Christmas


What on earth do we do with the leftovers from Christmas? There’s the dog who I’m sure would love the feast, the back of the fridge to become a science experiment or the rubbish bin which seems like such a waste when there’s people in the world without food. Mutti (my mum) recently started her own program on community radio and talked about an easy recipe on Boxing Day for festive leftovers.

Crumble sayo biscuits (by hand) into the bottom of a greased slab pan or quiche dish
Layer your leftovers (veggies, turkey or ham, and anything else you’ve got) on top of the sayos
Add some onion or herbs or sun-dried tomatoes for some extra flavour if you like
Beat 4-6 eggs together with some milk and pour over the top of everything
Sprinkle some grated cheese on top
Bake in a moderate oven for approx. 35 mins
Serve with salad

You can use this recipe with any kind of leftovers and it saves having to make *snigger* pastry. Enjoy!

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What a joke! They are only a ‘bargin’ if you planned on getting that wonderful something anyway. If you’re buying it coz it’s on ‘sale’, you’ve spent money you didn’t need to and haven’t ‘saved’ anything. Take my bargain shopping today. If I had bought 2 Christmas trees for DS1 & DS2 on a whim because they were reduced, I wouldn’t have saved anything. But I didn’t. I already knew that’s what I wanted to do so I saved money!! 2 for the price of one!! And then I got decorations for them – all half price, looked at bon-bons for next year (but I don’t think they keep?!?), considered more Christmas cake, shortbread, chocolate elves and realised it’s nearly New Year (not really appropriate now – is it?)┬áand basically could have shopped till I dropped, literally. The Christmas cards are really cheap at the moment too and then I saw a really nice dinner set, how many diary’s does one need…………………………oh what the heck, enjoy the sales – I did ­čÖé

Don’t ya just love family! I finally got the ‘fall out’ from Christmas day. Picture this: nice peaceful day, first time in about 20 years since I’ve had Mutti (my mum) and┬áNanna (her mum) to myself on Christmas day without all the Riff-Raff (stepfathers lot), table decorations top class (wanted to spoil them) and a meal of family traditional recipes planned! Do you┬áthink that passed muster? Nup. I made Nanna’s pumpkin chiffon pie and sago plum pudding for dessert which neither she nor Mutti had eaten/prepared for years!!! Apparently I need a lesson in how to make pastry! I know how to make bloody pastry! I ran out of time that morning so used the frozen stuff (only ever as a back up – I promise) so the pie was ready in time! Last time I try to please the ungrateful wretch with her own recipes!!