“You can get a good Christmas dinner from a supermarket!” says supermarket
Lumpy gravy and soggy veg, Christmas dinner is served!
MILLIONS of families will chomp their way through a disastrous Christmas lunch this year – and it could well be down to lumpy gravy or soggy vegetables.
Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and overdoing the veg are pitfalls that can beset even the most organised households over the festive period.
Busy hosts also admit to forgetting to put things in the oven or even to turn the oven on, leading to red faces all round.
Christmas is coming, and with it comes that all important family meal. You know the drill by now. This time around, it’s Nathan Rao of the Express (although he likely contributed barely a word to this article) telling us that our family Christmas dinner will be a disaster, with hapless chefs around the country monumentally screwing the pooch when it comes to all manner of culinary tasks.
Given the complexity of a Christmas meal, it’s just a shame there’s nobody out there offering to lend a hand and provide shortcuts to those budding-Blumenthals.
A survey by food supermarket Iceland found that 12 per cent of Britons now refuse to cook a Christmas lunch following a previous disaster.
Iceland spokesman Nigel Broadhurst said: “Being in charge of preparing and cooking the Christmas lunch is a daunting task for most of us.
“There is usually a houseful of hungry people waiting for the meal, which is one of the highlights of the year.
I wonder if Iceland, the supermarket, have anything to help avoid that Christmas dinner disaster.