What Leftovers?! HA!

Mastering the art of leftovers… sounds boring but it is actually fascinating. Really.

So, I made pizza one night for Sara as our husbands were playing down in Texas. A couple nights later, I used one of the leftover dough balls to make a flat bread with some spices and Reggiano sprinkled on top to accompany a salad (with leftover green beans on it, by the way)…

Then, I had all those pizza toppings left in the fridge so I pulled them all out and it looked something like this:

It was around this time that I noticed that doggers LOVE slices of raw zucchini!

I sauteed all the veggies- onion, peppers, garlic, and sliced zucchini- and then added some chopped olives and leftover canned tomatoes. (I always buy whole canned tomatoes, I think they save the best ones for the whole canned tomatoes and use the not-so-great ones for diced canned tomatoes! It makes sense, right?) I think I used a little oregano, brown sugar and maybe a few chili pepper flakes.

In another pan, I sauteed the leftover prosciutto and then threw in some spinach. I added a little balsamic vinegar.

Then I got some noodles ready. I used my favorite capellini.

Finally, I layered all the components like this and added a dollop of ricotta cheese on top:

And then topped it all off with some finely shredded Parmesan Reggiano… Viola! Deluxe Leftovers!

This was yummy served with some simple Italian red wine. Leftovers no more!

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