Do you remember going to the hibachi grill places when you were younger? My family would go to a place in Durham called Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse for special occasions, such as report card prizes or birthdays. [For those in the Triangle, it later changed its name to Kurama and is across from the old South Square Mall!]
There was always suspense as we waited in the lobby with fish tanks and rocky indoor pathways to see which table would be ours for the night.
I’d always get the combo meal that came with chicken, steak and shrimp and smother it all in that lovely white sauce. I’d eat all but a few pieces of each and a pile of rice, dump the rest of my white sauce on top and take it home for lunch the next day.
[Check out those ADIDAS “flops” with socks!! ]
This event usually took place on a Saturday night, so on Sunday, after returning home from church on a cold winter day, we’d get out the white styrofoam containers and take turns heating up our leftovers in the microwave, usually disappointed in the sad portion after stuffing most of it in the night before.
But my gosh those leftovers tasted SO GOOD!
So today, I brought out our Orzo leftovers. This time time I removed them from the plastic to-go box and put them on a plate for microwaving. The sizzling steak and shrimp smells brought back such a strong memory of those hibachi leftovers!
I sliced the steak once it was warm and combined it with cheese, salsa and SPINACH in a whole wheat tortilla for a quesadilla surprise.
Man this was good!
Matt had a single shrimp and 4 brussels sprouts left, so I heated those in the skillet with the ‘dilla and ate them on the side. The brussels were just ok – not bad, but not great either.
On the side – fruit salad!
Mama Cass is on song #1026 of the day! I think I’ve juuuuuust had enough of the song 😉