I spent a happy day in the kitchen today dealing with the leftovers from Christmas dinner.
Juices and fat from the roast ham - became pease pudding with the addition of a bag of split peas.
Uneaten turkey, gravy - became two things. 1. two helpings of turkey in gravy (frozen) 2. turkey and caramelised onion flan (frozen)
Uneaten ham - was sliced and frozen in 8oz portions, trimmings were stirred into the pease pudding
Turkey carcase - became turkey soup
Leftover veggies, surplus cream, cheese - became vegetable quiche with cheesey pastry (eaten fresh with reheated leftover roast potatoes and sprouts)
Spare bits of cheesey pastry from the quiche and flan - became cheese straws for kids to nibble on
And there is still some sliced ham, turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing in the fridge for sandwiches (omelettes, stir fries etc.), along with loads of leftover pudding, mincemeat, Christmas cake etc.
Dad has gone up to Sunderland to spend New Year with Steph and our North Eastern relatives. He is under strict instructions to bring back some saveloys and stotty cake to go with the pease pudding. And two old uni friends came for a brief visit which made me very happy. Now they know where we are I hope they'll come again.
What are you making with your Christmas leftovers?