There are many reasons to cut back on dumping leftovers from Christmas dinners and using them for future meals. Not only is it wasteful to dump perfectly good food that you can freeze and reheat, but you also have an instant trove of food ingredients that you can cook in different ways.

Here are a few quick and easy ways you can use them up or save them for later meals:

1. Mix the leftovers into rice.
Fried rice is the standard go-to for chopped leftover meats and vegetables from last night’s Christmas dinner, but you can also mix up the recipe by adding cheese sauce and baking the mixture in the oven.

There are many recipe guides online that you can refer to for different ways on how to spice up fried rice post-Christmas dinner, which you can even have fun experimenting with.

2. Wrap and store them in the freezer.
While this may be the first thing to come to your mind with leftover food, a lot of people underestimate the power of a tightly sealed container and a refrigerator. When kept well, leftovers can actually last you for the rest of the year and can save you a lot of time and effort in cooking because you can simply reheat them.

A simple test to determine if your leftovers are still edible goes: sight, smell, touch, and taste. If it looks (i.e. presence of mold) and smells bad, throw the leftovers out immediately.

3. Embrace the stock pot.
Ham bones, roast turkey, beef, or even chicken can be made into stock that you can use for future dishes, especially when left for a few hours to simmer. While the meat does end up flavorless, all the juices are absorbed into a delicious, flavorful broth.

You can also use the stock pot and leftovers to make the stew of your liking, as well as reheat large chunks of previous dishes with added spices to taste. Once that’s done, you have a free meal that takes very little effort to cook, and it can even last you for one to two days.

The trick to using the stock pot effectively is to keep the ingredients simple and to allow the water and heat to work its magic to produce the symphony of flavors you usually wouldn’t associate with leftover foods.

However, a stock pot can also be made for many things, including cooking beans, lentils, and even blanching vegetables before adding in with other leftovers. Its versatility in the kitchen makes it indispensable for anyone looking to do other things than feed a crowd of people.

(Disclaimer: This list is compiled in no particular order.)

If you are a pastry lover, you surely cherished a lot of pastries here in Singapore. Pastries refer to various baked food products out of milk, sugar, flour, butter, baking powder, eggs and shortening. If in this case you want to make egg tarts, you will surely learn how to prepare it no time. Egg tarts are famous in Hong Kong but its delight transcends to its borders.

Egg tarts are also famous in Singapore and other Asian countries. Egg tarts are very tasty and the best part is you can put your leftovers in the refrigerator. If you are serious about learning how to prepare it, you can start by securing the ingredients. This recipe makes at least twelve tarts. Ingredients include 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup of evaporated milk, 1 dash of vanilla extract, 9 beaten eggs, 1 butter cup, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup of white sugar and 1 ½ cups of water. Do not forget about your utensils.

After preparing the ingredients, the next part is the fun part – baking. This is better if it is done with the family. If your family loves egg tart, they will enjoy preparing it. So, here’s how to bake it:

  • Mix ingredients together: Look for a bowl then mix the sugar together with the flour. You should then mix butter using a fork. Blend the egg and vanilla until it forms a dough. Remember that the texture of the dough should be somewhat moist. If it is too dry, add more butter but if it too greasy, add more flour. Put the dough in your tart moulder.
  • Preheat the oven: You should then preheat the oven to 230°C.
  • Preparing filling: In another saucepan, mix white sugar and water then boil it. Put it aside while you strain the eggs unto the saucepan. Whisk it afterwards. Add vanilla and evaporated milk and fill the moulder with the filling.
  • Bake: You can now bake your egg tarts for fifteen to twenty minutes in the oven. Just put the tray inside the oven and wait for the timer.
  • Serve: If you see that your tart is golden brown and the filling is puffed up, you can get it from the oven and serve it while it is hot. There are people who prefer to serve it hot while there are others that prefer it chilled. As mentioned earlier, you can put your leftovers in the refrigerator and consume it not more than three days.

Preparing an egg tart is easy, right?

Aside from the fact that Singapore has been known for its natural and beautiful sceneries, the place is also famous for their attractive restaurants along with their lovely and praiseworthy staffs. On the other hand, apart from state-of-the-art restaurants in the city, there are also a lot of food places that is everywhere around the country.

Many restaurants are known to serve the different cuisines of Singapore and almost all of them are located at the heart of the city. One perfect place for people who wants serenity and peace is the Au Jardin. Located at the botanical gardens of Singapore, Au Jardin boasts to serve fine French cuisine. Not only that, the place was restored magnificently since it was a colonial bungalow during the 1920s period.

The ground level of the house or the restaurant is the area who wants privacy while the room at the top is the primary dining area of the place. Also, an Alfresco dining is accessible to all customers and is located on the ground floor.

Au Jardin – a restaurant with happiness is – means to be similar to resemble ‘Relais et Chateaux’ eating places that are usually found in Europe.  This appealing restaurant becomes famous after they have received several awards from newspapers and magazines like Wine Spectator, Conde Nast Traveller and Wine & Dine. Duribg the year 2004 and 2005, the restaurant is to be the place the received the award of excellence for the World Gourmet Summit’s Awards. Luckily the restaurant has been tagged as the ‘Restaurant of the Year’.


Since the technology becomes better and better, many establishments are built in Singapore. In fact, Singapore is one of the top countries in the world when it comes to modernization. And because of that, the country has been hailed as one of the elite countries that are very expensive to live at. However, your stay here will be worth it as there are many places to visit here. It may be natural or man-made.

In Singapore, you can see a lot of both natural and man-made structures. The natural scenieries in the country includes the beautiful Sentosa beach, the thousand specie bird park (Jurong Bird Park), the Singapore Zoo which houses different animals in the wild and many more attractive and tantalizing naturally-made places.

On the other hand, when the time came that the world experienced modernity, Singapore is one that stands out. As a matter of fact, there are many tall buildings built. Also, the roads are well-organized as well as the people. In connection to the modernity of the country, restaurant and food stalls evolved, that is why StraitsKitchen has been established.

Different recipes are being offered. This includes the recipes of Malay, Halal Chinese and Indian cuisines. Their recipes includes Hainanese Chicken Rice, Rojak and Laksa. Also, there are some Middle Eastern foods like Kabab Halla, Babaganoush, Kyatef and Tabouleh.

The StraitsKitchen is the most visited restaurant during Ramadan celebration because it serves Halal foods. Also, it’s a place for comfort and satisfaction. What now? Will you just sit there and wait for the restaurant to come to you?

Since Singaporeans was mixed with a little Chinese culture, they are also celebrating Chinese New Year. It is called the Spring Festival in Singapore wherein you will hear them say “Gong Xi Fa Cai”. For sure, Chinese New Year will never be celebrated without food.

Here are the top restaurants to eat during Chinese New Year:

  1. Min Jiang: You will never forget this place as they serve here, the classic style of Claypot Reunion Rice topped with pork bell. For only $108, you can enjoy this dish. Also, they serve duck leg, Chinese sausages and tobiko (this is the flying fish). Apart from this, they also offer their delicious hamachi yu sheng for only $118.
  2. Hai Tien Lo: Here at Hai Tien Lo, they mostly serve sea foods which include salmon, tuna lobster, clams and more.
  3. JING: Boasting their eight menus, you’ll get enough when you eat their Hokkaido scallops, Kurobuta Ribs topped with champagne paste. Also, they serve here Sautéed prawns that you’ll definitely enjoy.
  4. Cherry Garden: Their colorful menu is one you would remember, they offer here dishes like sea cucumber, fish maw, surf clams and salmons.  Also, they serve here fresh vegetables and fruits for health-conscious people.
  5. Man Fu Yuan: Yu- Sheng – one of Man Fu Yuan’s mouth-watering and jaw-dropping specialties. This dish is a combination of Hamachi; salmon, crispy fish skin and ikan parang (wolf herring).
  6. Peach Blossoms: This newly-renovated restaurant builds differences in Singapore cuisine since the newly chosen chef Chan Shun Wong (a Hong Kong native) started to boast his deleicious foods such as the Abalone Treasures Pot and the charcoal-grilled Wagyu yu sheng.