Assemble your own tacos. Photo: Getty
If you have guests coming over the day after a big dinner, there’s no need to fuss over cooking up a new menu if you’ve got leftovers! This would be the perfect time to set up a Build-Your-Own Taco Bar!
Aside from heading out to get some tortilla wraps and taco shells (depending on your preference), the only thing left to do is chopping and shredding the rest of the toppings!
This is my favorite way to use up roast chicken or pork! Tear the proteins up, and accompany that with some thinly shredded cabbage, mashed avocados, and sour cream. Any remaining gravies or sauces would go perfectly well too.
Lay it all out and sit back and relax while your guests serve themselves!
Cooking with leftovers is something I really enjoy because it challenges my creativity, and more often than not, it turns out even more delicious than the original recipe because all the flavors had time to sit and develop over time.
Let me know what some of your favorite leftover creations are! Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
Charlotte Mei is a nutritionist and self-taught cook based in Singapore. She frequently cooks up nutritious, delicious dishes - and the occasional indulgent treat too. Follow her on all her socials at @thecharlottemei.
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