Ties together odds and ends
The base recipe has saved me from takeout so many times when I've realized that I can combine it with leftovers I already have. Leftover veggies and a little bit of cheese? Grate the cheese over after the flip and fold it quesadilla-ish, serve it next to the reheated veg (grilled radicchio doesn't look good left over, but tastes great). Leftover salad? If undressed, do a quick a vinaigrette and put it over the top, but a dressed salad like leftover roasted sunchoke and greens is great as-is. Odds and ends of meat or meatballs? Put that over the top and mix up a little yogurt or tahini sauce. None of those would make it onto the pages of the magazine, but the versatility is unbeatable.