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Old 12-26-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Day After Christmas Dinner 2015

In the years past, this would be a big shopping day for me. Looking for those great After-Christmas sales, but not this year. I've decided to spend today clearing out "stuff" prior to our moving so that I am not caught short.

So, for dinner we'll have what we had planned on having yesterday:
Roast Turkey Breast (already done and in the `fridge)
My version of Stuffing, made with Portuguese Sausage
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (DH FAVE)
Gravy
Homemade Apple Crostata for dessert

What's on your table, or are you out shopping?

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Old 12-26-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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After yesterday's roast dinner, I don't feel like heating up the leftovers (was going to slice the meat into the remaining gravy and simmer it briefly on a low heat. (Was going to heat the roast potatoes in the oven along with freshly roasted beetroot wedges).

I am in the mood for something like a stew made from the remnants, with some fresh green beans, sauteed onion, chillies and garlic to pep it up a bit.

I made some 'sweets' too - I tried out a recipe for chocolate marzipan (that I will be improving on), wrapped them around brazil nuts and dipped in dark chocolate to set.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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A repeat of yesterday's dinner at my house.

I need to get busy and package up the leftover ham so I can simmer the bone for stock. Tomorrow I will skim the fat from the stock and freeze it, too warm to make soup! Also freezing some leftover kielbasa, cut into coins, for New Years Eve. Other than that just leftovers for today and tomorrow.

New food on Monday!
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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Dx made homemade bread rolls for Christmas eve and they were sitting on the counter rising when Jr's arrived. He took one look and said Whaat ! no popovers?!? He missed the look on his Mom's face. She doesn't bake bread very often, and this was a surprise. Later, she said , go ahead and make popovers and we agreed we'll have both. Anyway, there's rolls for sandwiches for lunch. I'm not sure how well leftover popovers warm up, but I guess we'll find out today. Plus there is extra potato lefse I made on the 23rd. So I guess we're fully covered in the bread category.

Dinner is going to be cold leftover chicken and warmed up beef stroganoff. And salad fixin's. (and perhaps a few cookies, pie and ice cream.)

I am not going to any stores today. Dx, on the other hand, is Out since very early with her sister. They like to Shop. With a Capital S.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:29 PM   #5
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I made some 'sweets' too - I tried out a recipe for chocolate marzipan (that I will be improving on), wrapped them around brazil nuts and dipped in dark chocolate to set.
Your sweets sound downright decadent!
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
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We're having the leftover roast beef thinly sliced to make sandwiches. We'll have a bowl of soup with the sandwiches.
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:05 PM   #7
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Going to a friend's for turkey. I am bringing cauliflower buffalo "wings" and two tyoes of hummus with veggies and mini homemade mini pitas for nashing while tthe kids open gifts.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:14 PM   #8
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Still really warm for the end of December - mid 40's! Dijon mustard and bread crumb coated salmon steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, and broc.

I took advantage of the warm weather and took down the outdoor holiday decorations today. Usually freezing my fingers off, as it's nearly impossible to do with gloves on.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:00 PM   #9
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Something with leftover ham I brought home from my daughters, not sure yet. Probably either a ham and cheese on rye, or an omelette. I ate so much yesterday that I don't feel like having a big meal today.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:38 PM   #10
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Everyone's dinners sounds yummy!

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My version of Dressing, made with seasoned
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it comes out nice and fluffy, ready to except GRAVY!
Very Flavorful.
DH said that he had never thought about "filling" before I brought it up
Too many of them that we've had are too soggy and/or tasteless
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DH's fave, Pillsbury Crescent rolls. I use a
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What a plate! I followed everyone's suggestion
to reheat the bird (I roasted it yesterday) in the gravy, it came out GREAT!
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Dessert: homemade Apple Crostata with whipped cream...
I'M STUFFED!
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