Monday, July 01, 2013

Use it up - chicken/spinach crepes

The other day for dinner, Audrey asked for crepes - so crepes, bacon, and fruit it was.  However, we did not need all the crepe batter.  I cooked the extra crepes up and let them cool down between sheets of parchment paper and put them in the fridge.

A few days earlier I had made sauteed garlic spinach.  We get the organic spinach from Costco and each bag is usually enough for two side dishes.  However, when I opened this particular bag, I noticed a few pieces starting to wilt, so I washed and cooked the whole bag and saved the other half in the fridge.

Last week we had smoked salmon with a bit of cream cheese, so we had an open container that needed using up.

I added a bit of sauteed onions and shredded chicken to the leftover spinach and cream cheese, rolled the mixture into crepes, and topped it with a couple slices of Swiss cheese.  Viola - chicken and spinach crepes!

I love it when I actually get to use up all the extra little ingredients that I could have thrown away, but instead we got an extra, wholesome, and delicious meal.  It doesn't always work out.  Sometimes, my good intentions end up becoming science experiments in the back of the fridge.  Which is just all the more reason to appreciate when it does come together so well.

1 comment:

Sylvan said...

Those look delish! Great ideas.