2012年12月27日木曜日

Christmas dinner again and again and again

My favourite bit about Christmas dinner is definitely not the hours and hours battling with two burners and a microwave/oven or the time to prepare vs time to eat ratio or the fact that the rest of the family will probably ask for rice or....

Nope.  None of that.

My favourite bit about Christmas is that you eat it on Day 1 and it's delicious:


And then you get to remake it day two and it's delicious all over again:

This rocked and is now definitely on my day-after-Christmas menu.  I chopped up the chicken meat (we only managed half the chicken on the day so there was plenty left over!) and the leftover roast veggies and mixed it all up with some gravy then made another batch of stuffing (coz it's just soooo good!) and used that as a pie topper and yummmmm!

Then of course day three is chicken noodle soup.  Being that this is Japan it's chicken broken-up-udon soup but chicken noodle soup is chicken noodle soup, hey?

And now the bones have been thrown out and Christmas is over.

Oh well, we haven't even started on the Christmas cake!



3 件のコメント:

Jo Tomooka さんのコメント...

I think tonight will be our last night for leftovers... I managed some pretty good variations this time - turkey, lamb, roast vege and stuffing filled "nikuman", turkey and mushroom pie (basically turkey and mushroom soup!), roast pumpkin, camembert and bacon croquettes, and my favorite -sliced roast potatoes fried in butter then coated in left over gravy. Sometimes I think the leftover meals are better than the actual Christmas one!

shinshu life さんのコメント...

ooooh I hadn't thought of nikuman. Yum! croquettes, too. And the leftovers are definitely more fun than the original if not yummier as well!

Gina さんのコメント...

That's so true what the both of you said. About the leftovers sometimes being better then the actual/original meal.

Take Thanksgiving. I find myself looking forward to the leftover sandwiches actually more then the actual meal sometimes. I mean the meal is great but the leftovers...are limitless. If that makes sense at all. Meaning we can make anything with the leftovers. So many delicious possibilities. ; )

Just like your delicious looking soup!!! And Jo's nikuman. Yummm. : )