Christmas dinner is one of the most stressful dinners to cook, I personally spend weeks stressing and worrying about it, sometimes even months. I’ve been known to make a lot of shortcuts in the past, I’ve even gone to a local cafe to pick up a three course Christmas lunch ready to be served before now! This year I am determined. I will cook my own Christmas dinner. With some help, obviously.
My parents are coming to our house for lunch this year, they have already agreed to do some of the veg and the stuffing to take the pressure off. I’ll also be roping them in to help with the gravy, I always mess the gravy up!
This year I am going to enjoy Christmas. I am going to be calm and relaxed. The dinner will be perfect and stress free. How you ask? I’ll be following the Christmas Dinner Timings Guide from HelloFresh. The guide is free to download, simple to follow and is basically a Christmas day planner which will allow you to have your dinner on the table by 4pm (or earlier/later if you wish, just adjust the times to fit in!).
Thanks to this guide I now know that if I want my stress free dinner on the table at 4pm I need to be pre-heating the oven at 10:30am and cooking my sprouts at 3:30pm, I also know what I can prep the night before for extra stress free cooking on Christmas day. As well as the timings guide the handy PDF includes some delicious recipes, including a mouth watering slow cooked red cabbage and a rich and delicious gravy – maybe I won’t need my parents to make my gravy after all!
If you too would like a stress free Christmas download the Christmas Dinner timings guide and recipes here.
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