Take all those tired bits of holiday candy, chop 'em up, and put in a "pillow-y" soft cookie. (Think chocolate chip cookies -- but with extra stuff.)
Recipe's here. (The secret to the soft dough? A spoonful of vanilla pudding mix.)
I've been cleaning up all sorts of leftovers lately -- a chunk of salmon here (from the 7 Fish Dishes), a small container of oysters (forgotten during same...but perfect for oyster stew), and a hambone there. (Used in Hoppin John, so we get the black-eyed peas needed for good luck in the new year.) The refrigerator shelves are showing up again...but I am getting very tired of trying to use up all these bits and pieces before they go green. Or blue. Or black.
|Hoppin John - from Wikipedia. It may use leftovers...but it sure tastes good|
Having stomach flu probably doesn't help. It showed up suddenly -- and right on the eve of going away for a few days, to celebrate our anniversary. (32 years - can you believe it!)
We may just spend the next few days watching football and sleeping in, instead of racing around Denver. The hotel has these lovely floor-length windows in the lounge area -- you can watch passersby shivering their way down the street, while you're snug and drinking coffee by the fire inside. Bliss.
And NO leftovers.