Jessica Dady - goodtoknow's Senior Recipes Assistant
Christmas morning my mum is up before all of us and the turkey is in the oven straight away. We open our prezzies first followed by a Christmas breakfast; a classic fry-up and a variety of pastries, muffins etc and of course, a glass or 2 of bucks fizz.
Then it's time to get dressed up, pop on the Christmas tunes and set the table. Me and my sister prep the veggies and the roast potatoes (her speciality!) and mum starts the cooking.
Dinner is usually at 2-3pm depending on which grandparents are popping over (they all have their own time preferences!) My dad has the job of carving the turkey whilst mum plates everything up and me, my brother and sister organise the table and keep the grandparents entertained.
Dinner is followed by a trio of desserts; Christmas trifle, chocolate log and Christmas pudding (which we cover in brandy and set alight!) - I have to have a bit of all of them!
You think that we'd be full after all this but NO. Champagne, cheese and crackers, mints, Baileys, Celebrations and choccy biscuits are on the menu for the rest of the day and sometimes even a sneaky packet of crisps. I find the trick is to wear something stretchy around the waistline and embrace or as my nan would say'?let it all hang loose!' haha
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