For the last Come Dine With Us session of the year, it was only right that we pull out all the stops and cook a Christmas dinner.
We first had to get the TWO turkeys in the oven straight away to get them cooking. They needed to cook for three hours so we covered them in muslin and poured melted butter over. Whilst the turkeys were cooking we basted them every half an hour or so.
Whilst the turkeys were in the oven we got on with preparing the vegetables. Peeling and chopping potatoes, parsnips, carrots and Brussels sprouts (of course!).
We also got on with making our gravy and stuffing.
We roasted the potatoes in duck fat, we glazed the parsnips in honey and we boiled the brussel sprouts before crushing them in a dish and mixing with a bit of cream and Parmesan before cooking in the oven for 15 minutes. This is a great for people who don’t like the traditional brussel.
We set the table…
… And sat down for Christmas dinner together:
After all this food we still had room for warm mince pies and cream.
We all had a very festive day and it was a great way to finish off the year.
We wish all our members and staff who have supported us over the year a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!