Leftovers…seems you either love them or hate them. Sure, it's convenient to cook a big pot of something and eat from it all week, but at some point that becomes just too boring. My solution is to make one recipe that will last, but change it up each day. It's quick, easy, and (hopefully) by night three, you won't be tempted to give in and call for takeout.
1-peanutnoodlesPhoto: Courtesy of Jeanine Donofrio.
Advertisement
Day 1: Peanut Noodles & Veggies
Peanut sauce:
1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar or lime

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp Sriracha

water as necessary
Noodles & Veggies:
8 oz package soba noodles (or regular pasta noodles)
Red peppers

Scallion

Eggplant

Shiitake mushrooms

Sesame seeds
Crushed peanuts
Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for your peanut sauce.
2. Cook noodles until al dente.
3. Heat skillet to medium; add a little oil. Add the mushrooms and eggplant, and let cook for a few minutes until mushrooms become soft. Add the red pepper and scallions, and cook for a few minutes more. Add a splash of soy sauce if you wish.
Advertisement
4. Toss noodles with the peanut sauce, veggies, and top with sesame seeds and crushed peanuts.
3-peanut-lettucewrapsPhoto: Courtesy of Jeanine Donofrio.
Day 2: Spicy Peanut Lettuce Wraps
Leftover peanut noodles
Lettuce cups

Sriracha
Crushed peanuts

Ponzu sauce for dipping (or 1/2 soy sauce, 1/2 rice vinegar)
Directions
Place leftover noodles in lettuce cups, and add Sriracha and more crushed peanuts on top.
Dip in ponzu sauce, and enjoy!
5-peanutnoodles2Photo: Courtesy of Jeanine Donofrio.
Advertisement
Day 3: Avocado & Peanut Noodle Spring Rolls
Leftover peanut noodles

Rice spring-roll wrappers

Mushrooms

Basil and mint

Avocado slices

Ponzu for dipping
Directions
1. Heat skillet to medium. Add a little bit of oil, and cook mushrooms until browned and soft.
2. Remove from heat; add a little soy sauce. Let cool to room temp.
3. Wrap ingredients in spring-roll rice wrappers and serve with ponzu for dipping.
Advertisement

More from Food & Drinks

Weeknight dinners are always an adventure. When we leave work at dinnertime and are already hungry, the thought of cooking can make us want to cry on the ...
In a city of never-ending menus and food trends, it can be hard to figure out the next best brunch spot, lunchtime haunt, or recipe to master. However, all...
Great drinks, a perfect soundtrack, the perfect lighting: all these things can make a party good. But what makes a get-together memorable? The food. Once ...
This no-bake confetti fudge takes minutes to put together and will satisfy any sweet tooth
Twitter has gone wild after a teen posted a bread-based personality test. The teen, 18-year-old Floridian Kelly Blaus, posted a meme that matched bread ...
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice — am I right? We thought there was no better way to celebrate than with a doughnut
Coffee has seen us through a lot of tough times. Those all-nighters in college, work deadlines, and hangovers from hell — we couldn't have made it to the...
(Paid Content) Scrambled eggs for breakfast? Yawn. Standard-issue pancakes? Predictable. To effectively get us out of bed in the a.m., we prefer a morning ...
So, our days high-fiving after sinking a ping pong ball in a red Solo cup are long over, but we hope we’re never too mature for imbibing with friends and...
Leaving your pet in the care of someone else is always a nerve-wracking situation, but if you leave them with Chase Stout, rest assured they're in safe ...
Do NOT come between the internet and its love for fall-inspired pumpkin treats, or everyone will go nuts. Grub Street reports that after some ...
In addition to your typical candy staples, you may want to stock up on the newest flavor of Doritos this Halloween. During the month of October in Japan...
Big-batch punches are sophisticated, fun, and most importantly, easy for group gatherings (especially when spiked with your favorite alcohol). They're also...
If you've been waiting patiently for almond milk to arrive at your local Starbucks, the dairy alternative is finally here. Beginning tomorrow, September ...