In this brave new world of threads for everything, a place to talk about Christmas specific munch and what you will be cooking over the holiday period.
Sufficeceth to say, I adore putting recipes together and cooking for friends/family this time of year, despite the bankruptcy come January 2nd.
So far, my Christmas roast is probably going to be the following (although a few bits will likely change before the big day).
- Turkey (I tend to use a variation on this Mary Berry recipe: https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/turkey_crown_with_orange_47645, but with a bit of water/load of onions in the base for gravy and bacon covering the Turkey)
- Homemade pigs in blankets
- Yorkshire Puddings (probably just from the shop if I am honest)
- Pan fried sprouts with chestnuts (going to try these in the pan for the first time)
- Red cabbage, with red onions, apples and cinnamon
- Parsnip bake (parsnip and onions cooked, blended, seasoned and then baked in an oven with cream mixed in)
- Peas and mint
- Honey and thyme glazed carrots
- (possibly) Leeks and pancetta if I can be arsed. I might replace the peas with this.
I basically just decamp my entire kitchen to my gran's where we spend Christmas Day. She doesn't really cook and consequently all her utensils are a bit useless, but does at least have a brilliant double oven and a five burner hob left from when Grandad was alive. It's stressful, but I do enjoy cooking Christmas Lunch and the last fifteen minutes when everything is on the hob, everything is coming out the oven and everything has to be continually heated/plated/put on the table makes me feel like I'm actually in a proper kitchen, conducting to some grand food crescendo .
What's everyone else got planned? Anyone else doing the cooking on the day? Or have any other things they are whipping up over the next few weeks?