Mums share ideas for using up spare Christmas food after being left with tonnes extra following tier 4 announcement

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ON Saturday evening, Boris Johnson announced 20 million Brits would be put under Tier 4 lockdown, with Christmas bubbles axed.

Unfortunately thousands of households were left with enough turkey, vegetables and pudding to feed multiple families, no longer able to host their intended guests on Christmas day.


The planned Christmas household bubbles have been scrapped – which means many have too much food in the fridge[/caption]

As a result, many mums have been getting creative with ideas on how to use up spare food following the tighter rules.

Surplus stuffing

Stuffing is possibly one of the hardest things to get rid of when you’ve got loads left over, but there are ways to get creative with this traditional Christmas dinner item.

Posting on the Facebook group xxx, one mum wrote: “Like many I had tried to be super efficient and got my turkey and other bits early and frozen them all.


One mum decided to turn her spare stuffing into burgers to reduce waste[/caption]

“I’m wondering what time going to do with it all. Most is frozen but the stuffing couldn’t fit (just as well).

“So I decided to make sausage/stuffing burgers! Hopefully they’ll turn out ok and kids will eat them!”

Plenty of other mums revealed they have their own ideas on how to use up left over stuffing, with suggestions including pasta sauce, as sausage roll filling or in a trusty Christmas sandwich.


Others have chimed in with ideas on how to use up the stuffing[/caption]

Too much turkey

Leftover turkey on Boxing Day is something of a British Christmas tradition, but this year families will have even more of the bird to eat up thatn exepcted.

One mum admitted she usually buys enough turkey to have lots to spare so she can make more creative meals.

One mum suggested whipping up a delicious turkey curry with leftover meat

She said: “I ordered hoping for leftovers. Turkey sandwichs mmmmm. Plus my mum used to make turkey risotto growing up. I want to make that.”

Another chimed in: “If the turkey is cooked, you can refreeze. It makes awesome curry too.”

Vegging out

The possibilities with vegetables are endless.

Some people are planning to make the most of their surplus veggies by turning them into stews, soups and caseroles, which can easily be frozen and bunged in the freezer for next year.

Alternatively, veg can be prepared and frozen as it is.

“Peel, chop and freeze them on day of purchase,” one shopper recommended.

One mum said she was planning to, “make a nice stew before I make a pig of myself over Christmas.”



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