Christmas post 1December 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Posted in Ingredients, Local Produce | Comments Off
Tags: Christmas, Goose, Meat, Online, Sprouts, Vegetable
|Christmas food is one of the best things about the festive season, but thinking about everything I needed was just making my head spin. But today I can happily report I have successfully purchased some of the most important foods…|
As my hubstar and I are hosting Christmas at Chez-Moi this year I’ve been busily planning what I want to get in for the main meal but also making sure we have good food for the whole festive season.
For Christmas Day we’re having Goose, firstly because we like it! But also it was the main choice of Christmas dinner meat until the Victorian era so in a way it feels a little bit more traditional… and… my brother gets to cook turkey from mid-November until Christmas so it’s a lovely change for him too.
Today I have ordered my Christmas goose and it feels like a weight has been lifted. I have a fresh, local free-range bird arriving on Thursday 22 December, all from my favourite Local Farm Box. So while sorting that I’ve also pre-ordered my vegetables, the Great Seasons Box along with satumas, real butter, tomatoes and the compulsory Brussel Sprouts on the stalk. And if I’ve forgotten anything I can just add to my order – perfect!
While on a roll I have also placed an online order for some meat, I’ve been wanting to try this for a while so I hope it will be good; prices were fair and quality should be so much better than from the supermarket. Eat Great Meat is not local to me but a good recommendation and that goes along way. I’ve ordered my chipolatas and bacon for Christmas day Pigs In Blankets as well as a Small Monthly Meat Box which includes a selection of beef and lamb, pork and chicken. And at the moment you can get 10% off your first three orders just by entering your email address on the homepage. I will of course review it all for you!
So tonight I’m content I have ticked some big things off my Christmas list, tomorrow’s task will be the Christmas Cards or the Decorations or the Present Wrapping… oh yes the list still goes on!