Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Dinner of Leftovers

So I enjoy leftovers, but sometimes we end up with something that is kind of hard to use.   For instance- we had exactly eight small meatballs left over from our spaghetti and meatballs (the meat was leftover from hamburgers- the deer meat is packaged in two pound packages).

So, what to do, what to do? 

Why not meatball subs?

However, we have eight tiny meatballs and no sub rolls. Bah.

So this is what we did!  I took out a package of hot dog buns and popped two in the toaster oven, (split open) with a slice of provolone cheese in the middle.  

I made up some spaghetti sauce and reheated the meatballs, then we simply spooned the meatballs and sauce over our buns and laid a piece of provolone on the top.  Voila!

Then, because each "sub" was tiny, we repeated it- with ham.  I took some sandwich ham, cut it up and put it on the sauce covered hot dog buns, then threw a slice of provolone on them and heated them up.

Talk about a leftovers meal! The only thing purchased FOR this meal with the 1/4lb of provolone, of which we have some leftover.

It pays to think outside the box!  Now we have plenty of hot dog buns left for our hot dog meal later in the week, we're both full, and the meatballs didn't go to waste!  I call that a successful dinner. :)


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