St Stephens day ( Boxing Day).. Use-up..

St Stephens day.. As it’s called in eire.. Or Boxing Day as others may be more au fait with perhaps..

It’s a day of leftovers mainly.. A good bubble and squeak with cold cuts perhaps? ( now find right that is indeed yummy!).. Yet this year our leftovers are minimum.. Just this lovely steak..

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I did though buy some turkey you know.. I fancied a turkey and stuffing sandwich at some point.. Yet my refusal to join in the cooking of a whole bird..( don’t even get me started on those poor bloated limbless numbers!!).. Left me with one choice..

Reduced pricing on the deli counter.. And I scored a doozy!

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Yup you are indeed reading that right.. What a superb price for a lovely provision ..

Cool huh? (Actually bought the lot and bagged it up.. It’s in the freezer now. .. Just over 1.4 kilos!!).. Less than the price of a chicken..

And thanks to the almighty gods if corporate consumerism the shops are all back open again. Which I do think is a little wrong really.. Not just for the Christian bit .. Just more about letting people have a break..

It does mean though that good items are already kicking about reduced.. Not just beds, kitchens and sofas ..

Christmas food too!!

I bought quite a lot of it in the local store.. Reduced from £3.39 to less than 80 pence.. (Pop that into XE.com !!).. All kinds.. And all good.. Good job for freezer space.. !

So after peeling and par boiling some inca bellas .. Adding mrs Middletons oil.. What a great colour! And some of these (orange ticket).. free range Hampshire sired piggies in blankets..

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Into the oven till lovely and roasted!!

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Whilst that was happening the reduced mushrooms got chopped up , French garlic added, some pancetta fat.. And some herb de Provence..

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That wonderful steak added..

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And in a few shakes of the pan it’s ready.. !!

Also some Hampshire free range sage. & onion stuffing.. Squished and fried up. (Orange ticketed of course!..

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All plated up.. The steak for Mrs Fitz the honey roast butter free range turkey for me..

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Umm almost looks like the kinda food one may have ummm say the day before st Stephens/boxing day right?

(Yet at a fraction of the cost and maximum on the taste!)..

Ahem..

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Categories: Cows, Dinners/Suppers, Poultry, previous posts

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5 replies

  1. Loving the potatoes roasted with piggies in blankets idea. That sounds like such a good combination of flavours. Definitely going straight on my ‘to try’ list.

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  2. What a beautiful picture – foodporn at its best. The sticker, that is 😉
    I like the way you managed to get the traditional leftover food without having to eat the actual Christmas dinner! Looking forward to the turkey curry ca. January 5

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