Monday, 27 December 2010

Left Overs...

Thank you for every one of your kind Christmas wishes and lovely comments on my advent blog posts. I have tried to reply to as many as possible but I'm sure you appreciate life rather takes over at this time of year. Our Christmas was good - a few coughs and sneezes but on the whole, good... just close family, quiet, with plenty of wonderful things to eat. I was helped by Ben in the kitchen, who is probably just as keen a cook as me and together we peeled, chopped and stirred a feast. In seach of something creative to do with the left overs we were inspired by Nigel Slater and for lunch today we made his "Perky Turkey" - worth doing for the name alone!


Left over turkey heated up in a sticky oriental chilli sauce and served on a salad of watercress, oranges, chilli (my addition) and pomegranate seeds.

For those of us who don't eat the turkey... little bubble and squeak patties with a morsel of stilton tucked into the middle served with the same salad.

Although of course the meat eaters had to have that too! It made a refreshing change from turkey curry!

14 comments:

  1. You've got to love a recipe with a catchy title!

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  2. Mmmmm lovely!

    Sounds like you had a lovely cosy Christmas. We did too.

    Today I made a turkey, leek and mushroom pie and, not to boast or anything, it was pretty darn good!!! Amazing really as our guests arrived half an hour early as I was just starting to make the pie! So its assembly was random to say the least.

    Best wishes for the in-betweeny week of Christmas/New Year.
    Celia
    x

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  3. Your leftovers sound delicious. We are eating leftover pork pie which I think will be better not reheated, with a stirfried mix of finely sliced vegs and a small jacket potato.

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  4. certainly the most creative leftovers I've heard of....looks good too.
    We had goose for Christmas so will have cassoulet.

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  5. Thoses little patties sound yummy, must try some!
    So glad you had a lovely Christmas!
    Vivienne x

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  6. My mouth is watering! I really had a go at home cooking this year, but nothing as exciting as you.

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  7. Bubble and squeak with Stilton. Mumm, must try.

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  8. Bubble and squeak - the best part of the food in my book!

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  9. Looks lovely, I'm glad you like the muffin cases.

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  10. Happy very very belated Christmas!

    Those look like very chic leftover recipes to me. Makes a change from the 'turkey curry buffet' of Bridget Jones fame!

    We've had 'flu at our place - hence the total silence. Not quite out of the woods yet. We did have a lovely Christmas though.

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  11. It certainly looks like you had a wonderful holiday -- with leftovers like that, what could the real thing have been like? I hope it was wonderful! Was your wandering boy in an exotic locale for Christmas?

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  12. Now I can't stop saying Perky Turkey--such a brilliant name for a recipe! K x

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