We had 8 friends including two children over for Christmas dinner . We ordered dinner for ten a few days ago. My husband went to pick it up at 3:30. Everything was ready including a very efficient delivery system at Next - he didn't even have to get out of the car . Everything packaged in foil pans ready to stick in the oven to reheat . The turkey was a magnificent bird, perfectly cooked, moist and flavourful. Veggies (carrots and green and yellow beans) still had a lovely bit of crunch left . Mashed potatoes were divine. Gravy looked and tasted like there was a bit of whole grain mustard in it , just enough to make it interesting. There was an animated discussion at dinner as to whether the bread stuffing should be called a dressing rather than stuffing, but all agreed that it was delicious. Lots went back for seconds. The final act was a traditional mince meat pie that was a real hit with the guests . Well the whole meal was a big hit with the guests, and the hosts who were very happy to have had a relaxing day. And we have the leftovers!
Thank you very much Mr and Mrs Blackie, you may have just started a new Christmas tradition in our house!