With everyone thinking of the festivities, we’ve been thinking about the leftovers! Everyone gets so fed up with turkey sandwiches and turkey curry, so we’ve gone one better and made a Christmas Dinner Leftover Soup. Yep, all the festive flavours (apart from the pigs in blankets as they’ll be all eaten) in a lovely bowl of steaming hot soup served with a huge chunk of crusty bread smothered in goats butter. So where do we start?
One of the easiest ways to make soup is with a soup maker. This basically takes out the blending out for those of you that don’t possess a blender (which we don’t) and keeps it warm for a short time. So after having a dummy run of our Christmas Dinner, we were left with:
40g of Cooked Chicken (or Turkey)
4 Roast Potatoes
5 Brussel Sprouts
Cup of cauliflower, carrot and broccoli
2 Yorkshire puddings
1 tbsp gravy granules
Salt and Pepper
As they were already cooked, we just put them all in the soup maker and let it do it’s thing. In this instance we used a Morphy Richards Soup Maker, which took around 10 minutes to give us a beautifully smooth soup.
Serving the soup, and being nearly Christmas, it was time we updated the crockery, since our one is a good few years old now and with half the plates missing (I think that’s pretty normal these days) so we received a gorgeous new set from our friends at Debenhams to adorn our Christmas Table. We got to choose from their Dinner Set ranges and so we chose the lovely RJR John Rocha 12 piece set. This set doesn’t have a great review on site for a set that was delivered, but ours was delivered the next day and looked amazing. It will indeed be pride of place on our Christmas Dinner table this year instead of the Denby set that I bought when we moved here in 2007.
So, what did it taste like? Do you know, I was really skeptical when Andy said that he wanted to try a leftovers soup as the actual thought of blending our dinner up kind of made me feel a little nauseous, but to tell you the truth – it was amazing. It was thick, creamy and really tasty. Halfway through it you kind of lost the flavour but if you then ate a bit of bread and went back to it, the flavour hit you again. It also looked really appealing being green plated up in the pure white bowls of the new set.
Have you any ideas on what to do with the leftovers? Let me know in the comments below.