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Ways to make the most of your Christmas turkey

Ways to make the most of your Christmas turkey

Hands up who has thrown away leftover turkey meat after Christmas Day dinner? Well you're not alone as we've all been guilty of throwing it away rather than making use of it. The key to making to most of your turkey meat is to prepare in advance how you can use it on those days after December 25th. Here are a few of our favourite ways to make the most of your Christmas turkey:

Boxing Day Sandwich

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, and it goes without saying that leftover turkey makes for an amazing Christmas sandwich. Slice up some of the cold meat and layer it on your favourite bread with stuffing, cranberry sauce and even some gravy if you have some, et voila!

Turkey Casserole or Soup

Chances are you will have lots of root veg leftover too such as parsnips, carrots and potatoes, so why not use these together with the turkey to make a warming soup or casserole. If you have time, you can even boil the turkey bones to make an authentic stock!

Turkey and Cranberry Parcels

Turkey and Cranberry Parcels are a brilliant option if you're entertaining in the days after Christmas. Mix chunks of turkey with cranberry sauce in a large bowl. Then cut some sheets of filo pastry into 6 inch squares. Lay 4 squares on top of each other, lightly brushing each layer with butter as you go. The place a spoonful of the turkey mixture in the middle and pinch together the sides of the pastry to create a parcel. Once all complete, simply place the parcels in the oven until golden and crispy!

Top tip: add some Brie for extra wow factor!

Freeze it

If all else fails and you don't manage to use the leftover meat within the days after Christmas, put it away in the freezer for a later date. Ensure it's wrapped properly and the turkey will last up to 6 months so you can use it for meals at a later date. Make sure you label it with the date of freezing for safety.

If you try and of these turkey leftover solutions this Christmas, let us know over on Facebook and Twitter @UKMumstv

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