For some people, cooking a Christmas dinner is like going into battle! Firstly you have to decide which meat to roast, whether it’s going to be turkey, beef, lamb, pork or gammon. Then comes the question of the trimmings; what side dishes should accompany the main meat, and what sauces should be prepared to go with them? On top of that, precise timing is required in order to deliver the feast piping hot and fresh to the table. It’s no mean feat!
I personally think that having an enjoyable, memorable dinner with those you love is the most important part of the occasion so preparing the meal itself should be relaxed affair. Don’t forget, your dining table is in your home and not at a restaurant; you don’t need everything to be perfect! As long as you are serving good food, sharing it with people you love and care about – everybody passing the dishes happily, helping themselves and piling up their plates – then you have served up a successful festive meal!
Here I would like to share with you some of my favourite Christmas recipes. Happy cooking!