{Leftover} Idea #1: Add Eggs to It!


Along the lines of my poached egg over soba/udon/fettucini noodles from a previous post, I have another idea. This time, for leftover marinara sauce and pasta. I made a gigantic pot of sauce for our Catskills weekend, 5 adults and 2 solid-food eating kiddos and I thought we’d wax it. Nope. In addition to our dish, our wonderful hostess my friend’s mom, roasted a leg of lamb from a local Catskills Farm. Wow. Amazing.

Back to the pasta & marinara. We are still eating it, and its Wednesday. Miles & I are alone for a few nights, so we will be cleaning out the fridge of leftovers.

This includes the marinara sauce and elbow pasta. I didn’t have a ton left as Miles has been obsessed with it all week- truth be told his love for tomatoes is so die hard that he eats diced tomatoes from the can- so I needed something “more”. I work on Wednesdays, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time fixing another item. Then it dawned on me- eggs!

I put the leftovers in my dutch oven and dug two pits in the pasta and cracked an egg into each. I then sprinkled some fresh pepper & sea salt over the top and put the lid on. I cooked the entrée with the lid on for a few minutes over medium heat until the eggs were fulling cooked. Wow. I have never done this before- why- I don’t know. It was perfect.

To top off our dinner, I cut up one of our fresh tomatoes from this week’s Denison Farm CSA. It was all about the tomato tonight!

Have you done this before? If so, what dishes?


One Comment Add yours

  1. Leslie says:

    This is such a good idea! We will try this soon as an entree instead of leftovers, I think! 🙂

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