Kitchen Upgrades and Leftovers Sandwiches

As the festive chaos of Christmas winds down, perhaps it’s time to consider a kitchen upgrade.

Whether it’s something as simple as a stunning set of saucepans, a range of cooking utensils, a digital scale, or even an air fryer. The options are endless to enhance your cooking space and you’ll find a world of cooking inspirations at Carrickmines Park. Explore the latest kitchen technology at Currys and Harvey Norman or browse through useful kitchen utensils at Next Home and TK Maxx. For those embarking on a bigger project, IKEA offers the expertise of its team members to turn your dream kitchen into reality.

Before diving into any renovations, why not make the most of the Christmas leftovers by making the ‘Ultimate Christmas Leftovers Sandwich’.

Ingredients (Serves 2):  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 4 slices of baked ham
  • 4 slices leftover turkey
  • 80g stuffing
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 4 thick slices of white bread
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp strong mustard
  • 100g leftover cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Fry the onion for 10-15 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the cranberry sauce and fry for a few minutes more.
  4. Heat the turkey, ham, and stuffing in the microwave.
  5. Butter one side of each bread slice.
  6. Place 2 slices, buttered side down, on a chopping board.
  7. Spread their flip sides with mayonnaise, then layer each slice with half the onion, turkey, ham, stuffing, and cheese.
  8. Spread a thin layer of mustard on the non-buttered sides of the remaining 2 slices and sandwich on top.
  9. Heat the grill to high.
  10. Melt the rest of the butter in a pan on a medium heat and fry both sandwiches for 3-minutes on each side until golden, then place under the grill for 5 minutes until the cheese is melting and stringy.

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