I am finally back on my feet, after my recent illness. Following 8-10 days with little if any food, I am now cooking up a storm and eating too. I was apparently starving. It is only my husband and I here at the house. Yet... I have a tendency to make enough FOOD to feed an army. Well, maybe not an army. LOL - But definitely enough for a very LARGE family. So the leftovers have been piling up. Because I haven’t left the house much recently, due to the fact I was so sick… I wanted to go out somewhere tonight to eat, instead of cooking in. I thought we could use a gift card we got at Christmas to offset the cost. My husband immediately nixed the idea. He wanted to spend a quiet evening at home watching Desperate Housewives and Pan Am. But after telling me this… he then had the gall to ask what I was going to make for dinner. I was a tad bit peeved. Say what? Were you NOT listening mister? I am NOT in the mood to cook. Nor was I in the mood... to listen to him COMPLAIN about any menu I might put together. He is very particular about his food. And expresses his dissatisfaction often, though he won't lift a finger to help. So I thought about it for a minute or two, then decided we’d have a SAMPLER PLATE using up the leftovers. On the surface that sounds GOOD. But the diversity in flavors from the refrigerator contents was enormous. Didn’t know if we were ready to combine them all at once? However, my husband is all about saving a dime, these days, because he’s unemployed, so he agreed, LEFTOVERS it was. Biryani Chicken, Artichoke Ravioli, and Peanut Thai Salmon were the dishes. I divided them up between our two plates. Then... heated them up in the microwave. I added fresh radishes and snowpeas to the plates, for vegetables. Although a bit unconventional, the combination of INTERNATIONAL flavors made this SAMPLER PLATE an instant hit with both of us. Everything was even MORE delicious the second time around. I must admit it was better than a trip to a restaurant. Our delighted palates went from India, to Italy, and Thailand. Dessert was Cherry Paczki from Poland. Perfect for a dismal snow covered night. Have you ever had an impromptu dinner of leftovers… that took you on an exotic trip around the world… out of your doldrums?