Cooking with Leftovers Made Easy
Holiday Leftovers It goes without saying that after Christmas you're going to have leftovers. So after all of your relatives leave, all the presents have been opened, and your kitchen is overflowing with tons of great food, there's only one...
It goes without saying that after Christmas you're going to have leftovers. So after all of your relatives leave, all the presents have been opened, and your kitchen is overflowing with tons of great food, there's only one thing to do: put it all to good use.
Here are some handy ideas on cooking with leftovers after Christmas:
Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding
Most often leftover ham leads to ham sandwiches, but it doesn't have to. Take your leftover stuffing or rolls, slice up some ham, add some swiss cheese and salt and pepper, and you've got a tasty and savory casserole.
Chicken Tomato Wraps
Take your leftover chicken and shear off some choice cuts, mix it with some dijon, mayo, green pepper, and tomato in a bowl. Heat up a few tortillas wraps, put in your filling and add some lettuce. Voila! Your chicken is borne a new.
Stuck with a huge bowl of mashed potatoes? Don't fret! Take your mash, add to it some diced onion, pepper, and some cracker crumbs (or bread crumbs), flatten them out and toss them in skillet or on a griddle until browned. Serve on it's own, topped up with some sour cream or accompanied by leftover chicken/turkey and gravy. Yum!
Also known as turkey ala king, this recipe takes your ordinary bird and repurposes it into a brand new meal. It requires a few ingredients that you may not have included with your Christmas dinner, but it sure beats an entire turkey sitting in your fridge for three weeks.
Bubble and Squeak
This traditional dish is one of the best ways to repurpose leftovers with little finesse. That is, take any leftover potatoes you may have and mash them together with any leftover vegetables you have (throw in some chopped turkey or ham if you'd like), mash them into patties and fry them in bit of oil. Here's a great recipe for the first time.
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