Christmas lunch is probably the one meal of the year that I try to completely vacate the kitchen for. Between my Mum and my Aunty’s powerhouse team, I definitely know my place. And trust me, for this particular meal, it’s nowhere near the sharp objects and heat.
However, I have taken it upon myself to take up the challenge every year to make sure that none of the ridiculous amount of left-overs go to waste. Because how could I resist a food challenge?
Even though there are so few of us at Christmas lunch, every year my Dad loves to buy the biggest turkey that he can find. As a result, we all get to enjoy turkey creations for days afterwards.
Bubble and squeak is a traditional English dish that uses left over vegetables. As you can imagine, there are countless variations of the meal.
For my very non-traditional version, I used left over boiled potatoes that I diced up, corn, cut up turkey and a mixture of herbs including thyme, rosemary, oregano, a dash of curry powder and a small knob of butter. Essentially, I just melted the butter in the pan and added all of the ingredients in together, stirring occasionally for a few minutes. Easy.
I’m now thinking that week off and a fridge full of food that I rarely get to cook with could be a dangerous combination.
Let the creative turkey juices flow.