The fight to finish holiday leftovers

cream of cauliflower

We’ve had all manner of turkey and ham sandwiches in the last couple of weeks, and I’m proud to announce that we’ve finished the tasty stock we made from the huge turkey carcass.

Trying to clear our fridge by eating the stuff that’s in it before they expire is no mean feat, given that Naomi’s mum often comes over bearing well-meaning excess groceries from her marketing.

Tuesday, I found a head of cauliflower, some unfinished double cream (from Naomi’s fantastic New Year’s dessert), a wedge of smoked cheddar, and I went on to RealSimple.com and found a recipe that more or less used these things I had. A little bit of tweaking, and we had ourselves a gorgeous soup.

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Then there was this little section below the recipe that said this:

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And it just so happened we had a ton of pears, a tub of aragula, a bottle of maple syrup, and everything else the recipe for “Arugula and Pear Salad With Maple Vinaigrette” called for.

aragula, pear, goats cheese, maple vinaigrette

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