What to do with the food that’s still in the fridge on Boxing Day? Too much of it these days tends to get thrown out after the gathering is over because it’s too much to get through before it goes off, and that’s a terrible waste.
The Foodwise website has a bunch of seasonal leftover recipes for those whose families have got out of the habit of the old thrifty traditions, and also tips & tricks for stretching them out. taste.com.au also has a collection of xmas leftover recipes. If you’ve got a great recipe for leftovers, please share!
Our family tends to have scrambled eggs with Xmas ham for breakfast on Boxing Day morning, and roast veggie salad to accompany more ham and any leftover prawns for Boxing Day lunch, accompanied by super-fresh bread from the local Vietnamese bakery. It’s decades since we did a full roast turkey, so there’s usually not too much roast meat left over for us to do anything with.
My one indispensable thing to have plenty of in the fridge for jazzing up leftovers in a multitude of ways would be feta cheese. Baby spinach leaves and fresh basil are also bloody handy, as are a few links of chorizo.