So far, the appetizer round’s mandatory ingredients included leftover pizza and beer (plus graffiti eggplant and prunes). I practically had to check the fridge to make sure we weren’t burgled while we were at work today.
I usually eat my leftover pizza reheated in the oven (or sometimes cold). These folks make it into croutons on a salad, tucked slices into a savory napoleon, tried to get it to mimic pasta strands by cutting it very thinly, and pureed the beer and pizza to create a sauce for fried eggplant.
Tomorrow is marketing day, so there isn’t too much here I could add to the equation, but I could donate 2-day-old Italian wedding soup to the cause, some whole-wheat hamburger buns, a few slices of genoa salami and half a jar of salsa.
Frozen chicken? A few edamame? Half a hunk of gouda? A handful of grapes and a couple of strawberries that have seen better days. Salad and avocado half that must be eaten tomorrow — or else.
It’s fascinating viewing.
Especially to someone enjoying a bowl of mint chip ice cream for dinner.