Day 362 – #33 Try 50 new recipes

Another day, another pie!  With the last of the Christmas meat I tried yet another pie.  This was very similar to yesterday’s effort but topped with shortcrust pastry instead of mash.  OMG.  Absolutely gorgeous.  I learned my lesson from yesterday and made a bit more sauce and the result was fantastic.  Again, we have another portion to eat today which I’m very much looking forward to….

more pie

So, all in all we have done pretty well with our meat.  Nothing went to waste.  (Well, only the turkey carcass after it had been completely stripped and boiled down for stock).
We managed to produce:
Christmas Day turkey for two people
Turkey stock
Turkey soup – 8 portions
Turkey sandwiches (to accompany soup!) – 8 portions
St Stephen’s Day Pie – 6 portions
Turkey & Ham Pie – 4 portions
Cold meat platters (with cheese etc) – 4 portions

Not too shabby! #loveyourleftovers


Day 361 – #33 Cook 50 new recipes


The third incarnation of my Christmas Turkey and Ham in Coke required a bit more invention.  I was looking for some kind of pie that I could make to use up some more of the leftovers.  Having had cold cuts, sandwiches and turkey soup we were in need of a bit of change!  So I googled and came across a Rachel Allen recipe for St Stephen’s Day pie.  For those who don’t know, St Stephen’s Day is Boxing Day, so this is perfect for Christmas leftovers.  Rachel’s version can be found here:

I adapted it slightly as I don’t like mushrooms.  So we had a mixture of leeks and peas instead of onion and mushrooms.  It was flipping lovely but could have done with a bit more “wet” to offset the potato.  Other than that, it was delicious.  Fortunately I also have 2 individual pies that have gone in the freezer 🙂