5. Turn the cooked turkey upside down to rest and cover with tin foil
This is an excellent trick to make sure that the turkey is juicy and succulent the whole way through.
6. Do a trial run beforehand
Any excuse to have Christmas dinner more than once before the big day arrives – we’re all for it! To guarantee the perfect Christmas meal, perhaps you could experiment in the kitchen in the weeks prior, to see what works and what doesn’t.
7. Get others to help
Cooking is much more enjoyable when it’s a joint effort, and on Christmas Day when stress levels are rising in the kitchen, don’t struggle alone – enlist the help of your nearest and dearest. Perhaps have one person in charge of the turkey whilst another takes care of the vegetables.
8. Have a washing up helper
Admittedly the worst task after a sumptuous Christmas feast has rendered us too full-up with delicious food to lift even a finger, it’s the dreaded washing up. But, it’s got to be done, so make it as painless as possible and assign one person to wash up whilst everyone else grabs a tea towel to dry the dishes.