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Knorr Stock Pots Leftover Challenge Feedback Thread: Anyone can share their thoughts for a chance to win a Knorr Hamper worth £50. Testers: £150 voucher prize draw for feedback NOW CLOSED

(116 Posts)
MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Dec-13 10:54:04

A couple of weeks ago Knorr challenged 30 Mumsnetters to take part in the Stock Pot Leftover Challenge and test Knorr products with their leftovers. This thread is for the 30 testers to share their feedback on the challenge, and for non-testers to share their experiences with Knorr & leftovers.

Here?s what Knorr have to say, ?As part of our partnership with Love Food Hate Waste, we?re committed to helping people get the most from their food, reducing the amount that goes to waste and saving them money at the same time. Christmas dinner is almost guaranteed to leave us all with lots of leftovers in the fridge, so we?re really excited to see how Mumsnetters use Knorr to give their Christmas leftovers a new lease of life.?

Non-testers: How are you using your Christmas leftovers this year? Are you churning out the good old turkey sandwiches or have you been more inventive? Have you used Stock Pots or Gravy Pots before when preparing meals with your leftovers? Whatever you?re doing with your leftovers, let us know!

Everyone who shares their thoughts will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a Knorr hamper (worth £50).

Testers: We?ve got a set of questions we?d like you to answer about using Knorr stock pots with your Christmas leftovers. Please feel free to add any other comments you may have.

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
4. Do you think you?ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Everyone who adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 M&S voucher.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

MNHQ

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 10:56:46

i make SOUP with those little balls of gelatine

AlaskaNebraska Mon 23-Dec-13 10:57:20

KNorr - are your truly " really excited" to find out what we do with them?

REALLY?
do you even read the thread? hmm

Fillybuster Mon 23-Dec-13 13:06:46

Every year I plan to make get the stock started with the carcass as soon as lunch is finished.....every year I fail.

So if nothing changes this year, I will be using stock cubes/powder as a base for a zingy ginger/coriander/chilli/lime turkey noodle soup for after our Boxing Day family walk.

I'll also cook through some finely chopped green beans, mushrooms and onions in stock, add flour to thicken, then mix in shredded turkey and turn into a series of turkey pies with store-bought puff pastry. These freeze brilliantly when the pastry is still raw, and cook through in about 20 mins for a fantastic warming mid-week dinner.

Leftover veg will get the bubble-and-squeak treatment: mashed into patties and fried, then served with a quick salsa.

Any leftover xmas pud gets mixed up with whipped eggs etc into a sort-of parfait (no stock required).

I love doing stuff with leftovers grin

WowOoo Mon 23-Dec-13 13:19:06

non tester

I don't know what to call what I often make with a roast leftover. It's a bit like Bubble and Squeak.
I also use nice bits of meat for a help yourself table - with bread rolls, salad etc.
With other big bird roasts I'll make stock.
I have never tried a Knorr stock pot. But Dh has bought some so we may try one for soup in the new year. I hope it's as nice as M and S chicken stock concentrate.

addictedtosugar Mon 23-Dec-13 13:35:51

non tester
Ham and turkey parcels - fry onion and mushrooms in BUTTER. Add a little flour to thicken, and then make a sauce with stock. Add chopped up left over turkey and ham. Put one spoonful on a square of puff pastry, and fold into a triangle, 180 for 30 mins.

Or stir fry, egg fried rice, cold meat and jackets.

I've made stock with turkey biones most recent yars as have had kids too young for the salt in shop stock. Won't ben doing it this year. Handy hint if you make your own stock. When drwining the bomes, its the liquid you want - don't pour it down the sink, and leave yourself with a sieve full of bones.

SaltySeaBird Mon 23-Dec-13 19:48:09

Non tester : I don't cook Christmas dinner myself, I go to my Mums but I do get a parcel of leftover turkey and normally use it in a curry. Then if that doesn't use it all I do a turkey and leek risotto with the rest.

When doing my own roast I always make stock and freeze it in a silicon muffin tray so I have my own "stock pots". I have used the Knorr ones on occasion though. I normally use stock in soups, risotto and stews.

lolapops1 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:07:39

I am going to make a chicken and leek mash topped pie with the left over chicken

sharond101 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:13:13

I am making a batch of toddler meals with my leftovers. They will be frozen for using up whenever I am making something for DH and I which isn't toddler friendly. I bought lots of vegetables on purpose so I can also make a vegetable strudel which is my current favourite meal.

XmasLogAndHollyOn Tue 24-Dec-13 15:28:06

Tester here - we've already used one of the pots and were impressed. I make cider and onion gravy and mixing one of the veg pots in made it really rich.

I'll feedback more when we're tackling the leftovers smile

telsa Tue 24-Dec-13 15:34:51

Stock for the carcass right away for risotto and soups. Turkey curry. Bubble and squeak. Bread pudding. Anything and everything eaten up. And turkey sandwiches too!

Punkatheart Tue 24-Dec-13 17:30:22

I make kedgeree with any leftover meat - spices, rice, egg. Yum.

amistillsexy Tue 24-Dec-13 17:41:43

I've just made a delicious chicken noodle soup in an attempt to rid myself of the cold I've been harbouring for 4 weeks.
I used the carcass of a roast chicken to make stock (simmered it with carrots, celery and onions, salt and pepper, then separated the carcass from the veg, strained the stock, chopped up the veg and added the remains of the chicken meat (which I'd previously stripped and reserved). I added more water, discovered I'd watered it down too much, and so I used a Knorr chicken stock pot and a Knorr veggie stock pot to add more flavour. Some crunched up tagliatelli and another 20 minute's simmering, and it's ready to roll grin

HootyMcOwlface Tue 24-Dec-13 18:23:19

Non tester. I finally used the beef stock pots that have been in my cupboard all year.. I made a beef casserole with red wine, onion, celery which was lovely (if I do say so myself!). I prefer the stock pots to dry stock cubes and will be looking for inspiration to use the rest of the pack smile

I will prob do the same old stuff with my turkey leftovers as I don't have much spare time for cooking this year. So it'll be cold turkey slices with everything, sandwiches, and I'll freeze the rest!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 24-Dec-13 18:31:55

Non-tester.

We have three different meats at Christmas - turkey, ham and spiced beef, plus 2 stuffings (one vegetarian, one not), sausages, roast potatoes, a vegetarian option and at least 4 vegetables.
We will have reheated leftovers, meat sandwiches, and probably soup. My DH and DBro will snack on leftover meat just as it is very happily for several days.

I've never used a stockpot to use up leftovers, because DH is generally more than happy to reheat the same meal again or make leftover sandwiches.

4yoniD Tue 24-Dec-13 21:38:06

Dear Knorr. Please use less salt. Then I will buy a low-salt Stock Pot, use it, and then tell you how I used it.

HTH!
4yD

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 24-Dec-13 22:02:49

Non-tester.
I'll be making a nice big ham and turkey pie with our leftovers, with bubble and squeak to use up any veg.

Chlorinella Tue 24-Dec-13 22:35:41

Tester here
Already used a chicken gravy pot .
Made sausage and mash ( a normal midweek dinner ) and used the chicken gravy pot to make an onion and mushroom sauce .
I just sautéed the onions and mushrooms in a spot of butter , added the gravy and some hot water .
DH walked in and said Oooh dinner smells nice !
Good result

Littlemisschristmas Wed 25-Dec-13 00:35:15

Non tester- we will be eating our meat cold the next day with pickles, cheeses etc.
any veg will be bubble & squeak or go to the dog!

asuwere Wed 25-Dec-13 18:14:37

non-tester. we have no leftovers - I cooked the right amount of food needed. smile

CheeryCherry Thu 26-Dec-13 09:11:38

Non tester here... we will finish the veg off today with a bubble and squeak brunch. Then we will have turkey curry for tea. Spare cold meats after that will be divided up with our guests as they leave tonight. No use for stock pots here but who knows what our guests will do with their take- away beef, ham and turkey!

siblingrevelry Thu 26-Dec-13 12:46:02

Non tester

Cold cuts of beef & ham with pickles and cheeses this evening.

Turkey carcass in slow cooker with carrot/onion/celery/bay leaf/peppercorns to make stock.

Just made the base of a pie-Sautéed leftover streaky bacon (from yesterday's pigs in blankets-more blankets than pigs so couple of rashers left), added sliced leeks & thyme, then thickened with some flour before adding water. Haven't added leftover turkey or ham yet as waiting for it to cool (it's for the freezer-I'll stir in leftover cooked meat and cover and freeze, then when at supermarket will buy puff pastry).

Will make cheese & broccoli soup with either Stilton or cheddar leftovers

Rice pudding & bread and butter pudding with the leftover cream

I finished the 'leftover' chocolates yesterday!

CrewElla Thu 26-Dec-13 12:53:54

How are you using your Christmas leftovers this year? Are you churning out the good old turkey sandwiches or are have you been more inventive? Have you used Stock Pots or Gravy Pots before when preparing meals with your leftovers? Whatever you’re doing with your leftovers, let us know!

We aren't using any gravy pots for the leftovers but we did use one for the Christmas Dinner; my husband really likes using them.

Leftovers today are: turkey sandwiches for lunch and supper will be nut roast and sprout mash.

Tomorrow morning any leftovers will become bubble and squeak.

Trills Thu 26-Dec-13 13:19:44

We had steak for dinner so no leftovers here... grin

KnitActually Thu 26-Dec-13 17:04:57

We had salmon for our christmas roast. It made delicious salmon sandwiches last night. The rest of the leftovers are with my mum though, so no adventures for us.

gazzalw Thu 26-Dec-13 18:15:13

Non-tester...

We've whittled down the turkey crown to a container-full of 'left-overs' which will be made into a tasty turkey pie ;-).

If there's any more left over I shall be making one of Nigella's pan-Asian turkey salad classics which is cleansing and as different from Christmas lunch as you can get still using turkey!

WaitingForPeterWimsey Thu 26-Dec-13 21:05:27

Turkey soup today smile

WaitingForPeterWimsey Thu 26-Dec-13 21:05:54

Should have said I'm a non tester!

Onefewernow Fri 27-Dec-13 08:47:20

After Christmas dinner I bag up a few chunks of turkey bits and bones and chuck them in the freezer. It's no more work than chucking it in the outside bin, and I can then make stock and soup in January when I have time.

NewYearsHeave Fri 27-Dec-13 09:54:18

Eye used one of the stock pots last night to use up what was left of the turkey. Mixed it with garam masala, cumin and fresh coriander to make a spicy stew.

Tester here, I made roast potato soup this morning.
Dice a large white onion and fry in butter until soft, add garlic to taste.
Make about 3 pints of stock using Knorr vegetable stock pots.
Add flesh of one courgette (or parsnip if you have leftovers) and simmer, dice potatoes (about 2lbs) add to liquid and heat and then blend.
Stir in a couple of tablespoons of cream or sour cream before serving.
I'll be serving mine with crusty bread later.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-Dec-13 10:51:06
Trills Fri 27-Dec-13 10:53:53

I have tried making stock from the remains of a roast chicken and the stock pots are just nicer.

Just saw Nigella (on some random channel) making a lovely quick chicken soup, but she used fresh stock and I thought "no need for that!".

Non tester.

I really like the knot onion gravy pot and often use it with roasts. This Christmas, we had goose and drained a litre of fat off. I'm not quite sure what to with it all. I've kept a jug full for roast potatoes and also for frying eggs and mushrooms in (delicious) but have no idea what to do with the rest or how long it keeps for, seems wasteful to throw it away.

ladygoingGaga Fri 27-Dec-13 16:41:23

Non tester

I always make a turkey pie, with the leftover white and dark meat, frozen veg with a knorr stock pot for added flavour.
Ready made pastry top and in the oven, kids love it.

daisydaisy11 Fri 27-Dec-13 18:51:24

Saw a cooking programme recently where they made a lovely looking snack from leftover sprouts. Just tried it out and it was great -even the non sprout lovers ate it. Basically roughly chopped sprouts mashed with leftover roast potatoes and parsnips. Mix in an egg and shape into a patty. Dust with flour and shallow fry.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

NettleTea Fri 27-Dec-13 19:34:30

non tester -
DS has discovered a love of roast beef sandwiches, with salad and horseradish, so there isnt too much of that left now!
Just made a big fish pie with the left overs of salmon from Christmas eve
made a pork stir fry with pork left overs and have frozen the rest. MIL has taken the huge hock bone and trotter to make pea and ham soup, and bones to the dog. I will be boiling the beef ribs for a spicy beef and lentil soup

rockybalboa Fri 27-Dec-13 20:07:16

Non-tester. So far we have had turkey and roast potato curry, turkey and stuffing sandwiches, turkey and stuffing pizza, and have made a giant batch of turkey stock for the freezer. Not used Knorr pots for the leftovers but do use them all the time especially the rich beef ones. I've used both rich and standard beef ones tonight for a traditional beef stew for a meal with visiting family tomorrow. I use the veg ones most often and find them particularly good to flavour cous cous. I wish there were fish stock ones, there aren't are there?

skyeskyeskye Fri 27-Dec-13 20:40:53

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why? the gravy pots because they are so easy to use and make such tasty gravy.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers? turkey soup with all the Christmas Day leftovers and chicken stock. Chuck everything in a large pan, meat, stuffing, sausages, potatoes, veg, apple sauce, gravy, bread sauce. Make up the chicken stock and chuck it in. and just leave to simmer. Thicken up later if necessary with corn flour or gravy granules.

Also made a stew with beef stock and chicken stock and the turkey carcass and some large chopped veg. Very tasty . Again just chucked in a pan and left to simmer all afternoon.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not? definitely helped as had a good base to chuck everything into and leave to cook. Very quick and easy.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not? definitely will use more often to make soup.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not? yes I would and my mum was very impressed with both meals.

truckingirl Fri 27-Dec-13 21:54:23

Made turkey with spinach & ricotta pasta bake.
With the stock off the boiled gammon I made pea & ham soup & lentil & bacon soup.
The left over Panettone I made a luxury whiskey flavoured bread & butter pudding

whattoWHO Sat 28-Dec-13 10:50:37

Non tester.
I planned really carefully, so had minimal leftovers.
We had cold meat with bubble & squeak one day. We took some leftover turkey to my sisters the next day too supplement her gammon.
Intrigued by stockpots, would be handy to have around for using with leftover Sunday roast to make up a casserole to take to work for lunch.

Ticktock80 Sat 28-Dec-13 13:13:48

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

I liked both the gravy and the stock pots. Both are really handy and tasty.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

We had beef,chicken and pork and Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I used the veg stock to make a soup with left over veg. They had a good deep favour with blitzed up left over roast veg. Made a cracking soup.
I also made a pie with the chicken gravy and left over chicken. Was very impressed.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. I would have binned the left over roast veg usually but the pots inspired me to do more. Chicken would usually get picked at but pie was a much better idea!

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes definitely. They are easy to use and I can throw them at gravy or slow cooker for added flavour.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would, and have. The gravy ones make using left over meat really easy to turn into a second meal.

MollyBerry Sat 28-Dec-13 14:45:29

There are a lot of stirfrys going on, but where the stock pots have been used is we made a sauce with teh leftover meat and to flavour it a bit more we put in half a stock pot.

SunshineOnACrappyDay Sat 28-Dec-13 16:22:14

Non-tester here. I'm making a cottage pie (using a rich beef knorr stock pot) tonight.

I'm going to shred leftover sprouts and add them to mashed potato and parsnip for the topping - a kind of 'bubble and squeak' topping.

Bramblesinforrin Sat 28-Dec-13 16:55:28

We are vegetarian and love the knorr veg stock - especially as it is gluten free for dh.

I have bargain carrots (19p for a giant bag) and bargain apples (29p for six). I have made 5 litres of carrots and apple soup using all of these, with the addition of a couple of gently cooked onions, water to cover and a veg stock potlet, then blended the lot.

AnUnearthlyChild Sat 28-Dec-13 19:51:36

Non tester.

We had minimal leftovers. Bubble and squeaked the veg.then froze it 2nr beef sarnies with the roast.

I did use stock pots for soup and stew, but gave up because they are too bloody salty. All I could taste was salt. Which was unfortunate, as I think there was some decent flavour lurking under there somewhere.
A low salt version would be nice, then I could season to my tastes.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Sat 28-Dec-13 19:51:40

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

I liked both the gravy and the stock pots. Both are really handy and tasty.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

We had Turkey on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I used the veg stock to make a soup with left over veg. They had a good deep flavour with blended roast veg. Made a taty soup.
I also made a sort of stew with the chicken gravy and left over Turkey for DD who hates curry, which was made with a stock pot, various spices and tin of tomatoes and coconut cream.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. I would have binned veggies but knowing that I was a tester for pots made me think about other meals/less waste. Turkey gets stripped and used in curry/pie and we have eaten almost everything.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes definitely. They are easy to use and I can throw them in slow cooker for added flavour.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

yes I would, and have. The gravy ones make using left over meat really easy to turn into a second meal. Mentioned to relatives that I was testing and they asked me to let them know if I liked them or not.

Faithless12 Sat 28-Dec-13 19:53:09

We've had turkey sandwiches, salads etc... I decided to use up the rest of the turkey and make turkey noodle soup. Threw in some carrots, leeks, Brussels sprouts, linguine(it's what we had in the cupboard) and a stock pot with cut up chunks of turkey. Went down a storm here.

TheGonnagle Sat 28-Dec-13 20:00:30

Dear Knorr. Why so much salt? It's meant to taste of meat, not salt.
When you make them less salty I might try again.
HTH x

JollySantersSelectionBox Sun 29-Dec-13 03:35:27

Non-testers: How are you using your Christmas leftovers this year? Are you churning out the good old turkey sandwiches or are have you been more inventive?

LEFTOVERS ARE THE BEST PART!

Soup with stock:
Turkey soup - with dark meat, leftover carrots and sweated onion and celery in stock. Dash of milk and stale baguette fried into croutons with turkey dripping.

Pea and ham soup - same method with leftover peas and Christmas ham.

Turkey curry with peppers, onions and mushrooms in a spiced curry stock.

Turkey and ham pie - make a concentrated stock, add cream and chopped meat, with some sauteed leeks and a shop bought puff pastry lid.

Bubble and squeak - mashed up Christmas veg with freshly mashed potato fried in turkey dripping and served with turkey gravy.

Have you used Stock Pots or Gravy Pots before when preparing meals with your leftovers?

Homemade stock for one of the soups by boiling down the turkey carcass. Chicken stock pots for the remainder.

CaterpillarCara Sun 29-Dec-13 09:19:54

Non-tester:

Using stock (with gelatine) today to make a ham, apricot and leek pie with leftover ham.

We have already had several warmed up Christmas meals and also a frittata with the turkey and veg,

Babycarmen Sun 29-Dec-13 09:33:29

Non-tester.

We usually have turkey curry on boxing day but we had the whole family here this year so there were no leftovers!!!
We had a picnic tea instead :D

meep Sun 29-Dec-13 14:56:52

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
the gravy pots - no more dissolving granules (which never work!) - really lovely gravy. Especially as we had beef on Christmas Day!

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
vegetable soup - with the veg stock pot - delicious
sausage and stuffing casserole - beef stick pot

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes - made me think about something to do with the leftovers - instead of just eating them cold from the fridge! And they are so easy and very very tasty.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
Absolutely - yes

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definitely - in fact my sister helped with Xmas day - is a committed cook - and she made the gravy with them! She is now converted.

Patilla Sun 29-Dec-13 19:09:51

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

Only used chicken gravy and chicken stock pot so far. Will be using beef tomorrow and report back then but so far strongly prefer the stock pot. Tried gravy one but it was just far too salty for my taste and we like gravy a little thicker but that would have meant leaving it more concentrated or starting faffing around with cornflour which defeats the point a little.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

So far used the chicken stock pot in a biriyani - bit of a bunged together affair so leftover chicken, rice, carrots, peas, apricots and sultanas and turmeric/garam masala/cumin and coriander. And of course the all important stock cube.

I wasn't going to use the stock cube but the meal needed something and the stock lot added more than I thought (other than just salt!), in that it seemed to bring all the flavours together I was surprisingly impressed.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

We use leftovers - they are ace- all the flavour and much less work. DH is happy with just reheated meat but I get bored of that and the pots encouraged me to make a new meal rather than the same type of meal twice.

I rarely re use meat into a soup but I'm going to try that tomorrow as if it's a genuinely better stock then it might carry it well.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Not the gravy based on my experiences with the chicken but the stock yes. To be honest we use a low salt beef gravy and whilst I'll try the beef gravy tomorrow it will have to be pretty amazing to justify the extra salt. We also use low salt stock cubes. I generally try to cooK food the DC can have too but these stock cubes preclude that so I might save them for soups which I eat a lot of but can't persuade the DC to like!

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

The stock pots yes. They seem a bit more expensive but not prohibitively so but the gravy was just too salty for my taste sorry.

Please do low salt versions and I'd swap for life!

I'll report back on the beef ones later this week just wanted to get my thoughts down while fresh in my mind. I will refer back to this post and compare them to the chicken, hope that's ok.

ilovepicnmix Sun 29-Dec-13 19:57:25

1. Gravy pots so far. I've used the chicken gravy with a chicken I did on boxing day. It was tasty and dissolved very well.

2. So far I've used the beef and chicken gravy with leftover meats. Today I used the veg stock to make a ratatouille and tomorrow my mum's using the same to do a carrot soup. I plan to use chicken stock for a curry soon.

3. Im good at using leftovers anyway but having the pots and recipe cards has made me think more about how. Im also really into my slow cooker at the moment which helps.

4. I usually have low salt stock due to DS but I would use these pots again if I know im cooking something he won't be eating. The salt is the only thing that puts me off.

5. My dad has previously recommended these to me! I would recommend as I think they're tasty and easy to use. I can't quite explain it but the little pots are quite pleasing on the eye too!

5.

unquietmind Sun 29-Dec-13 20:50:28

Non tester

I make grilled tortilla parcels with all the christmas ingredients in for snacks. Rather than a tortilla roll I do it in a flat parcel and grill them on a panini grill. I make the mash drier so it doesn't slop out.

If there's loads of meat then I'll do a curry for the next day. We used to do sandwiches but they are too wet to keep the parcels last longer (if not eaten)

Hopezibah Sun 29-Dec-13 23:16:25

non-tester: We all love a cold meat salad as leftovers. Also curry is great or an alternative shepherds pie. We often have other little bits and pieces in the house at Christmas like salamis, hams, cheeses, and leftover veg so you can sometimes be inventive with an 'anything goes' pasta bake.

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
Gravy, very very tasty! Made much nicer gravy than I usually make, even DD ate it!

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
Gravy as above. Also made a Turkey pie with left over Turkey and the chicken stock pot, Beef Stew using the Beef stock pot and Ham and Veg soup with the Veg stock pot. All were really lovely and very easy to make.
3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes definitely. We always have loads of leftovers and I'm never really sure what to do with them. Using the stock pots made it so quick and easy to make yummy meals!
4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I will. I'd never heard of them before but I'll definitely be buying more and stocking up. Sunday dinner leftovers will now be used instead of thrown out!
5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, as above, they are so quick and easy to use. I know lots of people who throw away leftovers because they cant be bothered to make soup etc. I'll be telling them how easy it is with Knorr Stock Pots. I'm very impressed!

MadMonkeys Mon 30-Dec-13 10:50:34

Non-tester

I didn't buy or cook too much food, so I just meal planned as normal wink

GeordieCherry Mon 30-Dec-13 16:44:48

Non tester

All veggies, turkey, pigs in blankets, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry & cheese into a casserole with a bit of water & stock I guess if you've not much gravy left.

Heat through

Mix leftover mash & cheddar

Use to top the pie & continue to heat til all done

GinSoakedMisery Mon 30-Dec-13 22:16:51

Tester here.

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

I liked the stock pots the best. Easy to use and easier than making stock from scratch.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

I made a turkey and veg pie with the left over turkey, vegetables and cream with a chicken stock pot. Also made soup with left over gammon and used a vegetable stock pot and added fresh vegetables.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes it did as usually just have sandwiches, the veg goes to waste and I normally end up throwing the meat away after two days.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. I've always wanted to try them but found at the price they might be overrated. I was wrong and found them much nicer than stock cubes.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

More than likely as they are convenient and easy to use.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 31-Dec-13 11:50:25

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
I'm really impressed with the gravy pots. So much tastier than granules, and no more effort. I hate making gravy from scratch. I didn't find any of the products to be overly salty as previous posters have mentioned.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
Turkey soup with leftover meat and veg and a chicken Stock Pot. Also a vegetable soup with leftover roasted vegetables from Christmas day and a veg Stock Pot. It's all gone in the freezer, but I did taste them both as I was making them and they were both tasty and rich, and less 'packet soup' tasting than when I've made soups with stock cubes.
I used the beef Gravy Pots for a roast on the Sunday before Christmas, and we all said it was a good taste and consistency.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I think they did. Particularly the leftover cooked vegetables which are usually put in a box in the fridge then thrown away a few days later blush. I could make a tasty soup for very little cost and effort.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think I will, because we found them to be tasty.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I probably will. They're convenient and taste better than stock cubes and gravy granules.

Mignonette Tue 31-Dec-13 13:40:08

I make Mexican Chicken/Turkey in super fast time w/ the stock gelatine things (chicken flavour). Simply saute fine diced celery, carrot, onion and garlic till softened. Add in big casserole. Then rouch chop carrots, onions and add to casserole. Add a pinch of chile if you like this- I often use Chipotle Chile paste.

Leftover chicken or turkey can be added. I then make the stock with enough water to cover.

Simmer for ten minutes very gently then add chopped potatoes and rice. Simmer until these are done and season to taste. It should have a thick consistency rather than soupy. Like a moist risotto.

This has been a central dish for three generations of my family. It is comforting, tastes great and keeps in the fridge for hungry teenagers coming in late. Ten mins reheating in a saucepan will do it.

If you want soup, simply blender stick it down and add a little more stock.

And of course when i have more time (and a carcass) I make the stock by simmering it with vegetables.

Mignonette Tue 31-Dec-13 13:41:34

I'm a non tester too.

onetiredmummy Tue 31-Dec-13 15:02:56

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

Vegetable stock pots, they do taste better than the dried cubes & I can tell the difference in the finished dish. If you make very simple dishes like I do, then I prefer to use good quality ingrediants. Freshness is important to me. They can be quite salty so I didn't add extra salt.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

Mainly soup, I make a lot of soup smile I made a turkey noodle soup with leftover turkey & noodles, parsnip soup & a vegetable soup. I used beef stock pots in the spaghetti bolognaise & vegetable pots in my tomato sauce for meatballs. The tomato sauce is only an onion, fresh garlic, fresh chilli & canned tomatoes so the stock pot added some depth. I used a chicken pot in my turkey stir fry.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would have used them anyway, so probably not.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I will, I really can tell the difference & my recipes were improved by using fresher pots. I will continue to use the pots in my soups & will buy more gravy pots as & when the need arises.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I already have done. I have told people how fresh they taste & that they are superior to dried cubes. My sister is unable to use the vegetable pots as they aren't vegan & I couldn't even make out whether they are vegetarian so I can't use them for vegan meals.

cheshirekat1 Tue 31-Dec-13 17:05:39

Non tester - I like to think I'm adventurous with the variety of sandwiches created - to me they are the best bit!! (Grilled with cheese, cranberry, stuffing, turkey, mayo, has been a fave this yr at 39 wks preg!! Other thing I've made is a carbonara with a stock cube/left over cream, apologies never tried a stock pot!

glammanana Wed 01-Jan-14 16:22:26

non-tester
I have used Stock-Pots for a little while now and find them much better than granules and as good as meat juices for gravy,I have used the leftovers this year to make a rich & thick veg soup for my elderly neighbours who are having a get to-gether at the end of the month to celebrate one of their birthdays,they are a bit strapped for cash so anything that is warm & hearty will be good & go down well.I make a concious effort not to waste food and find these little pots invaluable to recipes.

HALA Wed 01-Jan-14 16:51:44

I use the left over turkey pieces to make 1) Soup and 2) a stir fry with all the left over vegetables !

suebuckman Wed 01-Jan-14 18:58:48

This year we planned carefully so that there wouldn't be much food leftover. We had lamb Christmas day and beef boxing day. The meat that was left over was put into a curry and hubby and father-in-law had it with a jacket potato for lunch on Friday. As for gravy pots .....we had some with both of the above meals and with todays roast dinner too.

Bubbles85 Thu 02-Jan-14 07:16:18

Non-tester here.

We had a chicken that serves 10 people as we had planned to have the family at ours. However, the early arrival of our newborn meant plans has to change. It was just the two of us for Christmas lunch (and baby) and then we ate chicken sandwiches for many days after Christmas!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jan-14 09:12:32

Hi all - thanks for posting, Knorr would like to say the following,
"We’ve noticed that some of you are concerned about the salt content in our stocks. We’re sorry that you find some of our products salty, and would love to recommend our range of Reduced Salt Stock Cubes, which may be more to your taste, although these are not the products being tested in this product test. You can find out more about the Reduced Salt range here: http://bit.ly/16YVeq1 If you have any further questions, please let us know! http://www.knorr.co.uk/article/detail/622040/contact-us Many thanks, Knorr."

Non tester

We had beef for Christmas lunch. A whole extravagant fillet of beef for the 4 of us. We had steak tartare made from the tail of the fillet for starters, roasted the rest for main course, and DH and I added up and we reckon we had 4 more meals for 4 out of the leftovers (mostly thinly sliced cold beef with veg of some sort). DH was doing some dodgy maths to make it therefore seem like a bargain, but I think it will remain a Christmas treat only grin

We do use Knorr stockpots and gravy pots quite often with leftovers and otherwise (although not with our precious fillet!) - we did a big rib roast for 9 for New Year and we have loads left, so a cottage pie and/or beef rissoles are definitely on the horizon (and we may then be beef-ed out for a while - we have more visitors tomorrow, and were debating between fish and chicken) Incidentally, the fish stockpots are pretty good too - I use them for making fish pie (I make the sauce with half milk and half stock to make it less overwhelmingly rich)

Oh - and in light of Michelle's post - we do find the Knorr stockpots strong - the dilution they recommend is definitely the minimum - and the rich beef one is too dark/strong/salty for us, but the others seem fine as long as they are diluted and well stirred (they have a sneaky trick of not dissolving - why??) . That said, we don't have small DC any more, though, and probably eat too much salt wink

Moodykat Thu 02-Jan-14 10:30:47

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
I generally really like using the stock pots as they taste so much nicer than cubes and I do not always have the time to make real stock. I know people say they are salty but I quite like that! Also, the gravy pots are LOADS nicer than granules - if they are reasonably priced I will be buying them instead!

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
We've had the gravy with roast pork. The stock pots have been used for a beef stew and many, many soups!

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'm not sure the stock pots can really take the credit to be honest - but they did make it a bit easier and tastier to make the soups.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'm usually very good about using up leftovers but yes, the stock pots and gravy pots will definitely still be used.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Have done and will continue to do so.
BUT - I also agree that a lower salt range would be good - I would be worried to give something made with this stock to a baby so that would mean that for a year or two I would not be using these stock pots. I see the recommendation for the low salt stock cubes but surely the stock pots could be made lower salt too, as Knorr are trying to sell them as being better than stock cubes?!

SpicedTeaAndXmasCakeOrDeath Thu 02-Jan-14 11:04:16

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

Both the chicken and the beef ones I like equally as they are the ones I would tend to use most in my cooking, although I found the vegetable pack good too

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

Due to a tiny communication error both DP, DBIL and I bought onions so we had kilos of them! I used them to make french onion soup (beef stock) and risotto (chicken stock and vegetable stock for vegetarian friend), also used the chicken from Christmas and vegetable stock in soup

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think so as I was conscious of being in this challenge so I was looking to use the stock pots/leftovers but I have seen its a good way to use leftovers/make meals go further and will look at trying to integrate it into the regular week

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, probably, easy to use and taste good

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, if it came up in conversation I would say I use them and that they are easy to use/taste nice and are good at making leftovers into meals

Chlorinella Thu 02-Jan-14 18:40:49

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
I like the chicken stock pots best

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
With stock pots and leftover veg , I made lovely thick soup , I used stock pots and leftover turkey for a risotto , and a turkey and mushroom pie
I froze some nice bits of turkey and ham in small bags for sandwiches

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
Probably yes . Easy to use and tasty

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
I was pleasantly surprised with the gravy pots ( I normally make gravy with out the use of granules , just meat juices , flour and veg water ) I used the chicken one for onion gravy togowith sausage and mash , and added one to tonight's bolognese sauce

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would, they're convenient and tasty ( I don't find them too salty at all

Thanks for the opportunity to do this test . It's been fun !

DinoSnores Thu 02-Jan-14 20:58:12

Non-tester here.

With the remains of the leftovers, I made a turkey and leek pie and a Christmas dinner pie, inspired by something that Paul Hollywood made on the Christmas Bake Off special, with layers of each component in pastry. I haven't eaten it yet, so I'll see if it works!

Wickeddevil Thu 02-Jan-14 21:48:04

Made yummy parsnip soup yesterday using a chicken stock pot thingy; Parsnips, carrot, onion, garlic, ginger.

I dont actually like roasted parsnips, (do them for DH and MIL but they make lovely soup....

CloserLook Fri 03-Jan-14 13:39:24

Non-tester here.

We used up our main leftovers on Boxing Day just doing a chunky bubble and squeak style meal with roasties, parsnips, stuffing, sprouts. We just did some fresh gravy and yorkshire puddings to go with it.

I have used Knorr stock pots before for making gravy and they were absolutely fine but not so good that I've felt inspired to buy them again.

CMOTDibbler Fri 03-Jan-14 17:44:15

Non tester. We've been pretty good with not having huge amounts of leftovers this year.

Ds likes leftover meat shredded into a stock/miso base with udon or rice noodles and some assorted veg.

Knorr - could you make your products gluten free please? DH bought some gravy pots thinking they'd be great, but I can't eat them sad

Farrowandbawlbauls Fri 03-Jan-14 17:48:43

I add it to rice while it's boiling, it gives it a lot of flavouring and makes plain old rice more exciting.

bumbumsmummy Sat 04-Jan-14 10:45:10

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
The vegetable stock because it was the most versatile
2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

Ham pot pie with left over leeks bread sauce mustard and of course ham using the veg stock.

Turkey and Chorizo casserole with the chicken stock and the chicken gravy gels

Turkey Madras

Beef Stew with left over Rib of Beef and it was gorgeous

Tomato and Vegetable soups

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes it gave me plenty of options and I liked the recipe cards

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Definitely they give me plenty of options and are actually great value for money and not too salty

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes for sure please see above

WheresTheCoffee Sun 05-Jan-14 07:17:18

Non tester, we didn't have a great deal left this year. Traditionally, we use what's left of christmas dinner on Boxing Day with a scaled down version of the big day dinner!

mrscog Sun 05-Jan-14 09:09:18

Sorry a bit late to the party but we've been busy using up leftovers/creating meals smile

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why? I think the chicken stockpots are probably my favorite, closely followed by the beef ones. I just love the really chickeny, deep flavour of the chicken ones - you really don't need 'real' stock if you've got one of those.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers? Well firstly not leftovers, but we made a venison casserole for Boxing Day which we used a beef stock pot for, then with leftover chicken we used a chicken stock pot as a base for a New Year chicken and cashew nut dish. We used a vegetable stock pot as a base for a soup using up all the left over christmas day veg and a gravy pot in a turkey pie!

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not? To be honest no, as I always use up leftovers anyway, but having the stock pots in did make it easier to get started and more exciting as a project - I would definitely get some 'in stock' (geddit ;) ) again!

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes, I have been very impressed.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes I would, because I've been very impressed with the depth of flavour and easiness of adding lots of flavour.

jennywren123 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:36:17

Non tester. Five portions of turkey curry in the freezer here!

Non-tester - I've just used a stock pot for the first time in bolgnese. It seems to have added extra depth. I didn't add any salt and it doesn't taste too salty.

ClaimedByMe Mon 06-Jan-14 10:32:54

TESTER

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

I liked the chicken stock pots the best, they had a much better flavour and colour than the cubes I usually use

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

I made a turkey, ham and leek pie using xmas leftovers and chicken stock pots, I also made a chicken and pasta dish that I would usually use stock cubes but used a stock pot and have used gravy pots for mince and tatties.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would have tried to use the left overs but the stock pots made me make the effort to actually do it.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yeah I will probably will use Knorr products as they were easy to use and tasted good.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would recommend them as they are easy to use and tastier than stock cubes although a bit more pricey.

Filimou Mon 06-Jan-14 14:08:52

Tester

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

I actually really liked the beef gravy. I made a beef wellington for Christmas dinner and it was a lovely flavour.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

My leftovers were from my sunday roast chicken dinner. I made chicken and pea risotto for dinner the following day. it was lovely.
I have also used the stock pots to make a chicken noodle soup for lunch today (it was delicious).

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, because it helped me a bit more creative with what I have, rather than just chucking it in the bin....

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

Defintely. I know it has come up quite a lot about the salt content, but I didnt find them salty at all (I never put salt in my food), and they did have quite a pleasant flavour.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. I have found it more economical making my own soups etc but I have never tried making my own stock (I never seem to have the time), and have always been a bit 'meh' about ready made stock so I feel I am definitely getting more out of my food now.

Natrob199 Mon 06-Jan-14 15:54:49

Non tester: My husband made savoury Chelsea buns with the left over Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. They were delicious and a welcome change to turkey curry! Loved by kids and adults alike.

JS06 Mon 06-Jan-14 17:56:59

Turkey used up with long slivers of mango, some coriander, a quick squirt of mango chutney and a bit of mayo. All wrapped up in a tortilla for a hearty lunch.

FadBook Mon 06-Jan-14 19:52:12

Tester here:

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

Beef stock - very rich in flavour.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

We actually didn't have many left overs, too many hungry people in our house grin. However, I'd brought too many onions which needed eating, so I made French Onion soup with two stock pots.

I also made a chicken hot pot in the slow cooker which was tasty and hearty, only taking me 5 minutes to bung in the slow cooker.

The Gravy pots I've struggled with. I found the gravy too thin for our family; tastier and smooth but measurement of stock pot and water, meant my DP moaned his gravy wasn't think enough! I added extra granules which defeated the point of using them.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

They didn't minimise waste for me, and my family as we don't throw food away, we'd reheat as it is or we wouldn't make too much in the first place.

The Stock pots are more convenient than a stock cube.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

As per previous question and answer, I'll use them again but not necessarily with left overs. They would be used instead of a stock cube.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes. The taste of the overall meal was nicer in comparison to a stock cube or no stock at all.

They are extremely easy to use and far less faffing about breaking a cube up / boiling water etc. to make your desired dish.

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?

The vegetable stock pot was brilliant. We have a few recipes that use a lot of rice and using the veg stock gave it a much richer flavour than before.

2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?

I used the chicken stock pot to make a soup by shredding left over turkey and simmering with fresh ginger, spring onions and chilli with a touch of chinese 5 spice.
The veg stock pot made a leek and mushroom risotto - not left overs, but we'd had enough of xmas food.
We've used the gravy pots to go with meat and roasts and they are lovely.

3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?

I used them with regular dishes we do to use up leftovers and they did taste a lot nicer than when we use stock cubes.

4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?

We're definitely going to buy the gravy pots again as they gravy they make is very rich and tasty, but not really with leftovers. The stock pots really give rice and pasta dishes more depth of flavour and its those kind of dishes that we use leftovers in.

5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?

I'd recommend both the stock and gravy pots to friends, but not necessarily just for leftovers as they make a good substitute for stock cubes for everything.

JustCallMeBaldrick Mon 06-Jan-14 21:19:30

1. Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
I liked both the gravy and stock pots, as they were easy to use, and tasted better than the cubes/gravy powder I usually end up using last-minute!
2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
I have used the gravy pots for doing cold meat and chips type meals, as well as the Christmas dinner! The stock pots have been used in soups, mince-based dishes and a chicken pie. All (except the Xmas dinner) used leftovers.
3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
They did, as I would probably not have felt as inspired to use up the leftovers, and they would have ended up being thrown away.
4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will probably use them use them again as they are easy to use.
5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would, as I have enjoyed using them in my cooking. The kids have also enjoyed helping squeeze them out of he pots. Apparently it's more fun than crumbling stock cubes!

Cherryjellybean Mon 06-Jan-14 21:43:30

Non tester:
We had lots of meals like turkey, with cheese boards, left over cranberry sauce, salad, olives, crisps etc. sounds weird but it works smile

My mum makes a mushed up pie, all meet and veg in a pie with stock, tastes lovely!

kateandme Tue 07-Jan-14 00:59:34

we have had
urkey and veg omelette
bubble and squeek
balti turkey currey
turkey and ham in white sauce

1 Which of the Knorr products did you like best and why?
I like the rich beef stock best because it gives a depth of flavour to soups, stews and gravies.
2. What did you make with your Stock Pots, Gravy Pots and Christmas leftovers?
I made potato soup, turkey and mushroom pie and the turkey meatloaf that went down a storm.
3. Do you think that the Stock Pots helped you use up your Christmas leftovers and minimise waste? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes they did because they added flavour and gave a good base to dishes and the gravy pots are convenient and time saving too
4. Do you think you’ll use Knorr products more often in the future to use up your leftovers with? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I'll continue to use them as I have been using them prior to the test anyway
5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Knorr Stock Pots as a way to use up your leftovers to friends and family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I've already passed on the turkey meatloaf recipe to dsis along with a couple of stock and gravy pots and she likes them too.

RubyRR Tue 07-Jan-14 13:42:27

1)I liked the veg stock pots, I have found them great to make soup with using left over vegetables.
2)Risotto,soup, more soup and a bolognese style casserole type thing to use up leftover beef, it was popular with everyone, I'm not convinced I could make the same again due to my chuck it all in and hope for the best ingredient list.
3)I can't afford to waste food, the hamper provided more variety and I put more effort into thinking what I could do with what I had.
4) I'm most likely to use the veg stock pots again. The gravy pots have been useful, usually I have to sieve my gravy!
5) I've mentioned them to a few people, doesn't really grab them in conversation but I'm very pleased I got to try them. I was surprised there wasn't a lamb one, I was hoping for an excuse to buy lamb.

hanbee Tue 07-Jan-14 13:53:14

Non tester here

Our favourite way of using up left over roast turkey or chicken is to use it in pasta recipe. We have several family members who say they don't like left over meat but do enjoy it in a pasta sauce.

Different combos we do are:

carbonara with poultry sn andd bacon

baked pasta with tomato, mozzarella spinach and poultry.
Chicken and pesto pasta.

wheretoyougonow Tue 07-Jan-14 19:09:30

Tester here:
1) our favourites were the beef, vegetable and gravy pots. The gravy pots were tasty and easy to use - lovely with the meat juices. Vegetable was so versatile.
2) we made; vegetable soup, gravy for a roast dinner, turkey curry and a stew. Leftovers were the soup and curry.
3) it did help us use up the leftovers and minimise waste. We had two Christmas dinners due to my husband working. It encouraged us not to through the veg in the bin.
4) we will use them in the future. They are easy to use and tasty. Great to add a bit of flavour to left over veg.
5) I would recommend them although I echo thought about about the salt content. It's also a shame they aren't all gluten free. However, they are handy, tasty and easy to use. There will always be some in my stock cupboard.

Thank you for letting me be a tester.

lorka Wed 08-Jan-14 11:47:22

Non -tester -Tonight I'm going to make mine in to turkey and rice soup with lots of lovely vegetables. Yummy!!

majjsu Wed 08-Jan-14 13:28:27

Non tester here. Tried kebabs, soup, sandwiches, jacket potato fillings, casseroles..

peronel Wed 08-Jan-14 14:51:57

I added cranberry sauce (homemade) to granola and yogurt for breakfast. It was so nice, I bought more cranberries to make more!

sealight123 Wed 08-Jan-14 19:14:46

We've made a lot of bubble and squeak, turkey curry (as you do) Roast beef and potato cakes and generally hot beef sandwiches!

We use stock pots in a fair bit of our cooking already, just as an extra bit of flavour smile

pertempsnooo Wed 08-Jan-14 19:36:43

Non-tester.
We made chicken soup and a chicken pie which had all the roast veg and chicken inside, delicious!!!

eteo Wed 08-Jan-14 22:16:13

I always use Knorr. I like the flavour and thickness. They are great for anything! I made sweetcorn soup with all the leftover roasted pork.

zipzap Wed 08-Jan-14 23:17:27

Non tester here.

I made lots of nice turkey and winter vegetable soup with the left overs from the turkey and from the turkey carcass boiled up.

Left over turkey has been portioned up and stuck in the freezer to be brought out over the next month or two so that we didn't have to eat it all immediately after christmas and get sick of it. DH adores curry whereas I'm not so keen, so having some meat ready will make it easy to make him a single portion of curry.

I've also made a nice tomato and wholegrain soup with the stock from boiling up the ham, the next day the wholegrains (just the mix you can get from waitrose) had made the soup go quite thick, more the consistency of dahl than soup, so I added spanish style herbs and spices to it to make a delicious spicy spanish turkey dish. Not sure how traditionally spanish it was, but it tasted good!

xxxkadzxxx Thu 09-Jan-14 11:06:46

Yes, we have used the turkey for sandwiches-and the stuffing as well of course! We have also used it for more roasts-we haven't re heated it but have let the gravy warm it up on our plates and has worked well! We have made soup with the leftover veg and are now working our way through the leftover chocolates... Lifes a bitch!!! ;)

satine Thu 09-Jan-14 12:19:56

I don't have Christmas leftovers, but as I've been flat broke since Christmas, I've been far more careful about saving leftovers and trying to be inventive with them!
Therefore one roast chicken becomes chicken pie, chicken risotto, chicken chopped up with a little cheese and some broccoli, mixed with a little mayonnaise and Dijon mustard and baked in some of those croissant dough triangles in a can that you can buy (v popular with the children) and lastly, soup with a few sorry looking veg from the bottom of the veg drawer in the fridge.
I've discovered that adding red lentils to any stew or tomato based sauce makes it go much further (and they're virtually undetectable after a bit of slow simmering).

BigGapMum Thu 09-Jan-14 14:22:42

Non tester. Using leftovers is one of the things I love about Christmas so I always make sure that I have a big turkey.

Following the traditional roast turkey for 9 people on Christmas day, we had 7 people for lunch on Boxing day. Basically we had salad - cold turkey, cold spiced beef and smoked salmon with chips, creamed potatoes and all the usual salady extras.

Over the next couple of days we had turkey sandwiches, then turkey and chorizo jambalaya.

Then I stripped the rest of the meat off the carcass and put that in the freezer for another time. That was enough for another 2 meals.

I boiled the carcass down for stock then, and picked off the little bits of the meat remaining on it. I added the by-then set turkey jelly which was kept from the roasting tin on xmas day. (it's also delicious spread on warm toast, but I was strong-willed this year and kept it).

There was enough turkey stock and meat pieces to make 3 batches of turkey soup, so I made a turkey and veg soup and froze the remainder in 2 batches to make more soup another time.

For me it's not just about saving money. I feel that if a bird had to sacrifice it's life to feed us, we should have a responsibility to it to make sure that none of it is wasted.

nerysw Fri 10-Jan-14 09:47:42

Non Tester
It's not all that inventive but we have a roast most Sundays and my daughter has cold meat sandwiches in her lunch box. I cook too much and me and the other half take a roast dinner to work on Monday which is a great way to cheer up the start of the working week!

goldenretriever Sun 12-Jan-14 11:38:59

We used a stock pot to make a tasty turkey casserole with the left over veg.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Mon 13-Jan-14 19:25:08

I only managed to collect my stock pots from the post office today!!
So, seeing as how I don't have any Christmas leftovers anymore I used the veg pots this evening to make a minestrone soup.
It was very nice, not too salty which is something a lot of stock cubes seem to be.
The jelly didn't dissolve as quickly or easily as I expected in the boiling water. But as I was making a soup I just threw the half dissolved jelly into the pot and gave it a good stir.
I am looking forward to using the other pots over the next couple of days.
It was also nice to get the set of recipe cards in the box too. I am looking forward to trying the smoked salmon and potato soup.

mhoc12 Tue 14-Jan-14 17:37:06

Left over roasties and stuffing balls give an added oomph to post Christmas baguettes with left over turkey. The ends of sliced loaves I blitz in the freezer and freeze so I can always make up some home made stuffing balls with softened chopped onions, sage, mixed together with a left over egg!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Jan-14 15:44:03

Thank you everyone for all your posts. This thread has now closed and the winners are, insanityscatching - congratulations, you've won a £150 M&S voucher, and zipzap you have won a Knorr hamper worth £50 - congratulations! We'll be in touch shortly.

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Jan-14 17:10:57

As the product test has now come to an end, Knorr would like to say the following,

"We're absolutely thrilled with your responses and would like to thank the testers who shared their feedback, and also the non-testers who inspired us with their recipe ideas. A few of our favourites included Clorinella's turkey risotto, Mignonette's Mexican chipotle rice dish, Patilla's chickenbiryani, Bumbumsmummy's turkey & chorizo casserole, and Natrob199's savoury Chelsea buns… they all sound delicious! We'd love to share your recipes with others, if you're happy for them to be used could you please private message MichelleMumsnet with your email address? We'll ensure that a small thank you gift comes your way!

We'd also like to congratulate Bubble85 on the birth of her baby over Christmas! We're amazed that you still found time to cook a Christmas dinner, and to share your thoughts on leftovers too! We were also really touched by Glammanana, who's been using our stock pots to make soups for her elderly neighbours. We'd like to send you both a little something to say thank you for your lovely stories ( Bubble85, we'll make sure there's something in there for your new arrival too!) – please can you send your addresses to MichelleMumsnet in a personal message?

Finally, we'd like to thank you all for your honest and open feedback on our products. We noticed a few comments around the salt levels of our products and we'd like to draw your attention to our existing range of reduced salt stock cubes. We've also asked our chefs to look into the idea of Reduced Salt Gravy & Stock Pots, to accommodate different taste preferences. In the meantime, we hope that you continue to enjoy our products as part of a balanced meal, and ask that you continue to share your feedback with us here."

Mine never came. I assumed it was because of the Christmas post and then I forgot about them until I spotted this thread. Never mind smile I use them anyway though and find them great.

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