Does Boxing Day come to mind?
Instead of the usual boring sandwich, how a about Pesto Baguette?
Wrap leftovers in chapati or tortilla with iceberg lettuce, add a spoonful of Greek yogourt, and you have a delicious packed lunch.
Add the leftover sprouts and a few more vegetables, and you have a hearty soup.
Pot Pie, Curry, Risotto… are obvious but also try –
Three Rice Salad (see recipe)
Ceasar salad (see recipe)
Normandy Chicken (see recipe)
Hot and crusty Pesto baguette
Chicken/turkey, apples and walnuts (see recipe)
Chicken Gratin (see recipe)
Turkey/Chicken/Duck and Grapefruit Salad (see recipe)
As a child, on my birthday I would ask my Mother to cook me Tomatoes farcies, to this day it remains one of my treats
Smoked mackerel, red onions, olives, vine tomatoes and assorted herbs
Ham, saucisson, spring onions, vine tomatoes, cornichons, parsley and chives
Salade Niçoise left over night in the refrigerator – halve a baguette lengthwise, rub with garlic, dribble with olive oil, spoon over the Salade Niçoise and press down. Wait for all the juices to soak into the bread. You now have “Pan Bagna” the street food of Nice.
Tinned tuna, red onions, olives, vine tomatoes and basil
Orange bread and butter pudding