To make the Brussels sprouts, have a look at our recipe for delicious crispy Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and for the cranberry sauce, we’ve also let you in on our cranberry sauce recipe from scratch (disclaimer; it’s ridiculously easy!) Seasonal flavours at this time of year are wonderful – a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cranberry really do transform the dishes from ordinary year round veggies to a festive treat! All month we’re whirling around the kitchen giving our dishes an injection of flavour with various spices. We also add in some minted peas to our Christmas dinner as over the years they’ve always been a hit! Sauces to really add texture and flavour are really important for one of the biggest meals of the year – as well as gravy there’s so much more to add.
Remember when you’re doing your Christmas shopping to add in a few more packs of pork pies so that you can have them with your left overs in the evening infront of a cosy Christmas film.
So there you have it… the ultimate Christmas dinner which won’t ruin your morning by spending all of it in the kitchen.
What’s your favourite part of the Christmas dinner? We look forward to it for weeks before, we’re all about the Yorkshire puddings, cranberry sauce and a humble pork pie to complete it. For leftovers we always hope to sneak a mini pork pie or two onto our plate along with some cranberry sauce, coleslaw and warm up some roasties and veggies. There’s nothing quite like it!