Some Christmas Leftovers

I am taking a wee bit of a break from cooking at the moment. I have been in the kitchen non-stop, pretty much all day, since Thanksgiving. So I am taking it easy for a few days.

For Christmas Day, after we had breakfast with Janet and Bob Merry Christmas – 2022, it was just the two of us, so it was just a simple dinner made from our Christmas Eve leftovers. I had made my Argentine salad The Empanada Party – Part 3 – Una Gran Ensalada Latina and we had just enough leftover to recreate it into a pasta dish. I used some of the chicken Larry had smoked and served it all over pasta to make a festive Christmas pasta dish.

The salad was roasted peppers with artichoke hearts and hearts of palm with an herbed vinaigrette. So all I needed to do was to add some cream and protein and a starch, and it was transformed into something completely different. It went from this

to this is just a matter of minutes.

Larry is always amazed at how I can recreate so many different leftovers out of my firstovers. He said he never would have thought of turning it into a pasta dish, but he was very pleased with the results. I am a Jeanne in the kitchen after all. Never underestimate what I can do with my magic wooden spoon. And, I am the Queen of Leftovers too. 🙂

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. Now it is time to start focusing on the new year that is about to come. Happy 2023 Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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