Christmas Meal Plan

Christmas Meal Timing Plan 🎄

Kitchens With Rosemary Shrager Christmas Table

Getting your food timings and prep right for Christmas Day can be stressful, so I have put this foolproof time plan together so you can get Christmas lunch on the table without getting flustered.

Christmas Eve

  • Stuff the turkey. Roll the rest of the stuffing into balls. Make the pigs in blankets. Chill both.
  • Put the blinis and sauces into the fridge to defrost overnight
  • Blanch the sprouts and orange zest, boil the carrots; cool and chill
  • Lay the table

Christmas Day

  • 6am -Take the stuffed turkey out of the fridge so it comes to room temperature before roasting. The sauces, gravadlax and blinis can be kept in a cool place, out of the fridge, too. Then go back to bed!
  • 9am Roast the turkey
  • Blanch the potatoes, ready to roast
  • Put the cranberry sauce and brandy butter into serving dishes
  • 12.30pm Increase the oven temperature to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.
  • Take out the cooked turkey, transfer to a carving board, cover with foil and rest
  • Roast the potatoes
  • Bake the stuffing balls
  • Reheat the bread sauce
  • Make the gravy
  • Finish the sprouts and carrots
  • 1pm Serve the blinis topped with the soured cream, gravadlax and dill. Put the Christmas pudding on to steam
  • 1.30pm Serve the roast turkey with trimmings and vegetables
  • 3pm Serve the Christmas pudding with the brandy butter

5pm Chill out!


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