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Well I don’t know about you-but I’m really sick of both leftover chicken and ham.  I even decided to freeze parts of both just to get a break from re-inventing both.

Last night we went to our favorite (read inexpensive and fairly healthy)Greek place.  It wasn’t because of being too sick of the leftovers though.

I try to do what I can to support certain organizations-Laura’s House is one of them.  They were having a 1st year anniversary part for their re-sale store which supports their various programs for victims of domestic violence.

Since I’ve written several stories about them, I was invited.  Hubby met me.  Afterwards we decided that if we had to find a way to eat the said food one more time we’d turn into a plate of re-invented leftovers.

So we took one of our coupons (we keep the latest of several places in our cars for just such occasions) and went across the street.

Problem-the best coupon said “lunch” combo.  

It wasn’t a problem for long-I boldly asked if there was a way to use it anyway.  The manager said “yes” without a moments hesitation.  

Woo Hoo!

$4.99 each-hubby took a pita burger with feta cheese, fries and a drink.  Don’t ask me why, but I chose the chicken variation-I switched the feta for red pepper hummus and salad and rice for the fries.  

I promptly boxed up the rice.  My ever-lovin’ asked what I was going to do with it.  

Do you think he already guessed that his ever frugal and healthy wife was going to “re-invent” this leftover for his lunch today?

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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 9, 2010
    • Lol! That is great... I (as in myself) will rarely eat left overs. Once I cook it and eat it I just don’t want it anymore.
      I will say tho that when I make fajita chicken or taco meat I always make extra cuz the family will do crazy things the next day.
      I may throw some of the chicken on a salad or over rice. The kids will make wraps for lunch.
      My hubz will make a wrap for breakfast with the taco meat and egg.

      I don’t think I have ever used left over carryout tho.....



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      Carine Nadel wrote Apr 9, 2010
    • sounds good to me Vikki!  I actually found some buckwheat pasta outside.  I had a head of cauliflower in the fridge along w/ that blasted ham.

      decided to roast the veg w/ garlic, cumin, lemon zest and pepper in a bit of evoo.  I’ll toss it in w/ the buckwheat and ham.

      Yet another version of ham.  sigh.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 10, 2010
    • Carine I think it was Laura’s House that a friend of mine volunteered for years ago. Have they been in existance since the mid 80’s? This is a great cause to support!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Apr 10, 2010
    • oh yes, it and Human Options are the main 2 charities that devote themselves to women/cbildren of domestic violence her in OC.

      I’ve worked on articles w/ both groups-they are truly passionate about ending the cycle of abuse!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 11, 2010
    • This brings back really sweet memories of my 20’s, Carine. A friend of mine years ago - and now of all things I can’t remember her name since we’ve lost touch - volunteered there. She used to spend the night I think twice a month. I donated things but she had me drop them off at her house and took them in. Several of the women were in abusive situations and their privacy was important to protect.



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