Christmas Lunch

Posted By Kerri


We spent Christmas with my mum and cooked lunch for the three of us there. As there was only the three of us we had chicken instead of turkey which we prefer anyway.

The chicken was cooked in our usual way, rubbed with oil and salt and pepper and stuffed with herbs, lemon, onion and garlic. Mum made the stuffing which was excellent but sadly lacking in quantity! We had roast potatoes which we roasted in goose fat (the first time I’ve had them cooked this way – they were good but not a huge amount tastier than our normal potatoes I don’t think), roast parsnips, brussels sprouts with chestnuts (tinned this time, I didn’t want to risk blinding someone as a Christmas present!) and Pancetta, carrots, cauliflower and Jamie’s cabbage – three types of cabbage sauteed in herby butter. We also used Jamie’s method to make the gravy; adding the giblets to the roasting tray instead of boiling them seperately.

It was all delicious, I think we all had thirds and still had space for June’s Christmas pudding (my mum’s 80 year old neighbour) later in the day.

Dec 25th, 2007

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  1. Claire said,

    That looks delicious 😀

    I’d love to try sprouts with chestnuts – how did you combine them together?

  2. Kerri said,

    Thanks Claire 🙂

    Parboil the sprouts until they’re almost cooked. At the same time, fry off the Pancetta cubes so that all the fat has rendered. Add the chestnuts and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the almost-cooked=sprouts and combine. Serve!

  3. Lizzie said,

    Mmm – yours looks lovely.

    Did we have the same crackers?

  4. Kerri said,

    Similar Lizzie but not exactly the same I don’t think. Looks like we almost had the same Brussels sprouts dish too!

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