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Christmas is a time of celebration and excess, but last Christmas alone it was estimated the UK wasted £485 million on food. It is in some ways understandable. We all stock up for a Christmas cooking and want to make sure there is plenty to go round. The thought of cold turkey the next day though is not always inviting. That said, it doesn’t have to be an endless series of cold turkey sandwiches, and I have some indulgent recipes that might just get you more excited than the feast on the big day itself.

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Giblets & Gravy Recipe

Use up all the meat in your Christmas dinner leftovers with this fantastic giblets and gravy recipe. All our whole Christmas birds at Farmison & Co are prepared and sold with giblets. This is key to making the most of your bird, and they can be used to make a wonderful gravy to serve alongside your Christmas feast. Once the turkey has been removed from the roasting tray, pop the roast vegetables to one side then add the giblets and cook over a medium high heat. Once nicely browned, dust with a tablespoon of flour, continue to cook then add the vegetables back to the tray with a litre of poultry stock. Bring to a simmer and reduce to a desired consistency before adding a few sprigs of fresh sage to the gravy. Pass through a fine sieve and keep hot ready to serve.

Read my guide on how to make traditional giblet gravy here.

Turkey Tray Bake with Fragrant Spices Recipe

A great way to use any Christmas dinner leftovers like turkey and sprouts (if you aren’t fed up with seeing them by now), this turkey traybake is a fragrant and healthy change compared to yesterday’s feast.

Find the full recipe here.

Turkey & Potato Balti Recipe

A Christmas turkey curry to clear your worry of eating leftovers. Mellow, fragrant and made with fresh tomatoes, capsicums and roasted spices. The spices can be replaced with a tablespoon of blended curry paste for an even quicker supper, if you’re feeling a bit overworked in the kitchen over the festive period.

Find the full recipe here.

The Best Ever Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Before you turn your head at the thought of a turkey sandwich, what if I told you this was the best one I’ve ever curated? With the leftovers of your Christmas dinner leftovers, including shredded turkey, stuffing and gravy, and the addition of some seasonal delights and fresh thick cut white bloomer, this is a sandwich that will have you jumping out of bed to make on Boxing Day.

Find the full recipe here.