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Christmas Remix: What to Make From Holiday Leftovers

‘Tis the season of joy, generosity, and, of course, indulgent feasting. As the echoes of holiday celebrations linger in our homes, so do the remnants of grand Christmas feasts. But the aftermath of festive gatherings also offers a golden opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure to not only delight the taste buds but also champion sustainability. Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal chef in the kitchen with you to help turn those lonely leftovers into delectable delights?

With over three decades of serving their customers in the Woodbury, NY, area, Prime Time Butcher is a haven of expertise in the meat and food preparation industry. And they’re bringing their neighborhood shop right to your home.

Together, let’s explore imaginative ways to breathe new life into your Christmas leftovers. Come be a part of this community where expert cooking instructions and creative dish blends ensure no remnant goes to waste.


Leftover Transformation Station

To get started, you’ll want to set aside some designated space in your kitchen for the leftover spread. Put these inventive dishes in the spotlight and make them easy to find when guests or family members amble in to grab a bite to eat.

And don’t leave any family and friends out in the cold like the extra turkey chilling in the garage fridge. Invite them to share in the joy and fun of deciding what to make for holiday leftovers. You’ll be creating new recipes sure to become annual traditions in your home. Try some of the following ideas or mix and match to create some blends that are all your own.

Morning Delights: Breakfast Bonanza

Awaken your senses and start your day with delicious bites as you infuse your taste buds with joy.

Leftover Ham and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

Savor the morning with premium ham slices embraced by melted cheese, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. A hearty and portable breakfast experience, perfect for a flavorful start to your day.

Cranberry Sauce Pancakes With Whipped Cream

The leftover cranberry compote provides a blend of sweet and tart, each bite bursting with the fruity richness of plump cranberries, all crowned with a cloud-like dollop of velvety whipped cream that balances flavors with every forkful. It’s a harmonious dance of textures and tastes.

Stuffing and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Enjoy the essence of holiday stuffing mingled with fluffy eggs and savory sausage, creating a comforting, oven-baked masterpiece. Each forkful unveils a medley of flavors in breakfast goodness.

Lunchtime Extravaganza: Wrapping up the Flavors

Embark on a midday adventure and craft a delectable feast that turns lunch into an extraordinary celebration.

Turkey and Cranberry Wrap With Cream Cheese

Delectable fusion of succulent turkey slices, tangy cranberry compote, and creamy cream cheese, all embraced in a soft tortilla for a delightful balance of flavors. It’s a wrap that captures the essence of the holiday season in a single, satisfying package.

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

Each tender mushroom cap becomes a vessel for a rich, herb-infused stuffing, creating a bite-sized explosion of festive goodness that transforms traditional flavors into an irresistible bite-sized delight.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Hash

A medley of caramelized sweet potatoes and succulent turkey, seasoned to perfection, offering a hearty and flavorful midday meal.

Afternoon Snack Attack: Munchies Makeover

Dive into a flavorful afternoon interlude, where we re-imagine traditional snacks, giving them a makeover that elevates your munching experience.

Leftover Cheese and Charcuterie Board

A curated spread of delectable cheeses, savory charcuterie, and festive accompaniments, offering a sophisticated blend of flavors, textures, and colors. Allow the spirited moments to linger in every bite.

Christmas Tree-Shaped Quesadillas With Leftover Toppings

A playful snack where warm tree-shaped tortillas embrace a flavorful mix of toppings, creating a visual treat that brings a touch of merriment to every bite.

Gingerbread Trifle With Layers of Leftover Desserts

Featuring the rich warmth of spiced gingerbread, this luscious creation artfully stacks and weaves your desserts, turning remnants into a sweet celebration. Each spoonful transforms the ordinary into a decadent treat.

Dinner Reinvented: Fusion Feast

Bring together diverse influences and explore an innovative blend of flavors, taking your evening meal on a delicious adventure.

Turkey and Stuffing Sushi Rolls

Succulent turkey and flavorful stuffing are expertly rolled into a portable treat, offering a delicious twist on traditional holiday fare.

Shepherd’s Pie With a Christmas Twist

Leftover turkey, festive stuffing, and a medley of seasonal vegetables come together beneath a crown of fluffy mashed potatoes in comforting warmth when you make this Shepherd’s pie recipe with leftovers. 

Leftover Pot Pie With a Flaky Pastry Crust

Tender remnants are nestled beneath a golden, buttery crust and topped with succulent homemade gravy that elevates every forkful of this pot pie

Sweet Endings: Dessert Transformation

Conclude your culinary escapade on a sweet note, engaging in a memorable and indulgent evening bliss.

Eggnog-Flavored Ice Cream With Crushed Gingerbread Cookies

Velvety delight that swirls the rich essence of eggnog with decadent bits of crushed gingerbread cookies. Each spoonful turns your dessert into a winter wonderland.

Peppermint Bark Milkshakes

Creamy vanilla ice cream is blended with swirls of decadent peppermint bark, creating a refreshing and festive celebration in every sip.

Fruitcake Truffles Rolled in Crushed Nuts

Decadent fruitcake delicately rolled in a crunchy coating. Each bite-sized indulgence encapsulates the rich, spiced notes of fruitcake within a nutty embrace.

Tying the Bow on Christmas Leftovers

As the curtain falls on our leftover symphony, let’s raise a toast to the grand performance we’ve orchestrated together. With the culinary expertise of Prime Time Butcher, we’ve not only transformed Christmas leftovers into edible magic but also woven a tapestry of sustainability and community.

As you bid farewell to the remnants of yuletide revelry, remember that the kitchen is your stage, and every leftover is a chance for a standing ovation. How long leftovers are good for depends on you. Here’s to turning the ordinary into extraordinary and savoring the joy of a festive season that extends far beyond the dinner table. Visit Prime Time Butcher to start planning a memorable New Year’s meal. Until our next rendezvous, happy cooking!


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