Christmas Dinner Soup
Pack away the turkey and collect up all the vegetables.
Spend Boxing Day with the rest of the family and have the 27th as a day of rest ... your evening meal is covered.
Really, it's that easy - all the great flavours from all those vegetables: boiled carrots, boiled Brussels sprouts, steamed cauliflower, steamed green beans, stringless beans & peas (thanks, Mark), baked potatoes (thanks, Paul), fried off parsnips, boiled red cabbage reduced in port and simmered with beetroot, red onion & grapes, bacon, chestnuts and just a touch of cranberry sauce for sweetness.
Serve out into a wide bowl and pour over a swirl of double cream if you're happy with dairy.
Likewise, drop in some good chunks of blue cheese - stilton (too "Christmassy"?), go for Dolcelate, Saint Agur, something much creamier ...