FEELING stuffed but still got tons of turkey left?
Shockingly, research shows more than four million Christmas dinners a year get thrown away — equivalent to 263,000 turkeys. That’s a lot of waste but you don’t need to bin any of your bird this year.
Here are four tasty and super-cheap ways to gobble down your leftovers.
FESTIVE FAJITAS: There’s no reason why you can’t have turkey fajitas — I think they’re delicious. The Old El Paso original smoky BBQ fajita kit is £2.50 at Asda, but I like the Asda Mexican style smoky BBQ kit for £1.30. It’s the cheapest kit I’ve seen. Then all you need is your leftover turkey, an onion (10p at Tesco) and a couple of peppers (79p at Tesco). The fajita kit serves four, working out at roughly 55p a serving.
SAVE: £1.20 on the fajita kit
TOP IT OFF: Turkey-topped pizzas can be frozen to use for January dinners. All you need is a couple of pizza bases (£1.20, Sainsbury’s), a jar of tomato pizza sauce (£1 at Tesco) and some mozzarella cheese (43p at Tesco). Pop it in the oven for 10-12 minutes and you’re good to go. It’s far cheaper than ordering a large pizza from Pizza Hut for £17.49. One pizza should serve two people, making it £1.31 a serving.
SAVE: £7.44 per serving
CURRY ON: A scrummy turkey curry is one of my go-to post-Christmas dishes. Sainsbury’s has a cheap and cheerful jar of curry sauce for just 28p. It pairs well with long-grain rice — a 1kg bag is just £1.20 at Tesco. Heat it all in a pan and bulk up with rice if you’ve got less meat. If there are four of you, it tots up to just 37p each.
SAVVY SARNIE: This has to be my favourite. A turkey sandwich always goes down a treat, especially with stuffing. It’s also a great way to use even more leftovers — cranberry sauce can go straight in there too. If you’re up for a treat you could even pop some pigs in blankets in there for a festive feast. And the best bit is you don’t need to buy anything for it, you can just use whatever you have left in the house.
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