Tuesday, November 9, 2010


There seem to be two camps when it comes to leftovers. Either you love 'em or you hate 'em.
Leftovers make me giddy. What could be more brilliant than having something ready to go in your fridge?
Or better yet.....something that inspires a whole new meal.
Leftovers from my roasted goodies last week (parsnips, potatoes and apples) turned into a
fantastic stew for our dinner last night. I started with some sauteed onion, added a cubed butternut squash, then dumped in the leftovers. A few spices, some veggie broth, and a low simmer completed the dish. Fabulous.

Root Vegetable Stew

2 T olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 cup leftover roasted parsnips, potatoes and apples, diced
(or any combination of leftover or freshly roasted veggies!)
3 cups veggie (or chicken) broth
1 t coarse salt
1 t rubbed sage
1/2 t celery seed
freshly ground pepper

-saute onion in oil for 5 minutes
-add squash pieces and saute another 5 minutes
-add roasted veggies
-add broth and spices, bring to a quick boil
-simmer on low heat for 1 hour
-serve with crusty bread
(acutally, as I was eating it, I was wishing for some big homemade parmesan crusted croutons...next time!)


  1. This is so fun, Christine! I just posted my favorite leftover recipe yesterday! I love them too...always fun to think of new ways to use what you have!

    Your recipe looks delicious and perfect for a chilly fall evening...thanks for sharing it!


  2. Hi Julie,

    MMMMMM......just checked out your Thanksgiving leftovers recipe. so yummy. I will be making that this year for sure!

  3. I do love leftovers my friend....why do they always taste better..in my books anyways.

    Hugs for a cozy kind of day...looks like snow here. xoxo

  4. SNOW!?! we're going to reach almost 70 degrees in Minnesota today,which is highly unusual...I'm going to soak it in because I know the snow will hit us soon enough:)

    Make a pot of stew and snuggle in, my dear!

  5. Oh, your root vegetable stew sounds yummy and I just love your candle craft post too!

    You are so clever!

  6. Hi Debbie!

    Good to see you here!
    Thanks for checking in...hope all is well in your world:)

  7. This sounds so good! I really loved reading the shelterpop article! Great photos, too! Jane did a wonderful job!