I love leftovers.
Some folks think leftovers aren't fit to feed to the dogs. But to me, leftovers are a way to stretch your food dollars. And many dishes taste better after an overnight sit. (In the fridge, of course.)
Budget perks aren't the only benefit of leftovers. This time of year is nothing if not busy. We're all attending sporting events or area parades, craft fairs, hosting holiday gatherings, or just preparing for winter and raking leaves. Knowing there's something edible within reach is comforting for those tasked with providing family meals. When I'm frantically busy, or just uninspired with fresher options, I mine my refrigerator for bits and pieces to combine into one main dish or a side dish for a delicious culinary offering.
Today was no exception. Crammed next to the egg carton was a half-empty bowl of mashed potatoes, it's cellophane covering sliding down around the bottom of the bowl, condensation dripping off to puddle on the glass fridge shelf.
To finish these shamefully delicious dumplings, I use a cookie scoop to drop them into boiling water. I like to toss them in browned butter before serving, or even add some grated Parmesan cheese, but you can use any sort of sauce you like.