Simple joy #18 Leftover turkey pie

Leftover turkey pie
Leftover turkey pies in ramekins
Leftover turkey pie
Leftover turkey pot pie

A week after Christmas and we still had leftover roast turkey lurking in the fridge. Most people would just throw away whatever was left clinging to turkey bones and stuff. But not me. I don’t waste anything worth salvaging. That’s why I love second hand stores.

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Simple joy #15 Potato soup from Christmas leftovers

Potato soup from roast turkey stuffing, mashed potato and gravy
Potato soup from roast turkey stuffing, mashed potato and gravy

One of the things that I look forward to after Christmas is recycling leftovers. Why did you think I roasted a 4.5 kilo turkey when it was just me and JD at home?

This wonderful potato soup is made from leftovers as follows:

  • mashed potato that JD made
  • gravy that I made out of roast turkey drippings
  • chicken bacon stuffing from the turkey

I combined them all with caramelised onions, juice from half a lemon and water. I added thyme and gruyere cheese for the finishing touch.

Perfect on a cold and rainy day!