What is your traditional Christmas meal? Is it turkey, ham, prime rib, or something else? As a kid, we always had turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Christmas. Rick's family, however, had turkey for both. He tells me ham is for Easter. Funny how his mom called on Christmas Day saying how she'd bought a Honeybaked ham for dinner. Hmpfh! Regardless, Rick cooked a big turkey for Christmas dinner and it turned out wonderful.
I remember one Christmas as a kid that was just a disaster. Someone left the ham on the counter while we went to church. When we got home, we discovered our dogs had fought over it and had dragged it throughout the house. Ham grease and carpet don't mix, by the way. Not to mention a couple of dogs with belly aches. It was an absolute mess. I'm reminded of that every time we watch A Christmas Story and the Bumpkin dogs come into Ralphie's house and attack their turkey that is on the counter.
Last night was the first night since Christmas that we didn't eat leftovers. That was a nice change. As much as we like leftovers, it doesn't take long before we're tired of them. I'm not much into turkey sandwiches, so I've been using it in salads. Add some pineapple chunks, chopped pepperoncinis, croutons, a little bit of cheese, and that's good enough for me. Top it off with a no-calorie salad dressing (which I actually like) and I'm all set. With as much chocolate as I've been eating, a salad certainly won't hurt. If you do a big meal over the holidays, what do you do with your leftovers?