Crispy roast chicken packed with sage and onion stuffing, served with roast potatoes so crispy, you hear a crunch every time someone bites into one. Honey-glazed parsnips, sliced carrots, diced swede, juicy petit pois and fresh sprouts. Not forgetting a golden brown Yorkshire pudding or two, and lashings of rich, meaty gravy. What does your perfect Christmas dinner look like?
When you’re busy preparing for Christmas, it can be easy to leave thinking about the Christmas dinner until the last minute, but as it’s one of the highlights of Christmas Day, it’s important to get it right.
Luckily, I don’t have to cook a Christmas dinner this year because I’ll be at my mum’s in Ross-on-Wye for Christmas. Aren’t mother’s Christmas dinners just the best?! This is one of my mum’s masterpieces.
It was a similar story last year, when I spent Christmas day in Portugal with my best friend. We had a two-course Christmas dinner at Restaurante D. Henrique in Lagos, Algarve and shared starters of tuna carpaccio and salmon and swordfish duet, followed by a roast rack of lamb and a beef fillet steak.
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If you’ve been tasked with cooking Christmas dinner this year and haven’t even given any thought to what meat you’ll be serving, or what veggies you’ll be dishing up with it – let alone the sides and sauces – rest assured that Hello Fresh are here to save Christmas Day!
Hello Fresh understand how stressful it can be to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner, so they’ve created an Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide to help take the hassle out of it, so you can spend more time having fun with the family on Christmas Day!
The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide offers a step-by-step guide to cooking a festive feast for up to ten people and getting it on the table by 4pm, although if you’re cooking for less people or want to eat at a different time, you can adjust the measurements and timings.
The guide includes a list of things to do on Christmas Eve to save time on Christmas Day, like peeling and chopping the veg, preparing the sauces and sides, and getting the pudding ready – including an all-important reminder to defrost the turkey!
Wondering how to get your roasties golden brown and crispy, or which seasoning to use on the turkey? Perhaps you need a recipe that makes Brussels sprouts taste amazing? You’ll be pleased to know that Hello Fresh’s Ultimate Christmas Dinner guide includes secret recipes for popular dishes, guaranteed to get the whole family into the festive spirit.
Simply download Hello Fresh’s Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide, and you’ll be on your way to conquering Christmas dinner!
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