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Serves 4-6 10 chunky pork sausages 1 tbsp runny honey 1 tbsp sunflower oil 12 rashers best back bacon 12 mushrooms, peeled 8 whole tomatoes 8 free-range eggs PS22 TOTAL for 4?6 MEALS 1. Pre-heat the oven to a low setting. Heat the grill to medium-hot, place the sausages on the grill pan and cook for about 10 mins, turning once, until dark brown. Brush with a little honey a minute before they're cooked. Transfer to oven, cover and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil to medium in a heavy frying pan and cook the bacon for 5 mins, turning once. Transfer to oven. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3-4 mins, then transfer to oven. 3. Cook the tomatoes under the grill for 5 mins, turning once. Transfer to oven.

4. Add a knob of butter to the pan, then fry the eggs until the white edges are crispy. Serve with the other items on warmed plates.

.and don't forget the add-ons Bubble & squeak Get those leftovers bubbling and squeaking for a real treat! Just pile potatoes, cabbage, carrots, broccoli (and almost anything else) into a saucepan and mash to a pulp. Then heat some oil in a frying pan until medium-hot and fry until warmed through and lightly blackened.

Black pudding It's never been trendier and it's a great mate of anything fried. Just toss it around in hot oil until it's slightly crisp. We like Asda black pudding (150g, 59p) and The Bury Black Pudding Company traditional rings (390g, PS1.78, Sainsbury's).

The box-clever buffet Chicken satay Any spare pieces of chicken or turkey will go nicely with a satay sauce.

1. Just pour 300ml (1/2pt) coconut milk into a pan and add a small grated onion, 1 tbsp each soy sauce and demerara sugar, a pinch of chilli powder and 100g (3.5oz) crunchy peanut butter. Bring to the boil, stirring.

2. Add more peanut butter if needed. 3. Cool and serve. Shop choice: Brahim's satay sauce, 180g, PS1.65, Tesco.

Ham & cheese pastry puffs Odd bits of bacon and ham will sit nicely on cheesy puffs.

1. Just unroll a sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry on a baking sheet and cut into 16 rectangles. 2. Crumble cheese into the centre of each, leaving a border all round.

3. Top with the ham, brush borders with beaten egg and bake for 15 mins at 220C/Gas 7.

Cucumber & smoked salmon Here's the ideal marriage, best topped with soured cream and chives or creme fraiche.

Stuffing balls If you've got any stuffing left over, roll it into balls and eat with a cocktail stick. Ideal with a sweet chilli dip or brown sauce. Shop choice: Blue Dragon sweet chilli sauce, 380g, PS1.64, Asda.

Crostini & brie Fresh crusty bread is delightful topped with a creamy cheese like brie. But why not use up some bread that's past its best? Simply cut out the middle of slices with a fun-shaped pastry cutter and toast it.

Salmon & cream cheese filo rolls 1. Raid the cupboard for a 400g (14oz) can of salmon and in a bowl mix it together with a 350g (12oz) tub of cream cheese. Season.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/Gas 6 and lightly grease a baking tray.

3. Lay out two sheets of filo pastry. 4. Divide the salmon mixture between each sheet, spreading it over evenly.

5. Roll up like a long Swiss roll, scatter over some sesame seeds and bake for 40 mins. Slice and serve.

Shop choice: Philadelphia soft cheese, 300g, PS2.40, Waitrose.

Assorted canapes Is there anyone who doesn't always have leftover celery? Just chop it in chunks, fill the hollows with the likes of cream cheese, Parma ham and smoked fish and you've got budget canapes.

Cheeseboard Use the best of British when compiling a cheeseboard - after all, there are 700 to choose from, the best-known of which are Cheddar, Stilton, Wensleydale, Red Leicester, Lancashire, Derby, Cornish Yarg, Double Gloucester, Caerphilly and Cheshire. Serve with bread, biscuits, pickles and lots of fresh fruit. Our choice: Denhay Dorset drum cheddar, 2kg, PS30, supermarkets.

Chocolates Just a few will do, but they're a must. Our choice: The collection of exceptional characters, PS20, Marks & Spencer and the today I thought of you range, from PS3.99, Thorntons.
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Date:Dec 2, 2012
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