Michelle and I are great fans of using up our leftovers and are always proud to share a recipe with each other when the results are good! Christmas is a time when we are all prone to buying too much food and often left wondering what to do with it all. Now I would love to give advice on how to spend sensibly on food over the festive period, but fear if I did all those who know us both and have been fed by us would fall down laughing. Regardless how many lists are written there is always too much spent on food at Christmas!
I always do a roast joint for Christmas and also have a festive ham joint, like many of us do. Despite counting vegetable portions into my pans, I always think there’s never enough so add a few more. I can admit to this as I know I am not alone in my quest to overfeed everyone! Needless to say I’ve always lots of leftovers (with the notable exception of roast potatoes which always get devoured in our house).
My friend Laura and I are both great believers in the tastiness of leftover pie and our boxing day guests have given many compliments over the years. When we discussed our method, we found out that we both take our lead from a Jamie Oliver recipe we wrote down off the television a few years ago! It’s simple, delicious and the perfect way to use up left overs. I always plan it for boxing day as it requires very little preparation which is what you need after the mammoth task of Christmas lunch. I’ve given a recipe here, but it changes every time I make it (it also comes in handy for a Monday night tea after a Sunday roast). So feel free to experiment and use any leftovers you have to hand, don’t worry if you don’t have ham. I like to serve this with leftover stuffings and most likely another batch of roast potatoes, it is Christmas after all!0