-free so a casserole with bread crumbs or eggs just wasn’t going to happen.
Stir-fry all the veggies you’ve got in some olive oil and add some minced garlic, salt and pepper!
When everything is tender, transfer into a 9 X 13 pan.
Layer the fajita meat on top, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. It was pretty juicy when it came out of the oven, but boy did it smell good! You can drain the extra liquid if you want, but we found it to be a nice flavorful sauce.
**This would have been really good served over rice but we didn’t want to wait to make some before eating.
There was just enough left in a package of shredded cheese to sprinkle some over the top and let it melt while we set the table.
This was so good we both had seconds! I think I LIKE “clean out the fridge night!”
Any leftovers of THIS meal will be going home with me for lunch tomorrow after dropping Mickey off at the airport in Greensboro.
The sewing area is cleaned up --- all dog ears, threads and snippy bits have been vacuumed, swept and boxed away. It's been a blast having friends to sew with at the cabin this week and the time went by TOO QUICKLY. Tonight is for relaxing with chick-flicks on Netflix, feet up and hand-stitching away to the glow of tandem ott lights ---
Almost time to say goodbye to Quilt Villa – at least until next time!