The Best Leftover Recipe

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It is now that time of the year when you finish Christmas lunch and the only thing you can think of is "what am I going to do with all the leftovers?". Fear not, I've got you covered. This is great for Christmas but I use it all the time with Sunday roast leftovers or big meals that we weren't able to finish.

It is so simple and tasty you will be amazed!

This recipe is a version of my dad's; I always remember having this after Christmas and we will probably have it in the next couple days.

All you have to do is cut everything in smallish pieces while it's cold. I like to separate veggies and meat as some veggies don't mesh well with the rest but mushrooms, green beans, peas, all the roast's veggies can be in the mix. Brussels sprouts don't, so don't try it will make the dish too bitter.

Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil, in a bowl put meat, roast potatoes and veggies. Once the pan is hot add all your leftovers some herbs such as basil, oregano, a crushed garlic clove, a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper, you can as well add a tsp of mustard to add flavour. In this one I have chicken, pigs in blankets, potatoes and green beans on the side (they weren't leftovers).

Mix it all for 5mins at medium heat so it warms through and then add 1-2 tbsp of single cream. While the leftovers are heating up in the pan, in another frying pan make the fried eggs. You can make 1 or 2 per person depending on how hungry you are and how much leftovers you have. If you have veggies on the side warm them up.

Serve on warm plates the leftover mix and the egg on top. Easy!

Have you got a special recipe for your leftovers? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy! X

Christmas Cookies with the Little Man

Christmas means family time. This year my sister wanted to make Christmas cookies with her 3 year old son and I, she just didn't tell me she wasn't going to be there. So my dad and I found ourselves baby sitting a very energetic 3 year old boy and making cookies!

We had lots of fun, some tears, because he missed his mum and tons of mess! Flour, sugar and icing and multi coloured hundreds and thousands and silver balls all over the floor, the counter and the table. But we succeeded, burnt some and ended with some tasty cookies.

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We followed the recipe from BBC good food but had to slightly change the recipe and add more butter and cinnamon and ginger to make it a bit more Christmassy. The recipe is very easy and if it wasn't because the little man had to do everything himself we would have done it all pretty fast.

All in all it was a great day and even though I am exhausted now, I would do it again in a heart beat! This little man is the cutest and I got so many kisses and hugs, I felt very loved and I think he missed me a little bit.

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If you want to make the cookies, Here is what you need:

  • 140g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 350g butter, cut into small cubes at room temperature
  • 350g plain flour, sieved
  • 1tsp ground cinnamob
  • 1/4 tap ground ginger

For the icing:

  • 200g icing sugar

Method (from Good Food Website)

  1. Tip the icing sugar, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract, egg yolk and butter into a mixing bowl, then stir together with a wooden spoon (or pulse in a food processor until well combined). Add the flour and mix to a firm dough. Shape the dough into two flat discs and wrap in clingfilm. Chill for 20-30 mins. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about the thickness of two £1 coins. Cut out Christmassy shapes (use a cutter if you like) and place on the baking sheets. Using the tip of a skewer, cut a small hole in the top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 mins until lightly golden.

  3. Lift the biscuits onto a wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar with a few drops of cold water to make a thick, but still runny icing. Colour with edible food colouring, if you like. Spread it over the cooled biscuits, decorate with edible balls and thread with ribbon when dry.

Have you done any baking with the little ones from your family? Share your recipes in the comments below!

Merry Christmas! X

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies, Her and Him

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies, Her and Him

If you are anything like me, or simply crazy busy, you might have left your Christmas shopping to the last minute and now you are panicking and have no ideas of what to get. My birthday is in just a couple days and Christmas in just 1 week and I still haven't done any Christmas shopping!

But no need to panic, here is the solution! I have compiled for you a little list with present ideas for foodies, Her and Him. Plus I have Amazon Prime so I'll be fine right?

Have a look at my last minute Christmas ideas!

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