Christmas Eve food preparations

Now that Christmas Eve is here, the more you can get done today, the easier the cooking will be on Christmas Day.  Here is your essential guide to Christmas Eve food preparations. Here are a few things you can make sure are ready on Christmas Eve:

  • Make your mince pies and sausage rolls
  • Make the stuffing of your choice, such as sage and onion stuffing, and keep in the fridge
  • Get out your chipolata sausages and roll up your bacon and keep in the fridge
  • Spend time to prepare your vegetables – you can put them into pots/pans, wrap well in cling film and keep in a cool place
  • You can peel you potatoes, cover with ice cold water and add a few slices of lemon, which will keep your potatoes white
  • Make sure you have your drinks chilling nicely in the fridge (I’m sure no-one will mind if you open a bottle and have a well deserved drink for all your troubles!)

Christmas Eve can be a hard days work but it will be worth it and cooking lunch on Christmas Day will be much more enjoyable for you.

Don’t forget to check out our Christmas lunch guide and menu for any last minute ideas or inspiration.

Last of all, here’s wishing you a very happy Christmas and that you have the best Christmas lunch ever.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas menu setting

Christmas recipes

Chipolata sausages

These chipolata sausages are common in the UK and are most often associated with Christmas time. However, they are great at any time of the year.  They are often relatively thin and short in size.  Chipolata sausages are quick and easy to cook and taste great. There really is no excuse for not putting them...

Christmas pudding

This recipe is for christmas pudding, often referred to as christmas pud and xmas pud. However you name it, this christmas food recipe tastes fantastic.

Last minute Christmas cooking

Last minute Christmas cooking advice to ensure your preparations for cooking over the festive period go smoothly and are as stress-free as possible!

Bread sauce

This recipe for bread sauce is quick and easy to make. This bread sauce recipe uses breadcrumbs and a cloute to make a delicious sauce.

Brandy sauce

This recipe is for brandy sauce. If looking for brandy sauce recipes, this straightforward recipe should be ideal.

Christmas lunch menu and guide

Here is your essential Christmas lunch menu and guide. Top tips to ensure your Christmas lunch is fantastic with our great tasting menu.

Turkey gravy

This gravy recipe is for a turkey gravy. If looking for recipes for gravy, this turkey gravy will be ideal.

Carving turkey

The turkey has been roasted, removed from the oven, covered loosely with tin foil to keep warm and been allowed to rest, and everything else is cooked and ready to dish up. So, it’s time to carve the turkey. Hopefully you have found room somewhere to warm your dinner plates.

Mince pies

This cake recipe is for mince pies. If you are looking for a mince pies recipe, this recipe is all you need.

Sage and onion stuffing

Sage and onion stuffing is a great accompaniment to any roast dinner meal, including your Christmas lunch. This uses a sage and onion mix for the stuffing.