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The Christmas Menu

I've a busy couple of days ahead of me. I've never cooked Christmas lunch before - we've always been guests at someone else's. This year we made an active decision to enjoy it as a family of two for the first and last time. And with that comes the responsibility of providing lunch, which if I'm honest, I'm quite excited about. I have some big plans but, assuming I remember to take the turkey out of the freezer tomorrow morning, I'm confident I can pull it off successfully.

Here's the menu:


I'm feeling very efficient... Wish me (and David) luck!

Recipes: Fruity Mango Chutney Stuffing · Cranberry Sauce · Gravy · Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pine Nuts · Victoria Sponge


  1. Sounds very yummy. I hope you take photos!

  2. Oh yes remember to take the turkey out, Lord Cherry and I made that mistake one year, but we put it into a sink of cold water and that did the trick. Its all about the timing, give youself plenty, and you will be fine. x

  3. It's interesting how the UK & Australia have a Christmas lunch. In North America it's typically a Christmas dinner (supper).

    Good luck with the bird, if you have a meat thermometer it helps a lot.

  4. D - Of course there'll be photos! :)

    LC - Yes, good point. I've checked (and rechecked) cooking times of everything and counting backwards, it's going to be an early start - but I'd rather that!

    M - In all honesty, I have no idea what sort of time food features in Christmas Day in the UK. I am going by what my family does in Malta, and that's lunch! (Meat thermometer at the ready!)