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Great Recipes for Holiday Leftovers!

Several of you have emailed and said you plan on making this Perfect Pulled Pork for Christmas- awesome!! :) And what a great idea- it’s so easy for Christmas dinner and is sure to bring everyone together in the kitchen. If you have any leftovers, I have some great recipes you’ll definitely want to try! They’re easy and delicious! I made pulled pork last weekend, and since it’s just the two of us, there are always a TON of leftovers. But that’s ok, because it’s one of those things that’s great left over- It’s extremely versatile! I used my leftovers in these two recipes from Picky Palate and they were both DELICIOUS!! :) I will *definitely* make these both again- I just had to pass them along! I wanted to take pics for you (so this wouldn’t be just a boring, text-only post) but they were so good- it got gone before I could get the camera out! :blush: Fortunately, Jenny takes great pictures. :D

BBQ Chicken Crusted Smoked Cheddar Mac

I replaced the shredded BBQ Chicken in her recipe for an equal amount of pulled pork. I wasn’t able to find the Tillamook brand, but I did easily find smoked cheddar cheese in the deli at my local grocery store. It was my first time using smoked cheddar cheese and- Oh my gosh. It made all the difference in the world. The smoky flavor it added to the pulled pork was *insane*. It was wonderful. Kevin and I were fighting over the leftovers :blush: Oh, I also used shells for the pasta (loved scooping up the cheese sauce in the little shells! :)) but like Jenny says, you can use any favorite pasta shape for this recipe! :)

Steak Quesadillas

These are so, so, so, so, so good! I’ve made this recipe 3 times already!!! In like a week! LOL! I made it the first time using ribeye steak grilled on a cast iron grill pan with white cheddar and monterrey jack cheese. (faint) The second time I made it with the leftover pulled pork and leftover white cheddar and smoked cheddar cheese. (divine!) And the third time I made it with shredded chicken and more leftover smoked cheddar cheese! (yum!) I’m *so* glad to have this recipe in my arsenal!!! The crispy quesadillas are my favorite! :) It’s definitely going in the dinner rotation.

Hope you enjoy the recipes! Christmas is *almost* here!!! :)
Thanks so much for looking! :)