Leftover smashed potatoes are a good thing. Especially when Victor has a plan…

His plan was potato pancakes. I loves me some potato pancakes! They really are the perfect way to use up leftover potatoes. And using up leftover potatoes is the only time I ever think to make them. They probably wouldn’t come out as good if I cooked the potatoes and did them on purpose. Some things are just like that.

The potato pancakes are pretty basic – an egg, some flour, herbs and spices, as desired. He took them one step farther tonight, though – he breaded them with breadcrumbs. Brilliant.

The chicken marsala was another quick throw-together.

I sliced two chicken breasts width-wise and then lightly pounded them. I dredged them in flour seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and a bit of sage.

I sauteed mushrooms and then sauteed the chicken in a bit of olive oil and butter. I added a good splash of marsala and let it cook down. Next went some chicken broth and I let it simmer a bit and then thickened it with a bit of cornstarch.

Frozen chopped spinach finished the plate.

This one had it all. Fork-tender chicken scallops, creamy-crunchy potatoes, and Popeye’s favorite vegetable.

And there’s more of that yummy cake  coming up later…