Tuesday’s Must Go

I grew up eating leftovers. Nothing went to waste in our home. My father did most of the cooking and once a week, just before grocery shopping day, he would go through the refrigerator and dump any leftovers into a pot and make a soup, casserole, or mystery burritos, out of whatever he found. Sometimes he would even make breakfast out of leftovers. He called the concoction “must goes” because he said everything in it “must go…” His theory was, if you liked it once, you’ll like it again, even for breakfast… We knew better than to complain because if we did, he would say “eat it or go hungry”, so we ate it. And, I have to say that most of the time, it wasn’t all that bad, most of the time.

When I met my husband, Bill/Bro, I continued the practice of clearing out the refrigerator and using the leftovers for a “repurposed”, “must go” meal.” Bill and I worked the graveyard shift, ten at night until six in the morning. We went grocery shopping on Thursday mornings so Bill never knew what he was going to have for breakfast on Wednesday’s when I cleared out the refrigerator… Sometimes we would have a little spaghetti, peas, some mashed potatoes, a piece of meat… etc left over… I would brown the spaghetti in a skillet with a little olive oil, add in the remaining leftovers and heat it up, break some eggs into it and scramble it all together, add some cheese and called it good… And, of course, everything always tastes better when you pour salsa all over it… 🙂

Now I shop for groceries on Wednesdays, because Fry’s has a 10% senior discount on the first Wednesday of the month, but I can’t remember to go on the first Wednesday so I just go every Wednesday and that way I’m covered… 🙂

Since shopping day is tomorrow, here is my Tuesday “must go” breakfast I had today:

I made a roast on Saturday and roasted fresh carrots and red potatoes to serve with it. I used the left over roast to make BBQ beef torta sandwiches. But I still had the left over roasted potatoes and carrots, so I browned the potatoes and carrots in a skillet with a little olive oil, and added in one turkey sausage link:


When that was nice and browned, I mixed in some egg whites:


I let the egg whites cook with the potatoes, carrots, and turkey sausage, until the egg whites were set:


Once the egg whites began to set up a little, I started folding the mixture together so the egg whites were blended like scrambled eggs within the potatoes, carrots, and turkey sausage:


When everything was cooked through, I plated it, and topped it off with a 1/2 avocado I had left over from another meal. And, don’t forget, everything tastes so much better with your favorite salsa… 🙂


Oh, the potatoes had that wonderful roasted flavor, the carrots were soft and sweet, the turkey sausage added just the right spice flavor, the egg whites held everything together, and if you like avocados like I do, well they go well in everything, just like salsa…

Perfect way to create a “repurposed” meal using “must goes…


Stay Tuned!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 18:19:52

    Yummers is right! I KNOW what you can do with leftovers! So I want to see Tuesday Must Go every Tuesday! And I love that you go every Wednesday. That’s something I’d do to remember, ha ha!! xoxo


  2. katsbynp
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 21:24:19

    I like the idea of Must Go Tuesday and hope you also keep writing about it. I never thought about a combination breakfast as I usually use the leftovers for dinner.The breakfast sounds great. Thanks for sharing


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