Christmas isn’t Christmas without turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, glazed ham, Christmas pudding, and brandy butter… but it all takes work. A lot of work.
And while it's not the worst cooking up the dinner for all the fam, wouldn't you rather be able to socialise with everyone watching Love Actually while the dinner sorts itself out?
Here's where the Christmas in a Box comes in...
Christmas in a Box from The Butler's Pantry contains all the elements for a gorgeous Christmas Dinner, including smoked salmon and Goatsbridge smoked trout terrine, a crown of Healy’s free-range bronze turkey with traditional stuffing, a loin of free-range bacon, vegetables, potatoes and all the trimmings, with either Christmas pudding or a toffee and pecan meringue roulade to finish.
It's €300 and serves 8-10 people
That's actually seriously good value by our calculations considering all the extra food bits you end up throwing in your trolley out of sheer panic...
Here's what you get (it's a LOT)
Smoked Salmon & Goatsbridge Smoked Trout Terrine (served with lime crème fraîche)
Guinness Brown Bread (2)
The Butler’s Pantry Cucumber Pickle
Full Crown Healy’s Free-range Bronze Turkey with Traditional Stuffing (comes in two pieces for ease of cooking)
Prime Cut Loin of Free-range Bacon, Honey Mustard Glaze (cooked, ready to glaze)
Vegetables (prepared and ready to cook)
Ready-prepared Fresh Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Bacon & Almond Butter (2)
Carrot Batons, Fresh Tarragon & Lemon Butter (2)
Ready to Roast Winter Root Vegetables, Garlic, Thyme and Rosemary (2)
Ready to Roast Potatoes, Duck Fat, Thyme (2)
Vegetables (cooked and ready to heat)
Braised Red Cabbage, Star Anise, Cinnamon (1)
The Butler’s Pantry Gravy - made from our own turkey & roast vegetable stock, finished with red wine & thyme, (2)
The Butler’s Pantry Cranberry Chutney – perfect with Christmas meats (1)
1100g Traditional Handmade Christmas Pudding full of the plumpest fruits, the crunchiest nuts and the finest spices, suitable for vegetarians
Brandy Butter – to accompany, also delicious with mince pies (2)
For the Non-pudding Person
Toffee Pecan Meringue Roulade – the perfect alternative
They also do a Christmas dinner for two and lots of other yum canapes. Check out the full range here.