Man today was a strange eating day! As promised, I ate the second half of my sandwich and my DELICIOUS cottage cheese around 4PM. Then I wasn’t hungry again until 6:30 – when we promptly got out of class early.
I hurried home and went straight into dinner, so all of my other packed snacks went untouched.
Dinner was leftover NC Trout from my b-day dinner with leftover rice from last night and broiled cajun asparagus that made made.
It all tasted amazing and totally hit the spot! I never thing leftovers are worth bringing home from restaurants, but whenever I do have some I always enjoy them SO much. My favorite was when I was little and we’d go out for Japanese hibachi grill on a Saturday night and I’d have a pile of rice and chicken and shrimp in that white ranch sauce to eat after church on Sunday for lunch. Best. Leftovers. Ever.
Served with a splash of Black Box Wine Sauv Blanc, which went perfectly with the dish
Photographed neatly; consumed by the tele per Wednesday late-night fashion
I came home to a belated birthday present from Matt!!! He ordered it and it was delayed arriving, but it was worth the wait. Photo in the AM! [Remind me if I forget!]
I am debating working on some assignments or just vegging out. I need to catch up on some blog reading too!
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Can’t wait to see the gift!
Marisa (Trim The Fat) says
I’m beginning to love leftovers, too! I’m finding food often tastes much better the next day !
Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries says
I am leftovers’ #1 fan; and you are SO on point with donning hibachi leftovers THE BEST. Haven’t had that in too long!
Emily, homecookedem says
My mom used to have to practically force leftovers down my throat. Now I love them!!!!!!!
I love leftovers. And you can really do so much with them. Add different ingredients to make it ‘new’.
Your photos tonight look especially beautiful!
Emily Eats and Exercises says
I love getting a second meal out of restaurant meals – it is like the meal cost half as much!
I know sometimes snacks are necessary, but if possible I always prefer to wait and have a “real” meal.
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I can’t wait to see your present. 🙂
glad you got out early and didn’t have to have such a late dinner! i love leftovers!!
can’t wait to see what matt got you for your birthday 🙂
Mmm all that asparagus looks perfect 🙂
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I’m not a big leftovers fan. It has to be really good for me to bring it home. Usually Hunni ends up eating my leftovers.
I love that you have wednesday dinner in front of the TV. That’s the usual for use because we are so busy but we really want to start eating at the table before the kids come along.
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
Can’t wait to see the b-day present! And that dinner does sound fabulous. I love how food can sometimes taste even better the second time around. 🙂
Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says
i feel like it’s my bday! can’t wait to see your present!!!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
You should just relax for the evening 🙂
Can’t wait to see your b-day gift!
those are some seriously amazing leftovers! i love leftovers especially if you can use them in a crafty way!
Thanks for popping by and leaving a little note on my blog today, Kath. So sorry my little troll felt it necessary to include you in their silly charade.
On another note: totally love “brie is the new Laughing Cow”. So cute and so true!
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Love the new look!
Brie (The Fit Bride) says
Yum! Can’t wait to see the present.
Meredith (Pursuing Balance) says
I had asparagus tonight too! It’s so good, isn’t it?
amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says
love the stemless wine glasses. I know you got them a while ago but they are so cute. Makes me wanna hit up C & B immediately.
Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now says
I think we all do the “photograph neatly; consume by the tv” every once in a while lol. Enjoy your night!
Can’t wait to see what Matt got you!!
i started appreciating leftovers much more when i began cooking for myself. love them!
The Asparagus looks super yum-my! 🙂
Belated presents are the best! Congrats on a speedy mile 🙂
emmy - eatventures says
I love leftovers! I have night classes so we’d have them even if I didn’t, but we plan our meal plan around having leftovers at least 3times a week.
Where did you get those wine glasses?? They look perfect and Xmas is coming! gift ideas 😀
the best leftover is a stew with all the root veggies you can imagine mixed with black beans! its awesome!
Chloe (Naturally Frugal) says
We had asparagus tonight too, I love it!
Excited to find out what your secret present is!
Whitney @ Lettuce Love says
Mmmm asparagus. Yum 🙂
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i love having leftovers. today i took the leftover curry chicken from my lunch at a cafe yesterday and made it into a salad. it was BANANAS
Mastering Public Health says
Why wouldn’t leftovers be worth bringing home?! Unless there was very little left, I suppose. Hey, they charge enough! 😉 And that looks pretty good for a second time around… usually they’re a lot uglier/more smooshed together. I should mention, the new layout looks very clean and crisp — the 3D spoon/bananas on top are especially amazing — super job, Jenn!
Stemless wine glasses – so fabulous! They just seem right for midweek wine with dinner.
Kasey @ Fit For Wellness says
Those leftovers look delicious!
Mama Pea says
I’m curious if you got that same box of wine the same time I got mine, because yours sure has lasted you a lot longer than mine did!!! 🙂
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
I love that wine glass!
Curious about the gift too. 🙂
I pretty much never bring leftovers from restaurants. It’s not very common here in Portugal, actually.
christie @ honoring health says
Can’t wait to see what the gift was!!!
Can’t wait to see what it is!!!!!
Paige(Running Around Normal) says
Aww..that was so sweet of Matt to get you another present! Can’t wait to see what it is!
I feel the same way about leftovers! How did Matt make the asparagus that makes it cajun?
Amanda @ Cakes and Ale says
Growing up, my Mom would set out all the leftovers from the week for our after church lunch on Sunday… it was my favorite meal ever! Usually consisted of things like baked beans, roast chicken, lasagna… all sorts of delicious things that somehow tasted even better a few days old!
good leftovers are the best!
can’t wait to see the bday present!
They are from Pottery Barn!
LOL – actually I JUST got it last week.
Cajun seasoning 🙂