Batch Cooking

Leftover Datin' Lovin'

o last night went pretty great, right? You had a beautiful lady over for dinner. A dinner you cooked, that was amazing, by the way. Your company was so riveting and the attraction was so amped up that your lovely vixen stayed the night.

Yes, that was quite the evening, my man.

When the morning comes you have yet another opportunity to wow her with your creative culinary prowess. Breakfast!

I have shared many great recipes for breakfast with you in the past, so today I want to share a general idea. One that will save you some headaches and some money while taking care of your luscious house guest.

You made something incredible last night and chances are there are some leftovers. Why not keep the awesomeness flowing and the memory of last night’s tastiness at the top of her mind. You can do that by incorporating some of last night’s dinner into your tasty breakfast via an omelette, a scramble, or even a fritatta.

I recently made an incredible dish of beef ragu inspired from my Honeymoon trip to Italy, a really simple dish that will be in my upcoming book, “FoodGame – the Ultimate Recipe for Dating Success.” The dinner was a big hit with my beautiful wife, evoking our homemade dinners while living for a short time in the Ligurian hills of Moneglia.

The next morning, and a couple days after, I had the good fortune to have enough ragu leftover to make some seriously hearty breakfasts that kept that memory alive for days. It’s a great feeling, bringing the sights, sounds, and smells of that time flowing back into my brain. You can give your date the same feeling with a little taste of last night.

Here’s the quick and easy…

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I usually start with sautéing some onions and garlic in olive oil as a base in a non stick pan.

Then I add in whatever leftovers I want to add. Once warm, I remove the mixture from the pan.

Bring pan back to medium high heat. Add the beaten eggs to the heated pan and let it set for a minute or so. Now you can add the mixture and form an omelette (pictured), or sprinkle mixture over the top and pop it in the oven or under the broiler for a minute for a fritatta. Or just scramble it all up in a big tasty mess!

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Whatever you do, the simple addition of the previous evening’s flavor can spark more attraction and keep your date going well into the next day and lead to even more tasty goodness down the road.

Bon Appetit!

Freeze Food for Fast Fixins'

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As a rule, I HATE frozen veggies. I almost never buy frozen food if I can keep from it.

But, being all kinds of busy, I know the value of time. Freezing food does not seem to be a valid “quick” solution. But it CAN be….

If you pre-prep certain veggies and greens, you can pop them out, fire them up, and chow down in no time flat.

There’s no end to what you can do with frozen veggies if they are done the right way. Healthy, tasty, and fast.

It may not look appealing in this form, but I can guarantee that the greens I have in here are just as tasty after the freezing as they were when they were fresh. And they will last a pretty long time.

But to get them here will take a little bit of work, not much though, and it’s nothing YOU can’t do.

Step one: Wash your greens, broccoli, or whatever veggie you are working with.

Step two: Chop your veggies up into small chunks, about a 1/4 inch or so.

Step three: Bring a pot of water to boiling, add veggies for about 3 minutes.

Step four: Have a big bowl of ice water at the ready. Remove your veggies from pot to your bowl full of ice water to halt the cooking process.

Step 5: Dry your veggies and bag ‘em!

Step 6: When you are ready, take out however much you want to cook, pop them in a pot, or place directly in a sauté pan and heat up over medium heat. Then use as you wish.

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If you are using a Foodsaver machine, you can even boil in the bag!

Personally, I am a big fan of mixing my frozen greens in with my morning eggs. They add great texture and some great taste.

So, freeze some goodies up for immediate deployment on your next date and spend more time with your lady than with your food.