Get creative with ingredients
After feeding the masses and partying with work colleagues, friends and family over the festive period, it’s often quite a relief when it’s over. However, throwing away all of those gloriously delicious foods that weren’t used up is not only wasteful, it’s criminal! Try to freeze any leftover savoury vegetable and meat dishes, as well as that extra Christmas pudding which never got eaten.
One great way to add real pizzazz to a range of Christmas leftovers is to inject them with a touch of gourmet. Just because Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy luxury foods. Foreman & Field’s Christmas hampers feature decadent condiments, handmade desserts and all of the refinement and indulgence of Christmas fare, including many healthy options, year round.
Leftover food recipes
- Leftover turkey
Make a béchamel sauce and add turkey, lemon zest and mashed potatoes to create croquettes. Bake them in the oven and voilà – something entirely unique and delightful.
- Leftover ham
Make a calzone filled with cheese, left over roasted vegetables, ham and tomato salsa.
- Leftover bread
Create a delicious chocolate infused bread and butter pudding, rich with cinnamon and all spice.
- Leftover pork
Fill crispy rice paper rolls with shredded pork (crackling excluded), along with shredded iceberg lettuce, then have your spicy Vietnamese dipping sauce at the ready.
- A little bit of this, a little bit of that
If you have a lot of random salads and vegetable medleys left over from the big day, you should try incorporating them into a paella or another rice dish.
Indulge with home delivered gourmet
Enjoy life’s gourmet pleasures long into the new year. Champagne, porchetta, petit fours, panettone and macaroons are just some of the treats available in Forman & Field’s decadent gift baskets. They also include healthier, but equally indulgent, options such as smoked Scottish salmon. When one of these arrives at your door, you’ll be very popular indeed.