Noche Buena leftover: Bread Turn it into: Ham & Vegetable Strata
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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
Ingredients: 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
Noche Buena leftover: Roasted Chicken Turn it into: Chicken a la 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
Ingredients: 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
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!
Ingredients: 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