One of the best bits about Christmas is the sheer amount of tasty finger foods and perfectly cooked Christmas dinners. I don’t know about you, but in my household, we often seem to still be eating leftovers a week down the line! Waste is a big no no, so below I’ve outlined some handy tips so you can give your leftovers a new lease of life!
One of the quickest and easiest ways of eating up your leftovers is by compiling one of the biggest sandwiches known to man. There are no rules, no limits, for your sandwich could contain a multitude of ingredients, personalised to your own taste buds. I’m talking leftover meats, cheeses, stuffing and chutneys. Even vegetables would work. Go on, dare to be brave and get stuck in!
2. Turkey dish
It’s very possible that you may end up with leftover turkey trimmings and if you find yourself in this very situation, then why not use the meat and create a new dish? The BBC good food website suggests a variety of recipes suitable for this. Including options such as turkey and ham pie; turkey noodles; turkey bubble and squeak and turkey samosas.
If you’re anything like me, then I rarely wake in time for breakfast during the Christmas holidays as it’s an opportunity for a lay-in. However, if you are an early riser, or need a brunch dish, then having leftovers for breakfast is a must. For example, if you’ve got leftover ham or gammon, why not add a fried egg and toast for a hearty meal?
Possibly one of the simplest ideas is turning leftover bones or carcasses into a yummy broth. Add any leftover vegetables and hey presto, a lovely soup. Pair with some thick crusted bread and there we go. Simple yet effective.
5. Fruit smoothies
One for the sweet tooths amongst us or those wanting to start their new year’s health kick straight away… get together your leftover fruit (if any even made it to your Christmas table) and combine them and blend together for a yummy smoothie. Try adding ice or ice cream for a thicker consistency. A big hit with all the family!