Christmas is finally here! At thecookingworld.com this is by far our favorite time of the year. For us, Christmas dinner is arguably the most important food event of the year. It’s the meal that brings family and friends together to enjoy not only one another’s company but also a wonderfully cooked meal.
As a result of the great importance placed upon this meal, many of us feel a huge amount of stress on the day. We know that Christmas can be a frantic time in the kitchen and how much difficult is to prepare the perfect Christmas Dinner. So, to help you solve this problem we decide to team up with the best chefs in the world to gather the best recipes, tips, and tricks, so you can have a perfect Christmas!
Since every family and culture has its own Christmas traditions, in this 5 tips, you will not find the secret for the juiciest turkey or the perfect way to make the best Cranberry sauce. Instead, we will give you 5 essential tips which should be common to any family and culture.
Organization: Is one of the most important tips of all. Start by making a list with everything you need, from turkey, potatoes, vegetables to napkins. Nothing can be missing! Check if you’ve got enough oil to cook with and plenty of salt and pepper for seasoning too. We recommend getting all your food and drink shopping done by December 22nd. That way you can avoid a last-minute trolley dash around your local supermarket.
The right equipment for the job: This is another important tip to achieve the perfect Christmas dinner. Before the big day arrives, make sure you’ve got plenty of oven trays, pots and pans, and serving dishes. Oh, and don’t forget to check your knives – make sure they’re nice and sharp, as this will make cooking faster and easier.
Get your timings for the big day sorted: Plan is extremely important to get all the things right. You should plan exactly how long everything takes to cook and you should make a to-do list to don’t miss anything.
Prep everything you can in the night before: Peel potatoes, carrots, and any other veg you’re having and leave them in pans of cold water overnight. This will save you a lot of time and additional mess on Christmas morning. You can also make the desserts or other side dishes in the night before.
Keep it fun, get the family involved: Last but not least, this one is the most important tip of all. Christmas is all about seeing family and friends together. So, everyone should get involved in the Christmas dinner process.
Some people always go for the traditional favorites but, let’s face it, we’ve all had our share of disappointments at Christmas dinner. The turkey is dry, the ham is too salty, Brussel sprouts are over-cooked and mushy, and the gravy is lumpy.
Now is time to create new and interesting memories! So, we decided to bring 3 amazing videos with incredible alternatives and some important tips to master the Christmas dinner.
Family and friends are the most important thing we have in our lives, never forget that! This is why we love Christmas so much. Unfortunately, during the year we can not always be close to those we like best, so this time of year is the perfect excuse for everyone to get together and share a great meal together.
This year, if you are the responsible for the Christmas dinner don’t forget the 5 most important things: organization, have the right equipment, schedule everything, prep in the night before and last get the family and friends involved. If you follow this 5 tips we guarantee you that everyone will love your Christmas dinner.