The holiday season is a wonderful time of year but unfortunately it can be very wasteful! You make enough food for the whole family, and someone cancels last minute… or the kids don’t like the veggies… or someone doesn’t want to travel home with leftovers (we can’t imagine why!). There are a number of reasons why there will be leftovers after Chrissy, but don’t fret! Here is a list of things you can do with your fridge full of leftovers to make sure nothing goes to waste!
To make sure they keep well, use dressings on your salads sparingly. Otherwise, they tend to turn soggy and brown much quicker than you’d like. We recommend serving salads with the dressing on the side, thus getting people to dress their own salad.
To use up some more leftovers, give your salads some new additions! Add some leftover prawns, ham, and even berries (particularly with your feta-based salads).
Christmas ham is great because it can actually be stored for several months in the fridge, which means there is plenty of opportunity for leftover meals!
Use it as an addition to omelettes, sandwiches and fried rice – it’s an incredibly versatile ingredient, and the fact that it lasts so long means you can use it for many meals to come!
You have to eat fish and seafood within 3-4 days, so it’s important you figure out some dishes to eat the leftovers in just after Chrissy is over!
Our favourite dishes for seafood would be to mince up any fish you have with veg and breadcrumbs, egg and herbs for some delightful homemade fish patties! Sushi is also an easy option! We also love smoked salmon and avo on toast as a tasty brekky or lunch option!
Potatoes can become subject to bacteria within hours, so it’s important to store them in the fridge as soon as possible after eating. But don’t worry, there are some awesome ways to use up your leftover potatoes! One easy way is to reheat them and add them to salads, or add them to a frittata!
We hope these ideas for using up your leftovers helps lessen the waste of your Christmas Day food! Have a great festive season!