“Stuff” is the term we use for dinner that is made with no recipe – and from a concoction of ingredients that are unlikely to ever be present in the kitchen in the same quantities, again.  In other words, a one-shot, one-of-a-kind meal, unlikely to ever be duplicated, replicated, or otherwise made, again.

In this case – too bad.

Today’s leftover dinner delight was:

  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small pork chop, cubed
  • 1 small chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 links andouille sausage, diced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cans white beans
  • 1 cup turkey gravy
  • panko bread crumbs
  • butter

I sauteed the garlic, onion, celery, mushrooms, and carrot in a bit of butter  and then added the pork, chicken, and andouille.  When it was cooked, I added the wine and reduced it to almost nothing.  Then went in the beans.  Everything went into the casserole and I added garlicky buttered panko bread crumbs on top and into the oven for about 30 minutes.

It was one of those dishes that may not be much to look at once dished out (it would be great in individual casserole dishes) but dayum it was tasty!  The flavors and textures were continually changing.  It was savory and comforting, with crunchy bread crumbs balancing the soft beans and the meats…

We’re having leftovers for lunch!