Leftovers

16
Apr
2014

Leftovers get kind of a bad rap.  That’s too bad, because they have great potential.  Is it possible that leftovers are just misunderstood and misused?  For example, everyone knows second day pasta is no good.  So don’t go there!  Unless of course it’s lasagna, but that’s just stating the obvious, right? Some things just aren’t meant to be left over, so do yourself a favor and toss it before it ever gets to that solitary back corner of the fridge.   We could go on and on but let’s get to some real advice here.

The Company Grill’s signature chicken (Grilled Chicken Monterey on our website) is one of those marinated meats that is glorious the next day.  And the next.  And the next.  I can’t give away any secret recipes but let’s just say it’s a little tang, a little salt, a little sweet.  Here are a couple examples of what we have done with it; his and hers versions if you will:

HERS:  Make it into a salad.  I love a good spring mix of lettuce.  Don’t pile it too high or all the goods on the top will roll to the outside and well that’s just no good.  Give it a nice plump bottom layer, though.  Then I just slice up the chicken into strips and lay them on cold, right out of the fridge.  My favorite toppings are avocados, grape tomatoes, green olives and some Homemade Ranch Dressing.  As you can see,  I have a propensity for drowning my salads.  Check out my dressing recipe – it’s a winner!IMG_4188

 

HIS:  Kelly is a sucker for a good sandwich.  And our chicken makes for a GREAT one.  It’s best on a soft, fluffy, buttery bun.  Give it a healthy spread of mayo (“healthy” generous, not “healthy” well, healthy).  We’ll sauté some onions and garlic in some butter and lay it on top of that dreaded leftover and voila – Yumness!  Kelly will always throw some jalapenos in the mix because that is how he rolls.  If it’s summertime and you have a juicy ripe tomato in the garden, slice her on there too with some avocados.  Oh there are so many possibilities!  But it’s April and in Utah, tomatoes are no good… yet.  So here we are simple.  Yet divine.  Let us know your variations!!IMG_4191

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