Dorie Greenspan provided the marvelous recipe for Next Day Beef Salad utilizing the night before’s leftovers, and OXO furnished the tools to tidy up and organize my messy kitchen.
Leftovers for the Win
I stink at repurposing leftovers. When I roast a chicken, we eat roast chicken for a couple of days. I’m certain I could be much more inventive with soups, enchiladas, even chicken salad. This week, Dorie has us use leftover roast beef and whatever is lurking in the fridge to whip up a masterful entree salad. I needed this push to remind me that my menus had become a bit humdrum and, with a little effort, I could transform the night before’s dinner into something special.
The cold, rare roast beef was the star of the show. Dorie’s recipe instructed us to cube it, but I figured slices might be more appealing to the hubby. And I couldn’t bear to coat the rosy piece in the mustard-mayo dressing, so I served it on the side. A bed of greens was the base, followed by a melange of green onions, green olives, diced bell pepper, halved grape tomatoes, sliced cornichon and diced tart apple (which I saw on the counter, whole, after taking my photos). The mustard sauce was a bit too pungent for my delicate sensibilities (ha!), so I thinned it with some vinaigrette I had parked in the fridge. This was a lovely change of pace, though Bill was a bit disheartened that this beef wasn’t served with gravy and mashed potatoes! He did admit that it was “pretty good.” I’ll call that a victory.
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Here is a link to Dorie’s Next Day Beef Salad. The recipe can also be found in Dorie Greenspan’s magnificent cookbook, Around My French Table. If you’d like to see what the other “Doristas” thought of this Next Day Beef Salad, check out the LYL section for this recipe on the French Fridays website.