Your Christmas lunch time plan

Get even more organised this Christmas with this easy-to-follow time plan.

Your Christmas lunch time plan

Your Christmas lunch time plan: To eat nibbles at 1pm, with lunch at 2pm


Find all of the recipes for this miraculous make-ahead lunch here.




  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Soak the muslin for the turkey in the saffron butter and lay over the turkey.


  • Calculate the cooking time and put the turkey in to roast.


  • Turn the oven down to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4.



  • Melt the goose fat in the oven for a couple of minutes and put the potatoes in to roast.
  • Remove the muslin from the turkey for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve the clementine cocktails and nibbles.



  • Remove the turkey from the oven and leave to rest on a platter, loosely covered with foil. Increase the oven temperature for the potatoes and root veg to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6.


  • Put the assembled apples in to roast.
  • Stir the honey and mustard mix through the root veg and put in the oven to roast.
  • Finish the winter greens with crispy bacon.



  • Remove everything from the oven.
  • Sprinkle herb salt over the potatoes.
  • Serve Christmas lunch.


  • Remove the pudding from the steamer.


  • Serve the pudding and Calvados cream.

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