Keeping the time by the Christmas leftovers

turkey pie

It's been a delightful day, as for a change of pace we didn't travel or host over the Christmas holiday. This means I was able to spend the day in the kitchen, cooking, baking, and tidying from the rush of holiday baking. In addition, I took some time to scroll through my social media feeds, enjoying the many posts of people excited about their recent cookbook acquisitions.

Even though we did not make a huge meal, I still managed to overeat during the past few days. It seems that no matter what you celebrate during this year-end season, eating too much food will be a part of it. This reminded me of a post from The Guardian a couple of years ago, where they proved that over the Christmas holiday, you don't need a calendar (or even a clock) to know what time it is. You can tell the time by the leftovers you are eating.

Assuming a traditional Christmas meal, the guide begins with the main Christmas Day feast: "Despite the fact that you stuffed yourself to the point of intestinal tearing just hours earlier, you are back in the kitchen. You are not hungry, no, but feel like you should have something, lest you wake up in the night with a gnawing hunger." Continuing right on through to New Year's, the guide tackles the waning enthusiasm for turkey and the reluctant eating of food gifts that you don't really care for.

I and the rest of the team at Eat Your Books hopes that you enjoy your holiday meal (including the leftovers), and that you find yourself surrounded by friends, family, and new cookbooks to begin the New Year. 

Photo of Last of the leftovers turkey pie with stuffing cobblers from Fuss Free Flavours 

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