Friday, February 5, 2010

Leftovers in disguise

Great White Hunter is pretty easy to please when it comes to food. I can cook up just about anything and he'll eat it. With one exception: leftovers. He does not like leftovers. Period. I normally don't cross that line with him, but there are exceptions to every rule.

Since we've had house guests FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS STRAIGHT (I'm fine with it, really), I've been preparing larger meals. The other night I made enough meatloaf to feed 5,000 (wait...that was Jesus with the bread and fish...) 10 people, so needless to say we had leftovers. I am the kind of person who hates to waste, plus I'm always up for an excuse to get out of cooking, so I crossed the leftovers line. Sort of.

"What are we having for dinner?" he asks. "Grilled burger subs with caramelized onions, potato wedges and a salad," I replied (not a lie, just a tiny twist of the truth). He gobbled it up, complimented my effort and was none the wiser about my trick. Or maybe he was and didn't feel the need to call my hand. Whatever. He ate it, and it was good.

Make this: thinly slice one sweet onion and caramelize. Slice leftover meatloaf and grill in fry pan. Spread spicy mustard on whole wheat sub rolls, add grilled meatloaf, top with onions and sliced cheese (I used smoked provolone). Place, open face, under broiler until cheese melts. Add ketchup if desired. Serve under alias of your choice.


Honorary Indian said...

Love it. That picture looks like it's straight from a cookbook!!!!! The Indian doesn't care for leftovers, either. You're pretty clever. And don't worry....your secret is safe with me. :-)

hipMomma said...

OH yum. I just might have leftover turkey cheesey (added for the girls) meatloaf in my fridge right now. My hubs will eat leftovers for days. I guess I can consider that a good thing.

Happy Girl said...

I'm the one in our house that doesn't like leftovers, the hubby does. But this looks yummy!!! Very good I must say.... Well done!

Cindy said...

i think that is so funny because my husband hates leftovers too. i love them, no cooking and somethings just taste better the next day:) i never would of thought about grilling meatloaf slices though, brilliant! they sound delish. (one of the weird things i eat that grosses everyone out is cold meatloaf on sourdough with plenty of mayo)