A few days ago I made Martha’s Spiced Pork Roast with Acorn Squash. I had some leftovers, but not a lot. I always have trouble with pork roast leftovers, because it tends to get very dry if you reheat it. So I decided to get a little creative. I scraped the remaining 4 slices of squash and smashed up the insides. I dumped this in a pan with about 1/4 cup cream. I added a few sprinkles of garlic powder, lots of salt and pepper and a little cinnamon. I also added a few tablespoons of water. I slowly heated the mix and stirred until it was thickened. I put in the leftover pork roast slices, turned them over in the mixture, put a lid on and turned the heat off. We ate about 10 minutes later. The pork was nice and moist and sauce was really delicious, if a bit different. Dude Martha said it tasted like pumpkin to him. I was quite proud of myself for finding this creative use of the leftovers. I am sure Martha is not big on leftovers, but in the average American household, leftovers are a way of life. Applying a little Martha creativity to them was fun for me.
Please forgive my lack of a photo. We just got a new camera and it is refusing to let us take the photos off it. On top of that, I’m struggling with yet another bout of kidney stones and had a CT scan Friday for it. I’ve been sick for more than 3 months at this point and am simply bone tired. Dinner last night was grilled cheese (on wheat Italian bread with some cheese I don’t know the name of – but it was not yucky American and was very good) and basil tomato soup (from a can – I had none frozen). Dinner tonight was at Friendly’s, where we took Dude Martha and his pal. They enjoyed it is about all I can say! I didn’t have much appetite anyhow since the latest kidney episode started about then. I’m gearing up to make my Martha Mondays dish tomorrow and hope that I am through this current episode by then.