Christmas dinner can take hours to plan and cook, but one handy online calculator launched by the experts at Campbells Meat could help make the process much easier.
Christmas is widely considered one of the most joyous times of the year – especially when it’s spent surrounded by the company of loved ones.
However, cooking the all-important dinner on the big day can be stressful. Getting to grips with all the different dishes and the time they all take to cook is enough to make anyone stressed out. But it doesn’t have to ruin your day, as there’s a simple solution that’s been launched by the experts at Campbells Meat.
The experts created an online Christmas dinner calculator that is said to save people up to two hours in the kitchen this Christmas, which is handy, given that a survey carried out by the online butchers revealed that two-thirds of people in the UK spend over two hours cooking Christmas dinner, with the average time spent cooking being 2.7 hours.
However, there’s no need to spend that much time in the kitchen, as you can use the calculator to really nail your timings and maximise your downtime.
The Daily Record reported that Stevie Cheape, head chef at Campbells Meat, said: “Cooking for your family and friends on Christmas Day can be quite stressful, with lots of moving parts the dedicated chef for the day can end up spending a lot of time in the kitchen and not around the tree.
“We have created a Christmas dinner calculator that will help families save time in the kitchen. Simply input your chosen Christmas meat , vegetables and sides, select your serving time and watch the calculator create your step-by-step timing chart.
“The Christmas timing guide states it should only take up to 1.5 hours to prepare and cook your Christmas dinner after you’ve let your meat cook for a set amount of time. So, you can place your meat in the oven and come back to finish the rest later.”
First, you need to select your Christmas dinner meat. You can choose from options ranging from lamb to turkey. Then, you can select a range of vegetables and side dishes, such as roast potatoes, carrots and stuffing.
Finally, choose what time you’d like your Christmas dinner to be served at, and you’ll be presented with a step-by-step guide on how to cook everything. You can also save time shopping by pre-ordering your Christmas meat and fish, as well as starters and sides, online, with delivery straight to your door.