One of the best parts of holiday leftovers is easy-to-cook, ready-made meals afterward. No, I’m not taking turkey sandwiches or soup, which is good, too, but some diverse offerings such as ham fried rice and potato pancakes.
5) Turkey Pot Pie – Make sure to reserve some gravy and shred the turkey. Buy a refrigerated dough, and gather all those leftover veggies – carrots, peas and sliced potatoes, and bake until golden.
4) Fried Rice with Ham – Want something totally different? A Honeybaked ham offers some delicious flavors for homemade fried rice. Similar to the pot pie, feel free to throw in extra peas and carrots.
3) Potato Pancakes – I know, rarely are there leftover mashed potatoes. But if you made 10 pounds, odds are you’ll have some. Add a bit of breadcrumbs, shape them into flat pancakes and pan-fry them until golden.
2) Yam Biscuits – I looked this one up to feature those extra yams hanging around. If they are not cooked, consider making sweet potato fries. Must be done crispy, and pair with ranch dressing. For the biscuits recipe, check out Home Cooking. (http://homecooking.about.com/od/breadrecipes/r/blbread21.htm)
1) Split Pea with Ham Soup – Mmm, especially when it’s cold outside. There’s nothing like a thick, filling soup to warm you up.
Tell me: Got a favorite recipe made from holiday leftovers? Please share. Which of these sound good enough to try out?
Until next time,