I look forward to the leftovers almost as much as the meal itself. Post-Christmas eating plans include Boxing Day Calzones and Roasted Squash and Sweet Potato Soup.
Boxing Day Calzones
- Roll out some pizza dough (see dough recipe here: Minimum Effort, Maximum Reward Pizza)
- Layer a miniature turkey dinner on one side of the dough and then top with a generous grating of cheese.
- Fold the other side of the dough over it to cover.
- Press down the edges with a fork to seal and cut a cross into the top of the calzone to allow steam to escape.
- Brush with a bit of beaten egg and bake at 500°F for about 10 to 12 minutes until browned.
Roasted Squash and Sweet Potato Soup
We always have some sorted of sort of squash dish made up of a mix of roasted butternut, acorn squash, and sweet potato seasoned with butter, salt and some maple syrup as part of the Christmas Day feast. The leftovers make for a great starting point for soup:
- Sautée a roughly chopped onion with some dried thyme in a little butter and oil until softened and beginning to brown. Tip this mixture into a blender along with leftover squash.
- Add chicken/turkey/vegetable stock to thin out the squash mixture and blitz together. Add enough stock to make the consistency you like for soup.
- Transfer to a pot and simmer until hot.
…and the feast goes on.