Thursday, January 24, 2008

Leftover Makeover

I don't mind leftovers. In fact, sometimes I think they taste better the second time around. But with this diet, we are somewhat limited on what we can and cannot eat, so leftovers make cooking life even more boring.
I decided that the leftover chicken & mushroom sauce we had the other night would make a good panini. The chicken with the mushroom sauce was good without bread, surely it was going to be good wedged between bread right??
Well it was. I forgot my camera the day we had the chicken w/mushroom sauce, so I don't have a picture of the original meal, but here is the panini & the recipes.

I just pounded these out until they were thin, seasoned with salt, pepper & parsley and sauteed in a pan.

Mushroom Sauce:
1 cup presliced mushrooms
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Saute the mushrooms, onions & garlic until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer until sauce thickens.

2 slices whole wheat bread
2% mozzarella cheese
leftover chicken & mushroom sauce

Make your sandwich with the above ingredients. Place in a grill pan or panini pan, If you have a press, you can use it, other wise, you can use another pan to press down on the panini.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great minds think alike! :)