i was watching the rachael ray show the other day (yes, i dvr it and watch it - bite me), and she had a segment on a family that hates leftovers and refuses to eat them. first of all, if that had been me as a child (or that husband - shame on you!), i would've been smacked. second of all, i friggin' love leftovers! it basically becomes another ingredient for you to use in a dish.
as you may remember, i made a buttload of pot roast last week, and ended up with a lot o' extra meat. i also went out to eat at wood ranch that weekend (i <3 garlic rolls), and had a giant portion of roast chicken left over. what did i do with all this leftover meat? smother them in bbq sauce...ooooh yeah.
i started making my own bbq sauce last year as an experiment. it's become one of my new favorite things to experiment with! you can make it sweet, tangy, spicy...whatever your pleasure. here's (one of) my recipes:
it'll make ya feel better bbq sauce
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp ground mustard
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp ground coriander
1 pinch cayenne
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
2 oz (2 shots) of whiskey (that's what'll make you feel better)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
throw it all into a saucepan. mix and simmer.
while the bbq sauce was simmering, i sauteed up some mushrooms and onions in olive oil and threw in the leftover roasted chicken (shredded) and leftover pot roast (shreeded). i poured the bbq sauce over the whole thing and there it was: delicious leftover goodness. HOLLA!