I think I mentioned I cooked a LOT of food this past weekend.  A lot.  Granted, we ate a lot, but there have been a few leftovers…

I can handle leftovers as well as the next guy, but after a while, I just don’t want to see them anymore – at least not in their original state.

Tonight I took leftover sausage with peppers and onions and the leftover beef and put them in a pot with some beef broth.  I had a couple of really ripe tomatoes, so they were chopped up, as well.  And a bit of celery and a can of black-eyed peas.  Stir in some hot chile pepper, and dinner was born.

I also made my own version of Rice-A-Roni to go along with it.  I used some orzo and white rice, sauteed in butter with a bit of minced onion and garlic.  Then added vegetable broth and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Who says leftovers have to be boring?!?