However, being a good Hawaii household, there are always leftovers. Here’s what we’re eating this week.
Leftover Perishables Monday
Salmon Cakes and Co-worker Kale Salad. We had neither ham nor lamb for Easter, but lots of salmon and lots of furikake kale chips. So I’m making salmon cakes with the leftover salmon and an errant red pepper. Add a batch of kale salad with the extra bunch of kale. We have other leftovers, but I’m using the salmon first since it will be the first to go bad.
A bunch of salads today. Ham-less Japanese Potato Salad with leftover hard-boiled eggs. The salad might be a tinge of robin’s egg blue, but will still taste great.
Aburage salad. My father used to make a shredded, spicy salad from aburage. I’ve been trying to get a recipe, but the conversation goes like this: Daddy: “Yeah, I remember; it was good, but I just threw it together all the time. Never write it down. Too bad, huh?!” Thank goodness for my mother-in-law, who found a basic recipe that I can work from.
Korean-style bean sprouts with leftover bean sprouts from so-so Thai chicken pizza. Using the sprouts before they get biologically hazardous.
No Rules Stuffed Kabocha will be downright anarchy as I'll use a butternut squash. This means that the orphan butternut squash, leftover sausage, leftover cheese from quiches and leftover cream from scones will not go to waste. The rest of the sausage will be frozen for weekend breakfasts or desperation dinners.
Fish and Rice on Thursday
Sick and Wrong Fish, musubi with ume, and My Mom's Japanese Coleslaw. I found a *great* ume from Nijiya that is not the typical hurt-your-jaw salt bomb, so we've been eating a lot of ume-musubi. And after three says of leftovers, we need a break.
Meatless Hockey Friday
Two flavors of Panini. Winter panini with apples, arugula and brie, which didn’t make it to the table for Easter. I’m trying another with Steve's hummus, eggplant and roasted red peppers. I’m not exactly sure how it will ‘stick’ together, but the flavors sound good.
Have a good week all. What are your best leftovers tricks?