Monday 4 November 2019

Challenge Seven - The Leftovers Challenge - Day Four

Breakfast for Two - Peaches and Porridge

There were enough peaches left to be able to share, and of course there are lots of porridge oats left as well.

The ingredients for lunch.

I saved a few of the chickpeas to add to our evening meal.

Dinner - Homemade Hummus and Crackers

Gosh this was so delicious … and so garlicky

Getting the ingredients laid out to make our tea.

I decided to rinse the leftover baked beans and add them to the curry too.

This is my largest pan, as you can see all those ingredients made a very generous amount of curry.

Tea - Potato and Chickpea Curry

Tea for both us looked like this one.

And there was still lots left over.

Left in the Leftovers:
orange juice
1 carrot
7 onions
3/4 iceberg lettuce
4 apples 
600g porridge oats
375g spaghetti

250g red lentils
700g brown rice
tub of gravy mix
1 tin mandarin orange segments
1 potato

Today's  Up to 5 Items:

Garlic Paste
1/2 box Crackers

A very successful day, with lots of lovely food.  This using up the leftovers really gets me thinking, sometimes over-thinking, but it's good to get the old grey cells working again.

Sue xx


  1. You come up with lovely ways to use all your leftovers. Wonderful meals.

    God bless.

    1. They were really tasty, especially that hummus :-)

  2. Some of our tastiest meals have come from leftovers, in fact tonight will be one, pasta pie, left over veggie pasta bake with extra veg added with left over puff pastry slung on top, a first and depending on the result it might be the last ! I often put baked beans in a curry and leave in the tomato sauce and it is always yummy. Isn't homemade hummus the best, and so cheap !

    1. At first I was going to leave the sauce on them, perhaps I should have. Next time I'll try it with sauce on and see if there's any difference.

      Homemade hummus is TOO yummy … we ate the lot in one sitting :-)

  3. The texture of your hummus looks good and I'm wondering about how much garlic you used . Can we have your version of the recipe ?

    1. Tin of chickpeas, a good squirt of garlic paste (equal to about 3 crushed cloves), dash of water, olive oil, salt, pepper and a heaped teaspoon of cumin. Loosen with more water to get to the consistency you like. Whizz for 30 seconds more than you think you should.

    2. I forgot the tablespoon of tahini !!

    3. Thanks , will make some tomorrow .


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