As far as problems go, having too much leftover food is a pretty good one to have. Every year people all around the world find themselves sitting around for days after Christmas trying to figure out creative ways to eat the same foods over and over again. We plan for weeks, we cook for hours - if not days - and easily 90% of us way overdo it. This year, Twitter decided to document the struggle - and it's been hilariously relatable.
How relatable? We're living the dream/nightmare right now here at home. This year we roasted a 15 lb turkey, a pork shoulder the size of a super fat pug, and made over a dozen sides plus appetizers and desserts. We did all of that for maybe six people. WHY!?! It was ridiculous and we ended up begging people to take food with them. We haven't really cooked since because we're still working on leftovers and it's New Years. We don't even really like turkey that much! We're struggling here, you guys.
Yeah - us and pretty much everyone on Twitter.
Is anyone else still just eating leftovers after Christmas? Wines, spirits, cheeses. Refuse to waste anything, so… https://t.co/1NBhMvo67T— Joe Crann (@Joe Crann)1546177914.0
The period between Christmas and New Year is the upside down. There are no social norms, no schedule, no comprehens… https://t.co/pOtD30YCqq— Francis Maxwell (@Francis Maxwell)1546057453.0
There are those among us who seem to be naturally skilled warriors. They're faring a little bit better than the rest of us.
Day 4 of Christmas leftovers. The only thing that’s disappointing about this is that we ran out of stuffing yesterday— Cheyenne (@Cheyenne)1546197976.0
I'm not saying that my greatest achievement in 2018 is using up 80% of my Christmas leftovers in one delicious stew… https://t.co/DSFZYUNH9D— Kate Cuthbert 📚 (@Kate Cuthbert 📚)1546065007.0
when you heat up leftovers on the stove instead of the microwave https://t.co/cwLUYSR8MP— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole Cliffe)1546099279.0
My wife is still finding innovative ways to use the Christmas ham in leftovers. She is my queen 👸— 🥽 Coach Ox (@🥽 Coach Ox)1546265781.0
I've just made a goose biriani so complicated it took longer than the original Christmas dinner. Fight me, leftovers.— Matt Leys (@Matt Leys)1546203197.0
I just finished the last of the Christmas turkey leftovers. #2018achievements— Ink Puddle Pat McCuen (@Ink Puddle Pat McCuen)1546272094.0
Just about reached the end of our Christmas season leftovers and munchies so that means I need to start cooking dinner again.— I Need An Adult (@I Need An Adult)1546274644.0
My brother asked for a hot pocket and my mom gave him this I swear Latina moms will stop at nothing to get rid of C… https://t.co/Vt9EwACloI— Stef (@Stef)1546141424.0
Some people are opting to just ... not. We're kind of feeling like they're onto something.
Faced with yet more Christmas leftovers, I finally broke and ordered a ton of delivery Chinese food. Feeling v good about this.— A$AP Mom (@A$AP Mom)1546033747.0
Y’all bringing in the New Year with Christmas leftovers? Ch.. https://t.co/F6CvtU7xY3— Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (@Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi)1546274593.0
📍You | | | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | 📍Christmas leftovers |… https://t.co/2X5MjhNDIL— Granny's Donuts (@Granny's Donuts)1546044213.0
And some of us ... well ... send help.
Me: Are these leftovers from Christmas still okay? Mum: Yeah, just put them in a sandwich and I’m sure they’ll be… https://t.co/oNeskIXt7a— n i a m h (@n i a m h)1546271132.0
The year is 3018. We're still ploughing through Christmas leftovers. I'm so tired. Send help (and salad) https://t.co/p8QYHe2juC— Christina 🏳️🌈 (@Christina 🏳️🌈)1546186020.0
Still eating Christmas leftovers. I told her it was too much food. I feel vindicated.— Katrina (@Katrina)1546263891.0
It's not all bad, though. At least one person is currently sitting on a leftovers jackpot!
Christmas chocolate leftovers... https://t.co/QnrDZNBnLx— Jess (@Jess)1546274281.0