Louisa Bacio with 5 ways to use those Holiday Leftovers (A Holidays with the Authors Special Guest Post)

5 Holiday Leftovers Made New
Louisa Bacio
One of the best parts of holiday leftovers is easy-to-cook, ready-made meals afterward. No, I’m not taking turkey sandwiches or soup, which is good, too, but some diverse offerings such as ham fried rice and potato pancakes.
This year, since we made a big roast, I’ll be baking a beef pot pie, using pre-made gravy, as a treat. It shows the flexibility of leftovers – use what you’ve got! I’m sure even those fussy eaters who don’t do the same food the next day wouldn’t complain.
Here are my family’s fav. 5 re-dos.
5) Turkey Pot Pie – Make sure to reserve some gravy and shred the turkey. Buy a refrigerated dough, and gather all those leftover (or frozen) veggies – carrots, peas and sliced potatoes, and bake until golden.
4) Fried Rice with Ham – Want something totally different? A Honeybaked ham offers some delicious flavors for homemade fried rice. Similar to the pot pie, feel free to throw in extra peas and carrots.
3) Potato Pancakes – I know, rarely are there leftover mashed potatoes. But if you made 10 pounds, odds are you’ll have some. Add a bit of breadcrumbs, shape them into flat pancakes and pan-fry them until golden.
2) Sweet Potatoes – There are two offerings here, on the same idea:
Bacon and Sweet Potato Muffins – I have to admit, I haven’t tried this recipe from Whole Foods yet, but it’s on my to-do list over the next few days. It sounds way too yummy and I always have leftovers of both! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/bacon-and-sweet-potato-muffins
Yam Biscuits – This recipe also features those extra yams hanging around. If they are not cooked, consider making sweet potato fries. Must be done crispy, and pair with ranch dressing. For the biscuits recipe, check out Home Cooking. (http://homecooking.about.com/od/breadrecipes/r/blbread21.htm)
1) Split Pea with Ham Soup – Mmm, especially when it’s cold outside. There’s nothing like a thick, filling soup to warm you up.
Tell me: Got a favorite recipe made from holiday leftovers? Please share. Which of these sound good enough to try out?
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About the Author:
A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.
Until next time,
Louisa Bacio
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