Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plan Ahead for After Christmas Dinner

  • Plan leftovers ahead of time and have containers ready for the freezer.
  • Save all that delicious ham gravy or pan drippings to flavor bean or other dishes later on. (Freeze enough in different batches for a meal.)
  • Save the turkey gravy to use in rice or vegetable dishes.
  • Leftover black olives can be frozen. It never dawned on me to do this, until I realized frozen pizzas sometimes have black olives on them.
  • Put away the wrapped candy canes and hard candy as soon as everyone gets tired of them. They will keep indefinitely (Until next year, anyway!)
  • Ditto the nuts, shelled or not. They have a long life in the freezer.