How to cook your Christmas Lunch in a slow Cooker.

How to cook Christmas lunch in a slow cooker.How to cook a turkey in a slow cooker

Just a quick update to share with you this story from the BBC website this morning. Anna Allatt has written a good article on the growing popularity of slow cookers. As an example of how useful they are and the merits of this way of cooking Anna demonstrates how to cook a turkey in a slow cooker.

Turkey can easily be a dry tasteless meat if you don’t get the cooking and prep just right. Slow cookers are a great way to cook cheaper cuts of meat  like pork shoulder and lamb shanks, but when you use one for a turkey the results seem to be very moist tender meat. The meat has also been cooked with the vegetables and some wine which should all help give the meat flavour.

The other great thing about cooking turkey this way is that it takes 12 hours. That means you can do all the prep and start it cooking nicely on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day you just need to use your main oven for roast potetoes etc.

You can find the full article over on the BBC Web Site. 

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Last minute special offers from Marks and Spencer’s

Marks and Spencer Voucher Codes and special offers.

I’ve just been notified of the last order dates for Christmas delivery from M&S and their last minute Christmas special offers. If you still have some shopping to do for Christmas these look like really great special offers.

Marks and Spencer Christmas Order Cutoff Dates for 2016

  • Standard delivery: 18th December – 6pm
  • Nominated da deliveryy: 22nd December – 6pm
  • Christmas Food To Order for New Years Eve: 20th December

Last minute Marks and Spencer special offers

 

Save £60 on Oudinto champagne.

This Marks and Spencer special offer is only available between Thursday 15th December 2016 11:37AM and Saturday 31th December 2016 11:59PM

Click here to visit http://www.marksandspencer.com/oudinot-brut-nv-champagne-case-of-6/p/p21126685?prevPage=plp&pdpredirect

 

 

 

 

20% off Prosecco and Bellante 00562126 and 00562072

This Marks and Spencer special offer is only available between Thursday 15th December 2016 11:36AM and Saturday 31th December 2016 11:59PM

Click here to visit http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/offers/this-months-offers

 

 

 

 

 

50% off or more on selected Beauty gifts

This Marks and Spencer special offer is only available between Thursday 15th December 2016 11:33AM and Monday 26st December 2016 11:59PM

Click here to visit http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/offers/50-off-selected-gifts-and-decorations/50-off-beauty

50% off selected Christmas Gifts, Decorations, Cards and Wrap.

This Marks and Spencer special offer is only available between Wednesday 14rd December 2016 04:58PM and Saturday 24th December 2016 11:59PM

Click here to visit http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/offers/50-off-selected-gifts-and-decorations/

Offers Apply online at marksandspencer.com and selected UK stores
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Cannot be used in conjunction with other discount codes or offers
Eligible products must have the same delivery address for promotion to apply
Promotion does not apply to delivery charges.
Please check delivery terms and conditions online
Refunds will take into account this discount
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Don’t like Sprouts? Then try this great alternative.

Maple Brussel Sprouts RecipeJust a quick blog post to share with you a video by Deliciously Ella this week.  I know a lot of people really don’t like traditional boiled Brussel Sprouts so Ella has come up with a great alternative. These Maple Brussels Sprouts with Potatoes, Hazelnuts and Pomegranates looks like a great way to cook them Christmas. Roasting them gives them incredible flavour, and they’ll look really colourful and Christmassy on your table.

If you like this recipe you will find lots more like this in the three cookery books written by Deliciously Ella.

If you give this alternative to traditional boiled sprouts a try do please leave a comment below to let us know what you and your guests thought of them.

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Thorntons special offer Half Price on Thorntons Essentials Bundle! NOW £30

Thorntons Voucher Codes and special offers.

Thorntons have been in touch to let me know thay are running a special offer promotion. Half Price on Thorntons Essentials Bundle! NOW £30.

http://www.thorntons.co.uk/chocolate-bundles/thorntons-essentials-bundle-54379.html

This Thorntons special offer is only available between Wednesday 23rd November 2016 09:00AM and Thursday 24th November 2016 08:59AM

Click here to visit http://www.thorntons.co.uk/chocolate-bundles/thorntons-essentials-bundle-54379.html

I have already purchased their beautiful Chocolate Advent Calendars for my children.  I love that Thorntons have used the Snowman to illustrate their advent calendar and hope that my little chocolate will love this picture as much as the yummy chocolates inside.

Thorntons Chocolate Advent Calendar

Thorntons Chocolate Advent Calendar

 

About Thorntons

About Thorntons is one of the leading chocolate gifts retailers in the UK, with a heritage that dates back to 1911 and chocolates that are adored the world over.

As well as stocking a range of favourites, like our Continental Chocolates, you can even have a message iced onto chocolates with their Alphabet Truffles. These days you can even upload a favourite photo onto a box, choose your favourite Thorntons chocolates and have them delivered direct to someone as a brilliant….and hassle free gift.

Click here to visit http://www.thorntons.co.uk/chocolate-bundles/thorntons-essentials-bundle-54379.html

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Jamie Oliver Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Just spotted this post from Jamie Oliver about his Gluten-free Christmas pudding recipe which is just in time for store up Sunday.

Even if you don’t normally eat gluten free this recipe sounds great if you just want a lighter Christmas Pudding this year.

You can see the recipe here

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