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Easter Leftovers Transformed

3 Apr
Left Overs

Easter leftovers: Ham, asparagus, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and pineapple stuffing

As I expressed in my last post, Easy Easter Side Dish: Pineapple Stuffing, my family goes a little overboard when it comes to holiday dinners. Lucky for me, that means plenty of leftovers. As a broke college student, nothing’s better than free food.

The problem that I have with leftovers is that after gorging myself on ham, pineapple stuffing and potatoes, the last thing I want the next day is more ham, pineapple stuffing and potatoes.

I’m not one to throw out perfectly good food just because I’m tired of the flavor profile. I prefer transforming it. Here are two easy recipes that take Easter staples and transform them into new meals.

Deviled Egg Salad SandwichDeviled Eggs

My mom always makes deviled eggs for Easter. I love them, but we always have a bunch leftover. Instead of throwing them away, I decided to turn them into an easy and satisfying lunch. Here’s what you do.

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

  • 4 halved deviled eggs
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (toasted)

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Easy Easter Side Dish: Pineapple Stuffing

1 Apr

Pineapple StuffingHappy (belated) Easter! I was lucky enough to sneak home for Easter dinner last night. In my family, holidays are synonymous with food. This year, my mom concocted an Easter feast consisting of double-smoked double-glazed ham, deviled eggs, rosemary roasted potatoes, olive oil grilled asparagus, baked sweet potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. Needless to say, I’m still full.

I wanted to add my own addition to our Easter dinner, but after seeing my mom’s menu, I was stumped as to what to make. That is, until I remembered by boyfriend’s favorite dish – pineapple stuffing.

Pineapple Stuffing Ingredients

Bread, sugar, eggs, butter, crushed pineapple

My boyfriend waits all year for his mom to make her infamous stuffing and after trying it, I know why. Pineapple stuffing is like a mix between stuffing and bread pudding. It’s sweet and tangy and goes beautifully with ham. It can even function as a dessert.

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