Leftover Makeover {LOMO}, Edition 2

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 3/19/2009 08:59:00 PM | | 2 comments »

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This is the second week of LOMO, my weekly feature for making those little leftovers fabulous once again!

If you'd like to grab the button and post your own LOMO at your blog, please do; brief guidelines for LOMO are found here on last week's post. I've added a Mr. Linky to the bottom of this post for you to link your LOMO post if you'd like to share it with us.

This week, I had some leftover pork roast from Sunday in my freezer as well as a bit of smoked sausage and one sad, lonely porkchop that somehow got left out of whatever dinner I made with porkchops weeks ago.

I hopped onto All Recipes to use their "Ingredient Search"; to give me some ideas; I found this recipe for Barbeque Pork Two Ways and decided to give it a go.

Here's what I started with:

I cut the ingredients for the sauce in the recipe in half, mixed them, and got them boiling. Then I chopped up all the meat (cooked roast, cooked sausage, uncooked porkchop) and tossed them into the sauce:

I brought the whole mixture to a boil; when I noticed how thick it was, I added an extra 1/2 cup of water. I'm not surprised that it was a thicker sauce; I started with two ingredients that were already cooked and therefore didn't have any cooking juices to contribute to the sauce.

I simmered the mixture for over an hour; after stirring it, I scooped it out onto the brat rolls and slapped some cheese on top:

It was good! The sausage in the mixture added a little kick to the overall flavor. Hubs and I ate these as barbeque sandwiches; the kiddos just enjoyed the chunky barbeque pork as a main dish.

There you go! My LOMO this week was a tasty way to use up a few odds and ends that had found a home in my freezer.

Do you have a LOMO to share? Please do! I'd love to see the creative ways you makeover your leftovers!

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  1. Anonymous // March 20, 2009 9:38 AM  

    I am not that creative. You did a great job. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with I hope I will have something to add.


  2. Marianne Thomas // March 23, 2009 7:09 AM  

    Anon: Thanks. I owe my creativity to the usefulness of Allrecipes.com! There's a great little function on that site where you can enter the ingedients you do have and you'll be matched up to recipes. Love it!!