As the famous line from Billy Mack in Love Actually goes ... "Christmas is all around me" and that means it probably is for you too?
Last minute Christmas shopping stress, that Christmas song on the radio yet again and tinsel stuck to your desk? With only a week to go, it's time to forget all of this and look forward to setting the dinner table and dreaming about all the indulgent food and drink we are allowed to consume over the festive period!
Busier than Santa?
With 6 private dining events over Christmas and the New Year, including a Kosher menu in the Cotswolds and a 5 day private chef booking for a lovely family near Marlborough - TSP are going to need to borrow a magic reindeer or two.
If you are looking for some inspiration, we have popped our choice of Christmas lunch menu below and a gallery of images from previous years to get you in the mood, you're welcome!
Hot smoked trout with parsnip slaw and pickled pear
Roast free range turkey with crispy bacon, your favourite roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, maple cured bacon wrapped chipolatas, braised red cabbage, buttered sprouts with lardons, apricot & sage stuffing and a rich gravy
Christmas pudding parfait with redcurrants and Winter berry compote
A cheeseboard of your favourites with tomato chilli jam and oatcakes
Homemade mince pies with brandy butter
If your Christmas involves some of the above, or none, whatever you are cooking ... plan in advance, get the family peeling the spuds and make sure a glass of something fizzy is always at hand!
Have a very Merry Christmas, from all of us here at Two Simmering Pans xx