I’m very excited about Christmas and the thing I’m most excited about is all the cooking! I’m not a slave to the cooking on Christmas day though, I like to prepare things ahead so I have plenty of time to open presents and spend with family on the big day. Eating in the evening helps with this too, so I don’t have a made rush to get everything on the table for 12 or 2pm.
It’s also ok to cheat on a few things! A few weeks ago my mother has managed to pick up some reduced vegetable dishes from the supermarket, a cauliflower cheese dish and sprouts with bacon (which makes me happy because I don’t have to prepare a lb of sprouts just for her!), all I need to do is remember to defrost them! They microwave so that’ll free up valuable space in the oven and on the hob too.
Goose Fat Roasted Potatoes
Over the next few days I’ll be pre-cooking a few of these things (or parts of them) and posting the recipes. Not only does this save time on the day but it means you can shop earlier and avoid the last minute madness at the supermarkets! You can kick off you Christmas preparations with my fool-proof Yorkshire Pudding recipe, cook them now and freeze them until you need them, they reheat in minutes. You can make the Vanilla Ice Cream now too.
Eventually all the recipes will appear on this blog, but sadly some won’t be going up until after I’ve actually made them at Christmas!