Recipe… From whatever’s left.

I was away for a couple of days, and when I got back, I realized that it had been a while since I’d been to the grocery store. Since it was Sunday afternoon already, I found it difficult to get motivated to do it yesterday.

So I pulled together a salad for dinner that consisted of pretty much anything that was left that I could put on a salad. This isn’t so much a recipe as it is an exercise in emptying the fridge.

This salad consisted of:

– Lettuce, of course. You can tell from the photo that it’s the last of the head of romaine too. Not the nice, dark, green stuff from when you first bring it home. Oh well… someone has to eat this.

– Shredded carrots

– The last few olives left in the jar

– My last chopped green onion

– Some sunflower seeds

– Last of the turkey lunch meat

– And the last half of a tomato


It doesn’t look like much, but it tasted really good with a little blue cheese dressing. I’m not even going to guess at a carb count for this, but it ain’t much, I can tell you that. Mostly from the tomato and the dressing, I suspect.

What’s the laziest, craziest thing you’ve ever made from whatever was left in the house?

More about my days away when I can figure out exactly what I want to say about them.

Happy Monday!

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  • Jocelyn Foster  On March 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Looks like a tasty salad and represents what I do often at the end of the week. Clean out the fridge and throw it all together.


  • Karen  On March 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I turn to the crock-pot for lazy-crazy-don’t-wanna-shop meals. Find a frozen hunk of random meat in the freezer. Throw it in with a chopped onion (I almost always have an onion on hand). Shake on some spices / seasonings. Cover it with either a can of soup or a can of diced tomatoes. Then I usually make some rice or noodles and frozen vegetables as side dishes. My husband sometimes doesn’t even realize I was just being lazy and avoiding the grocery store!! 🙂


    • StephenS  On March 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Yum, sounds great. At this time of year, I get a lot of mileage out of cans of diced tomatoes.


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