Christmas leftovers with a distinctly French twist

???????????????????????????????Not the prettiest looking plate ( I am no food stylist) but the second best dinner this festive season.

The answer to the question “what do we make with all these left-overs? I can barely shut the fridge door?!”  is to throw some chicken into the slow cooker, along with the Chantenay carrots and French beans that the hungry hordes couldn’t quite manage on the day.

To this add my pork, pear, apple,thyme & rice stuffing (Trev is coeliac)

Cover with probably the best turkey gravy I have ever created & leave to bubble away for five hours .???????????????????????????????

A splash of white wine, French sea salt and black pepper, a heap of sweet potato mash et voila!

Comfort food …mmmmmmmmmmm……………..Just add a baguette

Now where’s that bottle of wine we stashed so the party punters wouldn’t find it?


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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7 Responses to Christmas leftovers with a distinctly French twist

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious Gill! A bit too hot here at this time of the year to do something similar though I did cook turkey and ham but we had the leftovers with salads! This is something to bear in mind for the winter months here – we have just installed a wood burner (it does get cold especially June and July!) and are very much looking forward to using it next winter – a lovely slow cooked warming dish with a glass of red wine sounds just the ticket! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and very best wishes for 2015! 🙂


    • Thanks Rosemary, I had a lovely Christmas with my family, despite some gloomy news in last few months.
      There will be some big changes this year, I can feel it.
      I can also see that the confessional ” this is how it is” side of my blog may be therapeutic in the coming months! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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      • So sorry to hear that you’ve had a tough few months Gill though pleased to hear you had a good Christmas (despite the spilled drinks!). The recipe you put up for leftovers sounded delicious! I very much hope that your blog will be therapeutic for you in the coming months and I for one will certainly enjoy reading your posts and about your life in France! Very best wishes for 2015! 🙂


      • Bless you, you are so kind!
        Hope 2015 is all that you wish for
        Watch this space………………….

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  2. bizzyella says:

    Any party punter that wants to be invited back ought to bring their own bottle of wine — unless they bring a dish. You should always be at least one bottle up after doing a holiday meal. Those look like good leftovers, though.


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