Yippee it's Boxing day!
In our house It wouldn't be wouldn't be Boxing day if the left over turkey wasn't used in a turkey and leek pie! It's become a firm favourite and a festive tradition for us, so much so that we have friends claiming any spare portions! (As if there'd be leftovers!)
So if you've spent previous Boxing Days without this in your life, click here and get your chef's hat on, you won't regret it!
Would it be wrong to sit, pie dish in lap, armed with a fork?...
Here's to my husband for being the King of Turkey & Leek pie! (after Jamie himself of course!)
I love it!
A yummy breakfast of Marmite on toast
My husband refers to it as 'flies bodies', my daughter declares it 'disgusting' and the chance of getting kisses after breakfast is slim! But I love Marmite on toast!
Not that I'd need to fight over my jar of moreish marmite but I've just seen that they've introduced personalised jars of this scrummy stuff?! My name, my marmite! 😀
This looks good already right?!
I spread some pesto onto the pastry, leaving a small edge, then topped with what I had going.
I kept an eye out for this because you want it cooked through but not with burned edges, mine took around 10-15 minutes. The great thing about this is you can top the pastry with anything you fancy or have in the fridge already and hey presto, a yummy lunch!
Now tell me you don't want to sink your teeth into this scrumptious slice of leftovers! .
I love satsumas, christmassy, healthy and easy to peel. As for oranges, no thanks! I haven't the patience to peel an orange! By the time I've peeled that orange I could have eaten two satsumas!
Saying that, I may have a bit of ocd... you see, the peeling is easy, yey! but then I can't eat those gorgeous segments until I've painstakingly peeled the pith. Yep I sit forever, removing that stringy stuff, I mean who wants to eat that?!
I also have issues with pears, I enjoy pears but after biting into one only to reveal a maggot cosied up in it's homely nibbled dome, (A full one thank god!) I decided to always slice them before eating!
I know I'm not the only one to have food issues, I was quite pleased recently to discover a friend also pith peels! (High Five!) and I know people who like to eat certain chocolate bars by nibbling the chocoate from the edges first, of course!
Share your food habits with us in the comments below 🙂
Buttered leeks are a dream as a bed for fish or a chicken fillet and one bulky leek will serve two people, unless you want more! 😉
Salt & Pepper
Melt a good knob of butter in a pan on a medium heat.
Add chopped leeks and some thyme (I use dried if I don't have fresh and it works)
Stir gently, reduce heat and cover for fifteen minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the leeks aren't sticking.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Top with a roast chicken breast or a baked cod loin and yum!
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