Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Christmas Left Overs


Like the rest of the country we are eating up the contents of the fridge, I relish the left overs more than the original Christmas dinner, as it provides a series of ‘easy teas’ with minimum input from me, and that sounds very tasty; but somehow there never seems enough of the right food to hit the spot for teenagers. Despite tins of chocolates, boxes of biscuits littering the house and the remains of a  large dead bird in the fridge, ‘I’m hungry; what’s to eat’ is still the cry reverberating through the house.

All day breakfast-1

The image above is a ‘left over’ photo from our holiday in Wales. It’s of  the  strapping ‘all day breakfast’ at the world famous ‘Pete’s Eats’ in Llanberis. I had a slightly more modest toasted cheese and tuna sandwich and very tasty it was too.

I read the section entitled ‘Pete’s Bistro’ on the  Pete’s Eats website, as a one time self-employed person, it chilled my spine. Brrrrrr


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “Christmas Left Overs

  1. Hmmmmmmmmmmm – yes – hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm we went for a lovely drive today, over the moors and all that jazz – through Scarborough – ended up on Moors – hubby says “fancy a sandwich at lion Inn?” World was my oyster – what do I order……….Baked potato with Tuna……WHY DO I DO THIS to myself- could have had ANYTHING but went for that! Tasted warmed up etc etc …..why do I do this???????????????? I need to get out more! lol! Anyway leastr I had a baked SPUD! lol! Merry Christmas xxxxx

  2. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and know that this adult likes eating the leftovers for days.

  3. I have always enjoyed a meal composed of leftovers. And why not? It’s the British equivalent of the Indian thali, another of my favourite meals.

    The “All-Day Breakfast” has become a well established tradition and you can usually find a cafe serving it in any big town. The curious thing is that, more often than not, the best “full English breakfast” is usually to be found in cafes run by Turks, Italians, Poles or Greeks.

    (As mysteriously as I lost it, I have recovered my access to WordPress and will be able to follow your blog again.)

  4. Typical teenagers! I’m sitting here eating cereal for breakfast wishing that I could swap it for an all day one. xx

  5. hiya, for me its just missing a bit of black pudding – yummy grilled with a bit of sliced tomato! Sara.

  6. Comfort foods come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they! Now I think I have to go rummage around to see what leftovers I can snack on. Miss Sadie and the Cowboy are looking very alert.

  7. I had xmas dinner at my house — we laughed a lot, shared a bottle of wine and memories, and snarfed down on a deliciously cooked breast of turkey (though I say it myself!). I had the forethought to lay in a collection of reusable containers so I could divide up the leftovers equitably. Oh, and I got the mash potatoes right this year.

  8. mmm Pete’s…

    Haven’t yet found an equivalent up here, sadly.

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