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. All the festive flavours (apart from the pigs in blankets as they won’t last) in a lovely bowl of steaming hot soup served with a massive 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. As it 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:
Christmas Leftovers Soup
- 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
- 250ml water
- Salt and Pepper
Everything is already cooked. Just take it and pop it in the soup maker.
To make ours 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. Our dinner service is a good few years old and is missing half the plates (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 picked the lovely RJR John Rocha 12 piece set. It arrived quickly. And take 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, how did it taste? Do you know, I was sceptical when Andy said that he wanted to try a leftovers soup as the actual thought of blending our dinner up made me feel a little nauseous, but to tell you the truth – it was terrific. It was thick, creamy and delicious. Halfway through it, you kind of lost the flavour but if you then ate a bit of bread and went back to it, the taste hit you again.
Have you any ideas on what to do with the leftovers? Let me know in the comments below.