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Good Use for Leftovers 
 
Mar. 9, 2011 6:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2011 3:28 am
Roast Beef Hash


2 cups peeled potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 cup each: diced celery, carrot and onion
2 cups of 1/2 inch cubes of leftover roast beef
left over gravy and water to equal 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon ground savory
1 teaspoon dried bouquet garni herb mix
pinch of salt and dash of pepper


Place potatoes in a 3 quart pan and just cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat butter in deep skillet over medium heat. Saute celery, carrot and onion until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in roast beef and potatoes. Add gravy with water. Stir in seasonings. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer until heated through about 10 minutes. Better when refrigerated overnight and reheated the next day. Serves 4.
 
Comments
Mar. 10, 2011 3:22 am
AT first I was going to skip over this blog. Then, my eye caught "bouquet garni" and I had to read! I have a spice rack that had been my Grandma's that has 48 spices on it. Most of them I have replaced with new/fresh dried herbs & spices, but I've never known what to do with bouquet garni so that bottle is full of a 35-40 year old spice! Now I know, I might just go find some new and replace it... Thank you!
 
CJ 
Mar. 10, 2011 3:28 am
Bouquet garni is a great all purpose herb mix to use when you know you need to enhance the flavor of your ingredient. I almost always use it in conjunction with ground savory. I use ground savory almost as much as salt and pepper for savory dishes, especially those that don't have an ethnic component.Both of these seasonings add that certain "something" to otherwise plain cooking.
 
 
 
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
 
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