Even if you are an experienced cook, the sheer scale of Christmas dinner can be pretty daunting and fairly overwhelming! From giant birds to rugby tackle first thing in the morning and explosives (crackers!) on the table, and what other meal ends with setting the dessert on fire- it’s a wonder we get through the day at all! The key to Christmas success however is timing and preparation, get it right and you’ll be left with an epic dinner and smiles all round!
In my family we have always had a tradition of delegation, my mother would cook the turkey and my aunts would make the Christmas cake and bake off the ham. It’s a great way of taking the pressure off the host and allows everyone to enjoy the day. Jobs like peeling potatoes, preparing brussels sprouts and making stuffing can be done the day before and made far less of a chore if there are many hands helping out. Taking small steps and deciding who will do what early on, will allow you a stress free Christmas filled with festive cheer! Even if you do end up cooking solo on the big day, this guide will give you all the essentials you will need for the big Christmas dinner, from the turkey to the pudding, the sides to the starters and all the great little bits in between- we’ve got it wrapped up! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!Continue reading >>