If you’ve never been to a holiday leftover party you don’t know what you’re missing!  I always feel so guilty when I throw out all the leftover holiday food because I just can’t eat the same thing again.  So to keep my guilt at bay I started to throw a leftover party the day after Christmas starting about 4 years ago.  All I need to do is make sure I have enough paper plates and napkins and get the ovens are warming up about half an hour before folks show up.  It is amazing how tasty and wonderful everyone elses’ food seems!  This is the one holiday party every year that I spend strictly with people I want to see.  This is not just for those who celebrate Christmas.  In fact the favorite dish every year is brought by my friends who celebrate Hanukkah:  seared black pepper and sesame crusted ahi tuna with wasabi dipping sauce.  Mazel!

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