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Christmas Sides

So you have finally decided between turkey, goose and roast beef for Christmas dinner but now what to serve with it? And what will the vegetarians eat?

There are all sorts of sides and extras from traditional Brussels sprouts or a delicious potato bake made with seeded mustard, what ever you choose sometimes the little extras can make all the difference. And some can be cooked in advance to save time on the big day.

real roasties

real roasties

Here are a list of in season sides for Christmas that will not only make your Christmas dinner but help support a local British food community.

  1. Parsnips – Mashed with a bit of pepper and butter or roasted with honey or parmesan
  2. White or green Cabbage – Steamed and served with black pepper or peas
  3. Brussel Sprouts – Gently cook with butter and bacon
  4. Potatoes – Roasted or mashed and topped with homemade gravy. (You can peel, chop, par boil and freeze these weeks in advance then defrost and roast on the day.)
  5. Leek – Gently cooked with black pepper and butter
  6. Cauliflower – Made into a cauliflower bake with leeks and baked to perfection
  7. Roasted winter veg

    Roasted winter veg

  8. Carrots and swede – you can chop and boil these with just enough water to cover the veg. When cooked mash like potatoes with butter, pepper and salt to taste. (this can be done the days before and baked on the day.)
  9. pumpkin and squash – these can be peeled chopped and simply roasted like potatoes. To relieve the pressure on the day these can be roasted with the potatoes the day before then heated in the oven while the meat is ‘rested’ after roasting.

All are easy to cook so you can concentrate on all the important things for Christmas. And relax!

More varieties of cheese that the French!

More varieties of cheese that the French!

For those of you who love the best of British Cheese take a look at our Artisan Cheese page to find all your cheesy needs before Christmas.

Take a peek at our discount code page and browse 90+ artisan producers offering 10% or more discount. Once you have found what you want use code BB1.

If you would like to win a prize please add a video recipe to our KIS (Keep it simple) Cookery section. Perhaps recipes on how to use up leftovers to help other people reduce waste! Or film mum making her speciality.

Whatever happens we wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS

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