What to do with all that leftover Thanksgiving Day food? Not only did we have extra food not eaten, but also pounds of food that hadn’t been made into their dishes. We didn’t have the traditional meal with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, yams, etc. I’ve turned those items into leftover dishes for years.
This year, we decided to serve spanish tapas. We have a refrigerator full of things like 4 pounds of mussels, 2 pounds of portuguese chorizo, 2 packages of prosciutto, 2 pounds of shrimp, dough for empanadas, tomatoes, olives. . . well, you get the idea. So tonight I made Portuguese Steamed Mussels, served with homemade bread. After eating our fill, I made to-go packages of food for my gal pal, sk, to take to the office with her tomorrow. Hopefully, her office mates will enjoy the pirirrana, basque salad, portuguese steamed mussels and bread. Anyone hungry. . .