A double-dipper-dinner: Baked mozzarella sticks and bread sticks make a meal no time – especially if you have leftover pizza dough. (Or make no-yeast dough with this 5-minute recipe.)
Leftovers: It’s what’s for dinner.
Several years ago, that was the slogan at my house. My husband didn’t mind them; and neither did my two little girls. Leftover spaghetti sauce and noodles was A-okay. But nowadays, I have more kids at my dinner table and they’re older: Four kids ages 2, 4, 7, 10 plus my husband. Including myself, that makes a total of six. Thus, there are rarely leftovers.
Unless I plan for leftovers. Now it’s more like: ‘Planned-overs‘ or ‘Cook once. Eat twice.‘ Or “Two for One.” That’s this month’s theme for The Recipe ReDux.
And I’m giddy for it! I can’t wait to have a whole ‘cookbook’ of recipes with BONUS benefits. Like borrowed time – I can shop for and make one recipe and have dinner for two nights. The true definition of #Winning.
I’ll be bookmarking, pinning, sharing and actually cooking from all of this month’s ReDux posts for months to come.
For this fun double-dipper-dinner, I used this recipe for my Homemade Pizza Dough and made a double batch. On night #1, dinner was our favorite Sriracha Chicken & Pineapple Pizza. And on night #2, the second batch of dough became these amazingly quick, no-yeast breadsticks.
To make it a meal – actually it was a fun birthday dinner for my eldest – I also created a Mozzarella Sticks recipe. I used a ‘flax-egg‘ to help the Panko bread crumbs stick. Talk about a kid-pleasing, dietitian-approved-dinner:
- Antioxidant– and lycopene-rich marinara sauce (I used low-sodium)
- Whole-grain flour in the breadsticks
- Calcium-rich cheese – in a portion-controlled package (by halving the cheese sticks)
So go ahead: Double dip!
What’s your favorite ‘cook once, eat twice’ dinner?
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