Christmas Dinner Checklist: How To Prepare for Christmas Dinner Like a Pro
Possibly the best meal of the year (until you get to use the leftovers) – Christmas dinner is a big deal, there’s no point denying it. With so much going on all on one plate, it can be difficult at the best of times, let alone if you’re doing it for the very first time. Fear not – we’ve put together our top tips for making Christmas dinner – so you can avoid the whole burnt turkey and rock-hard sprouts scenario.
Pre-Christmas Day Prep
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when preparing for Christmas dinner is thinking you can do it all last minute. There are a few things you need to prep in good time first, so make sure you and your kitchen are well prepared with the following.
Even the best chefs in the world can’t cook without the right tools, so make sure you have the right kit ready, from carving knives to measuring jugs.
Cutlery and serving ware
Nobody wants to be eating chicken with a spoon – make sure you have enough cutlery! (And remember, if you’re serving a starter and main, that means two sets per person.)
Other things to keep in mind – gravy boats, wine glasses and serving bowls for the veg.
The bird’s gotta be stored somewhere. Fridge or freezer, make sure you’ve got enough space. If that means devouring the last of the ice cream, it’s a small price to pay.
Put Together That Christmas Shopping List
Work out what you want and write down what you need – that way you save yourself the hassle of having to decide when you’re out shopping! But what exactly do you want on your Christmas food shopping list? Traditional Christmas dinner recipes may call for a certain type of meat or veg, but today there’s a lot of choice.
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