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  • 4 Dishes you can Make out of Noche Buena Leftovers

    Got a lot of leftovers from the other night's feast? Here's what you can do with them.
  • Noche Buena leftover: Lechon
    Turn it into: Lechon Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Lechon Wraps

    What to do with leftover lechon from Christmas Eve? Turn it into a breakfast treat! For an Asian twist, add this delectable version of spiced peanut sauce.

    Serves 6

    For the peanut sauce
    1/3 cup peanut butter
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons coconut milk
    1 tablespoon sugar (or less, if desired)
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    6 tortillas
    lettuce leaves
    sliced tomatoes
    sliced cucumber
    leftover lechon, shredded and heated

    For cooking instructions, go to yummy.ph

    Noche Buena leftover: Bread
    Turn it into: Ham & Vegetable Strata



    A delicious combination of eggs, bread, cheese, meat, and veggies, this portable snack is a complete meal on its own!

    Serves 6 to 8  
    Prep Time 15 minutes  
    Cooking Time 25 to 30 minutes

    1 medium onion, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 medium zucchini, cubed
    1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained, squeezed of excess water
    3/4 cup chopped sweet or spiced ham
    1 medium red bell pepper, diced finely
    1 cup chopped mushrooms
    3 to 3 1/2 slices Pullman loaf, cubed
    1 cup grated cheese, divided
    6 eggs
    1/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    For cooking instructions, go to yummy.ph

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    Noche Buena leftover: Roasted Chicken
    Turn it into: Chicken a la King

    Chicken ala king

    Kids will enjoy the creamy, chunky filling of this a la King recipe. A bonus: The chicken will be extra-tasty and tender because it’s been twice cooked!

    Serves 3 to 4  
    Prep Time 20  minutes  
    Cook Time 20 minutes  
    Bake Time 10 minutes

    1 cup leftover chicken
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1/4 cup potatoes
    1/4 cup carrots
    1/4 cup turnips
    1/4 cup mushroom
    1/4 cup corn kernels
    chicken broth
    1 tablespoon flour
    1/4 cup evaporated milk
    1 tablespoon red wine
    1/4 cup celery
    1/4 cup red and green peppers
    salt to taste
    1 egg yolk
    12 pieces small sliced bread
    1/4 bar quick-melt cheese         

    For cooking instructions, go to yummy.ph



    Noche Buena leftover: Doughnuts
    Turn it into: Doughnut Bread Pudding


    Okay, nobody serves doughnuts for Noche Buena, but sometimes visiting relatives bring boxes of pasalubong like cakes or doughnuts, and you find yourself having lots still days after Christmas. Don't throw them out just yet— turn them into bread pudding!

    3 day-old glazed doughnuts
    1 small can condensed milk
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 of a small can of fruit cocktail
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    pinch of salt

    For cooking instructions, go to yummy.ph

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