𝅘𝅥𝅮 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 𝅘𝅥𝅮
Yes, December is here and all of our focus is now on Christmas! I am planning meals, we are planning shopping trips and we are all planning our decorations. When it comes to Christmas food I always do a traditional turkey, that is a must. But I also love to plan what we will be having after Christmas day and how I will be using up any leftovers from Christmas dinner.
As much as I love Christmas dinner I always enjoy the leftovers the following day. There are so many ways for you to revamp leftover to create a whole new meal. But one of my favourite leftover meals has to be a good, warming soup. A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a post all about a fantastic five bird roast that is perfect for Christmas dinner. I purposely cooked extra vegetables just for the leftovers!
Today I am sharing with you my warming leftover Christmas dinner soup and giving you some delicious soup topper ideas.
This is what I did...
Leftover Christmas Dinner Soup
Leftover vegetables - I used potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts
Any leftover meat and or stunning
750mls chicken or turkey stock
Salt and pepper to season
1 - Place all of your cooked, leftover vegetables in a pan and cover with the stock
2 - Bring the stock and vegetables to the boil and leave to simmer for 15 minutes
3 - Leave to cool a little before blending up into a smooth soup
The soup toppers is where you get to really make this a special soup. My favourite is to use both pieces of meat and stuffing balls.
4 - To make the toppings chop up a few slices of leftover meat and two stuffing balls
5 - Heat a little spray oil in a frying pan and add the chopped meat and stuffing
6 - Fry over a medium heat until browned off and starting to crisp up
7 - Spoon the soup into bowls and scatter over a generous serving of the meat and stuffing topping
This soup is the perfect lunch or tea to enjoy on Boxing Day. Coming home after a brisk, cold walk to a bowl of this warming comfort food is my idea of bliss! Spending time with loved ones and enjoying good food, what more could we want!
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