All the presents have been unwrapped and all the friends and relatives have gone back to their respective homes, and here you are left with a kitchen full of leftovers. You don’t have to throw them out after a few days. Instead make use of these food to put together a batch of good wholesome food.
You can make this with left over potato mash. Potato cakes can be topped with veggies, chicken or veal. To make these cakes, combine the mashed potato with finely minced onions, pepper and salt to your taste. Mix well and divide the mixture into small portions. Make balls and then flatten it. Heat a skillet over medium to high heat. Spray some cooking oil and gently fry these patties until they are brown on both the sides.
Ham Swiss Bread pudding
Not sure what to do with left over Ham. Here is a simple recipe where you can make a wholesome casserole meal. Sauté a cup of finely chopped green onions, 2 cloves of garlic, and ham. Meanwhile, roast some croutons in the oven. In a mixing bowl add 1.5 cups of fat free milk, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and mix well. To this add a couple of eggs and mix well. Add the bread crumbs and sautéed ham mixture and mix well. In an oven proof casserole, transfer half of this mixture. Sprinkle cheese over it. Top it with remaining bread mixture. Bake at 350-degree F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Mocha Chocolate à la Paris
If you have received a lot of chocolates this Christmas try out this recipe. In a double boiler, mix chocolate, cocoa, sugar and quart milk. Using a whisk to mix the mixture untill its smooth and hot. Now stir in your favorite brand of instant coffee and heat through. Pour it into serving mugs, top it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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