may not seem appealing at first but it's not as repulsive as it
sounds! Here are two reasons why you want to throw this party:
it'll give you a chance to find creative recipes for that mountain
of holiday leftovers and provide the perfect excuse to organize a
party that everyone can attend after the hectic schedule of
If you happen to
celebrate Christmas, there's a lull between that date and New
Years where nothing happens. We stress prior to the holidays but
when it's over, we suddenly begin to feel a little disappointed,
as if we were cheated of a great reward after all the hard work we
put into the preparations. So instead of putting away the lights,
the tassels and the miniature Rudolph figurines on your mantel,
organize a casual lunch or low-key soiree.
Try to organize this
party a few days after Christmas. When it comes to leftovers, the
basic rule to remember is to eat them within a few days. At the
same time, giving your guests a chance to recuperate may be a good
idea. This will allow them to think of unique ideas for recipes,
as well to regain their strength and the stomach to tackle the
leftovers for your party.
This dish can incorporate all of your leftovers in one plate. This
is a great way to finish off any cooked vegetables and leftover
oven to 350F. Sauté a rough amount of chopped onions, celery, and
carrots in butter or olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until the onions
are translucent. Add salt and pepper.
vegetables and transfer to ovenproof dish or aluminum tin.
Add pieces of
turkey and leftover vegetables (this can include cooked peas,
carrots, Brussels sprouts, etc) to the dish. With a spoon, mix the
veggies and meat together so all pieces are evenly distributed in
gravy in small saucepan or in microwave, or add a can of condensed
cream of soup (either mushroom or chicken will do) mixed with 1
cup of milk. Pour into meat-veggie combination dish.
potatoes over food and spread evenly with spatula. Add grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese has melted and potato has formed
a crust and is golden brown.