2 weeks before
- Do your basic store-cupboard shopping - keep these supplies separate from the rest of your food, or you might be without some essentials on the big day! But don't stress either - shops are open on Christmas Eve so it's not the end of the world if you forget something.
- Time-saver: Make bread sauce and stuffing (or stuffing balls) and freeze.
- Time-saver: Good, home-made chicken stock is much tastier than stock cubes - freeze in ½-litre batches.
- Time-saver: Chipolatas (sausages wrapped in bacon) are a must-have - make them now and freeze.