I heart leftovers

It was a short weekend. I worked all day on Saturday and I am back at work today. Who else has MLK Jr. Day off? Count your blessings. 🙂

I wasn’t really super hungry when I got up, so I made myself a nice egg and cheese sandwich on organic multigrain bread.

I’m so glad we went to Whole Foods yesterday so that I could get some more of this yummy bread!

Work was actually pretty busy, mainly because I missed a couple of days last week due to the weather. I had a lot of paperwork to catch up on. I kept my energy up with a couple of clementines.

I have decided that I like clementines much better than oranges. They don’t have seeds, they are easier to peel, and they also seem to be easier to eat. I haven’t been able to eat citrus in the longest time because of the possible connection between that and my migraines. I am reintroducing citrus to my diet and luckily, there don’t seem to be any ill effects as of yet. 🙂

Lunch was a taco salad. The salad consisted of ground beef made with my favorite homemade taco seasoning, some spinach, a little cheese, and some salsa.

It may not look very pretty, but it was delish! I also had some unpictured tortilla chips. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: homemade taco seasoning is just better than the packaged stuff. But isn’t that usually the case with most things? 🙂

For dessert, I had some fresh pineapple.

If I had to choose a favorite fruit, I think it would be pineapple. I love getting it at the Farmer’s Market. You pick out a fresh one and they will peel and core it for you. It’s a beautiful thing to see.

For a snack, I had a couple of pieces of bread with some homemade white chocolate peanut butter.

I think for my next nut butter, I will make cashew butter. I just discovered how much I enjoy cashews (especially in bite form). I have never tried cashew butter before, but I’m sure it would be tasty.

Dinner consisted of a few leftover chicken strips and some green beans that I roasted with a little olive oil and cajun seasoning.

Believe it or not, we made extra chicken strips last night just so I would have leftovers today. Does anyone else do that? Corey hates leftovers, but I love them. There are several dishes that we make extras of so I can have leftovers, such as chili, tacos, meatloaf, and pasta. What is your favorite meal that you enjoy even better  the next day?

The best part of the day was a package waiting for me when I got home.

Yes I ordered some more Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter. I love that stuff! Including the peanut butter I made yesterday, I have five different kinds of nut/seed butter.  That’s a lot of nut butter!

Have a great night.

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21 responses to “I heart leftovers

  1. I love soups the next day — it gives the flavors more time to develop. 🙂

  2. Vanilla almond butter? SOUNDS FANTASTIC

  3. I do love me some cashew butter!

  4. I love clementines more than oranges too… and I never knew that they would core the pineapple for you at the Farmers Market! Thats awesome because thats a huge reason I buy it pre-cut.
    Your white chocolate PB looks absolutely amazing.

  5. I love snacking on left-over pizza, especially when it’s cold! I had work today too 😦 Have a great rest of the week!

  6. I just recently tried cashew butter for the first time! I am jealous that you got some Naturally Nutty! What website did you order it from?

  7. You will love cashew butter! Honey makes it amazing 🙂

  8. I always make enough for leftovers so I can have lunch the next day.

  9. Ohmygosh! I love Natuarally Nutty nut butters – I have the Vanilla AB and Butter Toffee PB. YUM! 🙂

  10. I love leftovers, especially when I have a busy week and I don’t have to worry about cooking for the next few days.
    Nut butters are my favorite. I have jars upon jars of it at home. I haven’t tried making it myself, but after seeing your post yesterday I definitely will!

  11. nice package waiting! And clems are the only citrus I will eat as a snack bec i hate the mess of others.

  12. Completely agree on the homemade taco seasoning! I had yesterday off which was fabulous. I am also crushing on clementines. I’ve already had 2 today and have another one sittin’ pretty at my desk.

  13. wow, I need to try all these special nut butters!

    would you believe this pb-obsessed girl STILL hasn’t strayed from the pb?

    I think I’m just afraid I’ll love it even more than peanut butter.

    and then we’ll all be in trouble. 😉

  14. I’m with you sister! Leftovers are awesome, sometimes I think certain food tastes better the next day 😉

  15. Those roasted green beans look killer. I roasted green beans a couple weeks ago and need to get around to blogging about it soon . . . they’re so good that way! And so easy!

  16. You totally are like with me with the tacos!! I do the same little taco salad bit! 🙂 Yumm!

  17. I love leftovers too, I really need to start cooking extra to make sure I have them.

  18. Homemade taco seasoning is the only way to go!!! Luv your pics of healthy and yummy food in the dead of winter! (Thanx for visiting our blog! And for leaving such a nice comment! Hope to see you again!)

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