I’m Making Christmas Lunch Folks…

20 Dec

Total Result! My husband has agreed to me doing Christmas Lunch this year.
Which means… I’ll be able to spend time in the kitchen with some wine and carols on the radio, instead of building Lego castles in the front room as I normally do!
Oh and of course, cooking… I’m quite looking forward to it, the family however might not be.

I can actually put together quite a good roast now and again – see here for evidence – I just need to relax, go with the flow and remember that everything stays warm for ages, it doesn’t always need to cook together exactly at the same time, which is what I try to plan for but of course never have enough hob or oven space for that to happen. Apparently you can leave a cooked turkey for up to an hour before serving?

Of course I will be getting some help in the form of pre-made bread sauce, pre-scored sprouts and I managed to secure one of those Heston Hidden Orange puddings this year. Maybe one year I’ll attempt to make my own Christmas pud but I just don’t want to ruin the big day for everyone.
pud
I have had experience of Christmas cooking before, my Nigella Turkey ended up on the floor but my Mary Berry cupcakes were a triumph. Who knows what will happen this year, I will of course keep you updated.

And to finish here’s a picture of my Christmas tree just to make this post more festive.
As you can see from the decorations we have a small child in the house…
treeMERRY CHRISTMAS COOKERS! X

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6 Responses to “I’m Making Christmas Lunch Folks…”

  1. Jenny Davies 20/12/2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh way to go, Alice! Yay! Now, if you need any help with the turkey cooking – refer to my “how to” that I posted a couple of days ago or drop me an email. Yes, your turkey can be left to rest for up to an hour without losing temperature. I cooked the turkey that we used for the blog posting, then left it for two and a half hours before I carved it – we had dinner in the middle and it didn’t involve turkey lol – and it was still too hot to handle comfortably in places! Here’s to your best dinner ever. 🙂

    • Alice Can't Cook 23/12/2012 at 12:25 pm #

      Thanks Jenny – that’s absolutely brilliant of you! Great news about the turkey, I am just going to cook it alone in the morning and then leave it while I do the rest of the stuff. Thanks for all your help and comments this year. Merry Christmas to you and yours xxx

      • Jenny Davies 23/12/2012 at 12:30 pm #

        I loved the ruse of making a flavoured butter to put under the skin of the turkey breast, then cooking it for three quarters of the cooking time covered in foil – it kept the breast meat so juicy, there wasn’t a dry bit of turkey in sight.

        Good luck with your dinner! I’ll be thinking of you, in between glasses of sherry and throwing potatoes around the kitchen. LOL

  2. Jo Wadsworth 20/12/2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Ooh, good luck! Are you doing bread sauce, and if so do you want my dad’s foolproof microwave recipe?

    • Alice Can't Cook 23/12/2012 at 12:25 pm #

      Thanks Jo, I’ve bought a packet mix obviously! 🙂 But feel free to share… xxxx

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