The Pho Place Sent Too Much Mint And Basil. Asian Pesto Time!

Rice noodles get all dressed up fo' freesies!
Nov 7, 2013 12:30 pm

I ordered pho with a few friends the other night and received, like, five plastic bags packed with fresh herbs we each used a teeny handful of. There was so much basil, mint, cilantro, lime wedges and sliced jalapeños left over. So I crammed them all into my pet food processor with some strategic pantry ingredients and invented Vietnamese pesto. So good, you guys. Here's how to do it.

The $5 Costco Chicken: 5 Dinners for 5 Bucks. Here's How To Do It.

Start with a rotisserie chicken and heed our words
Jun 11, 2013 1:01 pm

I finally found a reason to buy a Costco membership: the $5 rotisserie chicken. I'm not kidding when I say that the $5 rotisserie chicken could be the answer to our nation's hunger problems. I got four meals out of that bird. FOUR MEALS. Here's how I broke it down.

Infographic: How To Reheat Grilled Food Without Killing It

Make sure your grilling leftovers stay delicious
May 29, 2013 1:01 pm
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Grilling is a perfect large-format feeding ground, which means you're going to have leftovers, and since nobody likes a chilly sausage, we thought we'd offer some tips on reheating your grilled food without killing (read: microwaving) it. Everything you need to know about re-enjoying after the jump, in highly print-outable infographic form!

12 Sandwich Ideas To Polish Off That Easter Ham

Last call for ham leftovers! It's sandwich time.
Apr 3, 2013 11:31 am

Spring cleaning: high time to update the pantry and way past time to clean the fridge. Oh my heavens, there's the lasts of the Easter ham in there! That means that before it's time to scrape mystery residue off fridge glass, it's sandwich time! Here are 10 suggestions that don't involve a Cubano. Sorry, Cubanos. You're easy prey. 

10 Ways To Cook With Leftovers On The Brain

Food so nice you'll eat it twice. Probably more.
Jan 8, 2013 12:31 pm

A Reheat is a day we re-run a classic What To Eat For Lunch column because I'm...OK, I'll just say it. I'm probably still in bed. But Reheat Day is what happens when you made or otherwise inherited a large amount of food. Home-cooking still beats anything you can pick up around the workplace. Here are ten ideas to cook with leftovers in mind.

I'm So Excited For Christmas Ham Leftovers

That I'm plotting my course of action right now
Dec 24, 2012 12:31 pm

I was singing in the shower this morning, replacing lyrics with phrases like "glaze a giant ham" and "eating lots of ham" and...the like. So I thought since I can't even concentrate on my Christmas Eve morning shower cocktail, I'd plot my course of action for after tomorrow's leftover ham has a good night's sleep in the fridge. It thought it was done. Psh.

Lunch: All The Times I've Mentioned Chicken Salad

At least 11 times. That's a lot of chicken salad.
Dec 14, 2012 12:31 pm

To me, there is no greater or more universally appealing blank slate than a plain old pile of shredded leftover chicken, just waiting for your bidding. Will the binder be mayo — Japanese or American? Or possibly yogurt — regular or Greek? What's the crunch element? What does it go on? The answers to these questions and more, in today's edition of 11 Reasons You Should Eat Chicken Salad For Lunch.

Leftover Makeover: Make This Before The Very Last Ham Is Gone

Unless it already is, in which case, well-played.
Nov 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Even if it doesn't taste funny, there's something about 5-day-old bird that doesn't scream "eat me," unless you're still in college and truly don't care, etc. But ham — the ham is super-salty, practically cured at that point, and lasts way longer (especially if it's still on the bone). I don't know the science behind it, but keeping meat on the bone will definite prolong its life for a day or two, making this insane fried rice recipe the star of today's lunch menu.


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