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The thing about Christmas day, as no one’s stomach needs reminding, is that there is always so much food. It is, however, a truth universally acknowledged that the whole point of cooking a great big bird – not to mention enough vegetables to feed twice as many people as are actually eating them – is to be able to enjoy the leftovers the day after. For all the ceremony, and the focus on the food served at the right time in the right place at the right temperature on Christmas Day, does anything, truly, beat the likes of a soft-bun sandwich filled with all the good bits? Gravy sauce for dipping into (and a sofa for sinking into) optional.

Boxing Day BLT (pictured above)

Bun + leftovers + turkey = the ultimate Boxing Day BLT. The idea is to make this without having to nip out to the shops, so use whatever bread, cheese, cooked vegetables and meat you have to hand. And everyone has a pack of sausages in the freezer, right, for at-the-ready pork sausagemeat? If you have any leftover gravy, use that, rather than starting from scratch.

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