That left over feeling

230,000 tonnes of food is wasted in Britain over the Christmas period according to reports. Here are some links to creative ideas for meals you can make with any leftover food.

I saw this article on Christmas food waste the other day.

It staggered me. Apparently we waste 230,000 tonnes of food in Britain over the Christmas period. I reckon that’s around 4 kilos of food for every man, woman, child and baby in the country. No wonder Rover and Kitty look a bit corpulent on the scraps. More poignantly, that’s more than two tons of waste food for each homeless family in the country.

tips for using your Christmas Dinner leftoversI’m no scrooge – I want to provide a great family Christmas and, this year, my Mum and my sister are doing most of the work and most of the paying. Nevertheless, I spent £75 yesterday just on the stuff I’d committed to for a boxing day lunch for eight.

Now, more than ever, i’m determined to waste not a pennorth’s worth.

I remember Christmas being a time for the creative use of left overs – and I think it should be again. It isn’t just the waste that’s worrying – it’s that we spend as much on food for a week, at Christmas, as we do in any other month (or longer) throughout the rest of the year.

So – I’m going to try to save money be using everything and keeping the recycling to a minimum.

Here are a few of the sites that will help me make the most of my left overs:

Love Food Hate Waste
Christmas Leftover Recipes from Good to Know
Good Food Channel Christmas Leftover Recipes

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