Christmas Eve and Day are the culmination of weeks (and sometimes months) of preparation for massive gift giving/receiving and elaborate meals that most of us need a day to recover from.  Enter the British holiday Boxing Day as a day of kicking back and visiting with friends.    Recuperate from your Christmas hangover by throwing a Boxing Day gathering where English inspired food and drink are the center of the show.

Resist the urge to hit the post holiday sales and get back into the kitchen!  Here are 5 dishes sure to waken your inner Brit with some comfort and spice.