CHRISTMAS LEFT-OVER RECIPES THAT AREN’T SANDWICHES
For many of us, Christmas means one thing – food! And, whether it’s a plethora of prawns, an abundance of meats or a dessert mountain of epic proportions, we always tend to buy more food than we need.
So, instead of chucking all that goodness in the bin (or eating hundreds of ham or turkey sandwiches!), why not use your left overs for a tasty meal in its own right.
“Left Over Pie”
600g cold turkey, chicken torn into chunks
Any leftover ham, torn into small pieces
Leftover veggies (broccoli and peas work best)
Pinch of dried or fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
500g puff pastry
1 egg yolk, beaten
Using the butter, milk and flour, make a simple roux – if you’re not sure how to do this a quick Google search will help you out. Make sure you season the roux with salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 195 degrees Celsius.
Mix in the turkey or chicken, ham and the veggies and cook heat through on the stove. Put the mixture in a deep pie dish and cover with puff pastry. Paint the pastry with the egg.
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes and serve.
Christmas Pudding Ice Cream
Left over Christmas Pudding
Creamy vanilla ice cream
Break or chop up Christmas pudding into cubes, roughly 1cm each. Take your ice cream out of the freezer and leave for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly. Add the chunks of Christmas pudding and mix through the ice cream. Try to keep the chunks intact.
Grate over the dark chocolate and return to the freezer until needed.
Do you have any special recipes you use at Christmas? We’d love to see photos of what you cook, whether it be your Christmas Day spread or your Boxing Day leftovers, post your creations on our Facebook Page.