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THE BEST THING ABOUT CHRISTMAS IS THE LEFTOVERS

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It's Boxing Day and everyone is feeling a little jaded after a day spent eating and drinking and doing little. The fridge is full of leftovers - a few roast potatoes, some tired-looking sprouts, the remains of the bird or joint of meat, stuffing, pigs in blankets, some congealed gravy and bread sauce..... But no self-respecting cook would dream of throwing out these tasty morsels.

I am not very keen on Christmas food. A lifelong dislike of raisins, currants and sultanas means that Christmas cake and mince pies are off my food list (though I do like Panettone and Stollen), and I find turkey one of the most disappointing and uninteresting meats. (Having said that, I do like "the trimmings" - roast potatoes, roast parsnips, sprouts with chestnuts and bacon bits, gravy.) Even as I am tucking in to Christmas dinner I'm thinking of how to transfrom the leftovers into a succession of tasty snacks and suppers.



Roast turkey may be boring, but it's much nicer cold, sliced …