Christmas Eve 2010

So it’s finally Christmas Eve, and I’ve managed to sit down for a few minutes with a cup of coffee and a chance to update my blog.   This year I ordered our Free Range Turkey from the local farm shop and it looks lovely…  The husband did his duty and went and picked it up yesterday.

It came with a really well written and informative leaflet from www.totallytraditionalturkey.com.  The turkey was nicely presented in a box, wrapped in cooking parchment paper and as you can see finished with a couple of sprigs of rosemary.

This afternoon I’ll be enjoying a cosy afternoon in the kitchen cooking sausage rolls, preparing vegetables and getting the turkey ready for the morning.  I’m going to remove the legs and then fillet the bones out and then stuff the meat where the bone was with sausage meat and sage.  I then wrap this with tin foil and let it set in the fridge over night.  You can then cook these legs separately, and because the leg always takes the longest to cook it helps you avoid over cooking the rest of the bird.

To help me while I work and to get into the Christmas spirit I’ll be turning into the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols live from the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge at 15:00 on Radio 4.

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well, try not to worry too much and make sure you enjoy it.

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