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Last orders 21st December 629666 Well Hung Meat Co – Free range turkey and geese from Cornwall and award winning 3week aged Aberdeen Angus rib of beef.
Christmas Eve Rinse the turkey and pat dry, make the nutmeg butter and push under the skin of the turkey. Squeeze over the lemon, and pop the squeezed out halves in the bird. 10.15am Put the turkey in the oven and turn the heat down to 180C/350F/gas 4. Check the table and relay/rearrange as will inevitably be necessary. 1pm Take the turkey out of the oven and leave it (out of draughts) to rest. 2pm Stir the nutmeggy butter through the sage and squash mash.It may seem a bit OCD, but it’s the best route to Christmas serenity.Move the turkey from the freezer to the fridge to defrost, if it is frozen. Who said: “A perfectly managed Christmas, correct in every detail, is, like basted inside seams and letters answered by return, a sure sign of someone who hasn’t enough to do”? We all have too much to do, and life is too short (to borrow Shirley Conran’s phrase) to hand-knit festive decorations for every room, bake for the school Christmas fair, smoke our own salmon and fashion bespoke Christmas cards for each family member.None the less, as chief cook and bottle opener, I’m all too aware that one needs to feel as though one has some modicum of control on proceedings (although ‘‘correct in every detail’’ would be too OCD even for me).Relatives love to wind you up and score points, sometimes without even knowing they are doing it.
Best way to win is to button your lip, smile seraphically and change the subject. Two vegetables well cooked is far better than six badly done and a sweaty cook. As the chief cook, you need to have your wits about you to juggle hot pans.
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If you have time, make Stevie’s pickled pears ready for the devils on horseback salad.
December 21-22 Write a time plan for Christmas dinner (and any other major meals).
Here is mine, based on our very own Stevie Parle’s magnificent Christmas roast dinner recipes.