What to do with your leftovers
Leftover Turkey Recipes

Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya with leftover turkey (great in a slow cooker if you’ve got one)

Very Easy Chicken/Turkey, Bacon/Gammon & Mushroom with Puff Pastry Lids (from Nicola Wood)
Heat up a large deep frying pan or saucepan, add the bacon/gammon and saute for a few minutes to create some fat, add the chopped mushrooms with a reasonable knob of butter and cook for another few minutes.

Add in some plain flour to make a roux and cook for 2 minutes.  Gradually add either homemade chicken stock (or from a cube) and stir to make a sauce then add in some double cream until you are happen with the consistency (or to make it even easier use a tin of mushroom or chicken soup)

For the pastry lid – use packet of puff pasty.  Roll out on a flour surface and cut 4 circles approximately 13 inch/5 inches diameter rounds.  Place lids on a baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and bake for 15 minutes – Fan oven 200, conventional 220, gas mark 7.

Serve the chicken mix with the lid on top and serve with green vegetables.

Leftover Vegetable Soup (from Nicola Wood)

Chop up all the vegetables you have in the fridge – don’t worry too much about the size.

Heat 2 tbsps of vegetable oil in a large saucepan, saute any onions, leeks and carrots for a few minutes, then add the rest eg artichokes, broccoli (the bigger the stem the better), potatoes and cauliflower.  Saute for another few minutes until slightly softened

Add 1 litre hot stock, bring to the boil cover and simmer for 25 minutes until all the vegetables are soft. Leave it cool slightly and blend.Lovely served with grated cheese and crusty bread.


Cranberry Ice Cream or Smoothie

Blitz homemade cranberry sauce and cream/custard and freeze as ice cream or add lemon juice and water/fruit juice for a smoothie.

Easy peasy Ice Cream with Christmas Pudding or Mincemeat (from Mary Wilson)

Whip together one large pot of double cream and half a small tin of sweet condensed milk until reasonably stiff.

Add crumbled Christmas pudding or mincemeat.   Mix well and freeze.  NO NEED TO TAKE OUT AND WHIP!!  Line a plastic tub with clingfilm and then turn it out and slice it, rather than spooning it out.

Christmas Quesadilla

I made up this Christmas Quesadillas recipe with tortillas, leftover Christmas pudding, cake or mincemeat and grated cheddar. It sounds weird but tastes great!






Photo credit: (c) Can Stock Photo / AndreyPopov

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