Sometimes, the hidden magic of cooking is not in the dish you enjoy the day you’ve cooked it but how good it tastes the next day.
I don’t know if you have ever opened the fridge one day, only to tell yourself: ‘no need to cook tonight, it’s left over evening!’ You may also have experienced that subtle feeling that suddenly, your whole evening has a very different feeling to it… like it has to be Sunday.
You could have cooked for hours the day before, giving it all your best and yet, not only will the leftovers taste a hundred times better, it also has the chance to be given a second life, with all the spices blended perfectly to create a new, unique flavor… and the only thing you’ve done is reheat it.
Leftover is a whole new field for creativity and imagination, where you wonder ‘how am I going to transform this into a completely different dish.’
Peppers & bacon pasta – 2 persons (recipe created by my dear love!)
250g of penne
2 red peppers
1 green pepper
3 slices of bacon
A can of tomato sauce
The secret (and optional) ingredient: two tablespoons of cream cheese
Fresh basil leaves
5cl of white wine
Salt, pepper and Olive oil
Boil penne to taste.
Chop the peppers and bacon. Fry in a pan with some olive oil until soft. Add the tomato sauce, the white wine, the cream cheese and let it cook for another 5mn. Add some salt and black pepper.
Once the pasta is cooked, stir it with the sauce and serve!
24 hours later… the left over recipe
The pepper & bacon pasta leftover
A can of tuna
Some grated parmesan
Some basil leaves
Put your left-over in a microwave-friendly bowl, cover with the tuna, the chopped basil and the grated parmesan. Warm it up 5 minutes in the micro-wave … enjoy!