Chef Horse gets down with leftovers.

@TheHorse (72311)
Walnut Creek, California
January 3, 2018 9:08am CST
The other evening, I had leftover ham and potatoes for dinner. Being a culinary snob, I had to tweak things a bit. My Midwestern friends had made the scalloped potatoes a bit too creamy, and not cheesy enough (I didn't tell them that), so I baked the potatoes for maybe 8 minutes at 375 with some Brie on top. The result was crunchy and delicious, as I like it. They're very sweet to send me home with a "care package" whenever I go over there, whether it's to play music or just sit around and drink and dine. This time we watched the New Years festivities on TV, something I don't often do. Have you done any good "tweaks" to your leftovers over the past few days?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
3 Jan
Looks good. Ham is one of my favorites. We had lots of turkey leftover so there were both hot and cold turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie and turkey stew. The pie and stew is in the freezer to enjoy at a later date. For now we are all turkeyed out!
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
Can you just send me some with some cranberries?
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
5 Jan
@TheHorse for sure
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Jan
@Happy2BeMe Merci y Gracias!
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@patgalca (14601)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 Jan
Just getting people to EAT the left overs was a chore. My husband would eat left overs from Christmas Eve once. I don't get why. I had them a couple of times... and then threw them out. No tweaking required.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan
I do like turkey sandwiches, with cranberry, smothered in mayo!
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@patgalca (14601)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Jan
@TheHorse I cook a frozen Butterball turkey roll. There were really only two slices left. There were a couple of slices of ham and enough vegetables for a meal.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
@patgalca Do turkey rolls taste like turkeys?
@EddieHands (37807)
• United States
3 Jan
wow that food looks good! I will be there to eat it shortly ! Blessings
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
@EddieHands Tonight, I believe kun pao chicken with a little added green pepper, onion, and Filipino rice will be on the menu.
@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Jan
I wolfed it all down @TheHorse . Today it's Hamburger Helper.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
I haven't had that in years! Is it still pretty decent?
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Jan
@TheHorse Oh yeah. Besides the hamburger one, there's chicken, tuna etc.
@much2say (40138)
• United States
3 Jan
We just had straight leftovers last night - no tweaking - I'm too lazy!
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
Was it turkey?
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
4 Jan
@TheHorse Nope - for New Year's Day, we had a traditional Japanese feast at my parents' house. We had stuff like sashimi (raw fish), norimaki (a sushi with veggies), various beans and pickley things, sekihan (steamed rice with azuki beans) . . . and there's no way all that can be thrown into a soup .
@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
I have leftover ham for dinner, I am not in the mood of cooking.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
Understandable. Hope you're doing OK.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
3 Jan
That looks so delicious and there's no trace of evidence that it's leftover food!
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan
Ah, good point! Yes, it was yummy.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
3 Jan
@TheHorse I don't eat pork though.
@FourWalls (15180)
• United States
4 Jan
Ooh, those taters look yummy.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
They were pretty good. But not as good as they would have been had I made them from scratch.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
3 Jan
Yummy food you made. Yes. I made chicken soup from leftover chicken that we had.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
Sounds good. I have the sniffles. Will be right over.
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@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
3 Jan
Those crunchy potatoes with Brie on top sound delightful.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
It made them really yummy. I bought some more Brie today.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Your leftovers look good.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
Thanks, Valerie.
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
3 Jan
I also prefer crunchy over creamy. It looks good.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
It was tasty! I should have added some onion to the potatoes as well.
• United States
3 Jan
Your dinner looks delicious. Thankfully we're out of leftovers and now we can get back to the basics.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan
I may get some Thai soup later--back to basics.
@HazySue (23039)
• United States
3 Jan
That looks like a wonderful dinner. Happy New Year.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jan
Happy New Year to you as well!
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@teamfreak16 (41379)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jan
No, but your potatoes fix sounds quite awesome!
@Hannihar (41908)
4 Jan
I usually have left overs after I Sabbath and I just enjoy them the way they are. Do they live by you now and grew up in the Midwest or do they still live in the Midwest? Where in the Midwest are they from or live?
@andriaperry (58503)
• United States
3 Jan
Yes I did, I ate Venison. I made a venison meatloaf for Tony on New Year day. This morning, yes for breakfast, I made cold meatloaf sandwiched with ketchup for me and bbq sauce for him. Finished off those leftovers. I do not eat much read meat at all, I prefer wild. When I do.
@nitirrbb7 (3725)
• India
3 Jan
Looks fresh as its just made noways you can say its made of leftover.