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Christmas Dinner Recipe: Cranberry and Plum Sauce – Every Christmas dinner deserves the sharp tangy flavour of fresh cranberry sauce, made that little bit special with the addition of some plums and a dash of port. To create the perfect accompaniment follow the recipe below. Ingredients * 250g cranberries (fresh) * 340g plums in syrup * 2 oranges (zested and juiced) * 1 cinnamon stick * 1 tsp all spice powder * 2 tbsp caster sugar * Generous splash of port Method 1. Combine all of the above and simmer for 1 hour until thick and sticky — add more port if required. You could add more sugar as well if you find this too tart but we are not trying to make cranberry jam here; the tartness works well against the richness of the turkey and ham. 2. Remember to watch over the sauce as it cooks, stirring every so often, so that it doesn’t stick. 3. When sauce is ready take off heat and allow to cool before transferring to a serving dish. MORE OF MARGARET’S WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS DINNER * Crispy Roast Potatoes * Glazed Ham * Delicious Stuffing * The Perfect Roast Turkey

I have these packs to make indian chicken recipes. I was going to make basic white rice, two types of chicken and just some spinach sauteed in garlic. For beer, he likes New Castle.

Is this something that would make a man happy? Enough food and all? Sometimes, the food I cook for myself, a man looks at and wonders where is the main course.

Is anyone here English?


Billy Connolly recalla a past Chritmas Dinner part2/2


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Trifle – Easy, tasty and traditional. Prepare this mouth watering dessert in advance and whip it out of the fridge when you need it, simple! Surely one of the easiest and tastiest dessert recipes there is, trifle requires no cooking and you can prepare it in advance and forget about it until you need it. Make it with the kids and be as messy or as neat with it as you like, here’s a super simple recipe to try. Trifle Ingredients: 1 x 250g punnet of blackberries 1 x 250g punnet of raspberries 2 bananas, sliced Packet of trifle sponges 500g pot of good quality custard 285ml pot double cream, lightly whipped Hundreds and thousands for decoration Method: Layer a bowl with the trifle sponges. Layer the fruit over the sponge. Pour custard over fruit and sponge. Leave to cool completley before spreading the whipped cream over the top and topping with hundreds and thousands.


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Winter Vegetable Roast – A delicious seasonal fresh vegetable accompaniment that will compliment your Christmas dinner beautifully!


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Canapes – Here’s all the extras you will need on the big day itself. They are also perfect to pop in the oven if you hosting a festive party. The following recipes will make great accompaniments to your Christmas dinner, ensuring it comes complete with all the right trimmings. Tasty finger food is also perfect for when you have guests round and want to give them something a bit more substantial than crisps and dips. Here’s a few ideas for you to try: Pigs in Blankets Ingredients Chipolata sausages Streaky bacon Method Always a favourite, simply wrap strips of streaky bacon around the chipolatas. Preheat your oven to 180°C and place chipolatas on a lightly greased baking tray and cook in oven for 35-40 minutes. Chipolatas Ingredients Chipolata sausages Method Preheat your oven to 180°C and place sausages on a lightly greased baking tray. Cook for 35-40 minutes. Bacon Rolls Ingredients Streaky bacon Method Roll strips of bacon into spiral wraps. Place bacon rolls on a lightly greased baking tray and cook in oven at 180°C for 40 minutes. Chicory Leaves with Salsa Chicory leaves Ingredients for Salsa (vary quantities to taste) Fresh chopped tomatoes Fresh mango, chopped Fresh coriander, chopped Fresh spring onion, chopped Oil Lime juice to taste Method Arrange chicory leaves on a large plate. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spoon a dollop of salsa mix on to each chicory leaf as desired.


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Bread Sauce – Always a popular accompaniment to roast turkey, if only for lovely aromatic fug it sends up Ingredients: * 1 lt milk * 1 nutmeg — ½ whole, ½ grated. * 10 cloves * 2 red onions * 2 bay leaves * 250g breadcrumbs * 30g butter * 1 dollop of double cream * Salt and pepper Method: 1. Peel and cut onions in half and stud with cloves. 2. Place milk, nutmeg, onion and bay leaves into saucepan and season with salt and pepper. 3. Bring to the boil then remove from heat and allow to infuse in a warm place for 3-4 hours. 4. Later strain the liquid. 5. Stir breadcrumbs into strained milk and add ¾ of the butter. 6. Put sauce on a low heat, stirring occasionally until bread crumbs swell up and the sauce mixture thickens. 7. Remove from heat and stir in cream. 8. Pour into serving bowl and dot with butter. Keep warm until serving. MORE OF MARGARET’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS DINNER * Roast Potatoes * Cranberry and Plum Sauce * Glazed Ham * Stuffing * Roast Turkey


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts – Christmas dinner needs that special something to make it a memorable and delicious meal. Why not try a delicious combination of boiled sprouts and chestnuts. This pairing promises a mouth watering experience. Impress your family and friends by following the recipe below. Ingredients * 1 bag of sprouts * 200g box whole chestnuts (Merchant Gourmet) Method 1. Prepare sprouts and gently cook in boiling water for 6 minutes. Drain and return to hot pot and place lid on top to keep warm. Add small knob of butter. 2. Heat whole chestnuts in microwave for 1 ½ minutes then toss through sprouts and transfer to serving dish. MORE OF MARGARET’S WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS DINNER * Roast Potatoes * Cranberry and Plum Sauce * Glazed Ham * Stuffing * Roast Turkey


Christmas Dinner Recipe: Roast Potatoes – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without perfect crispy roast potatoes. I use a delicious blend of Scottish rapeseed oil and seasoning to give a slightly nutty flavour. Ingredients * 1 bag potatoes * Rock salt * Black pepper * Rapeseed oil Method 1. Peel and par (or partly) boil potatoes for 45 minutes until slightly soft. 2. Pat dry. 3. Place potatoes on a roasting tray covered in rapeseed oil, black pepper and rock salt. The potatoes will soak up oil. Leave for ten minutes then turn. 4. Roast in oven at a low heat for an hour before serving. When turkey comes out of oven turn heat down to 170° and leave to cook, turning occasionally. MORE OF MARGARET’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS DINNER * Cranberry and Plum Sauce * Glazed Ham * Stuffing * Roast Turkey

  • Measures 10 inches in diameter
  • Old British Castles is one of the best known patterns from Johnson Brothers
  • Johnson Brothers has Over a 100 years of experience in producing dinnerware and is know for its rich English Heritage and high quality Earthenware products
  • Durable for everyday use, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe

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This historical and traditional pattern, Old British Castles, is certainly one of the best known patterns from Johnson Brothers and has been in production since 1930. This holiday, indulge in the many joys of teh season, including a table beautifully set with Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas. This charming Victorian-style pattern now featuring pink and spruce green designs will make any holiday table instantly merry. A stunning statement for a fabulous meal…. More >>

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink 10-Inch Christmas Green Tree Dinner Plate

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