I’m feeling unusually relaxed for the run-up to Christmas. Mostly because I’ve just ordered my whole Christmas lunch in a couple of clicks, and I’ll have no peeling, chopping, stuffing or stressing to do on the day. A couple of years ago, I used Cook for the first time for my Christmas lunch and it was fantastic: easy, delicious, full of better than home-cooked taste, and it meant that I didn’t have to spend my Christmas day getting sweaty and cross in the kitchen. I’ve ordered it again this year, and the additional benefit for us is that I even know now, a week in advance, how many carbs will be in the whole meal!
If you haven’t tried Cook food before, it’s brilliantly time-saving, delicious frozen food, home-cooked and delivered to your door, and they do a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. So this year, we’ll be having stuffed crown of turkey, roast potatoes, parmesan roast parsnips, honey glazed carrots with thyme, slow-cooked gravy, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and cranberries, pigs in blankets and stuffing, with barely any more effort than the wave of a magic wand.
Given that I cook for the other 364 days in a year, I’ve nothing to prove on Christmas day. And as my boys are growing older, family time is more and more precious. I would rather spend time playing Mario Kart 8 with them than carb-counting home-made gravy.
So Merry Christmas everyone. May you all have a fun, relaxed holiday season, and whatever you’re having for your Christmas lunch, bolus and enjoy!
Cook’s Christmas lunch carbs per portion:
- Stuffed turkey crown: 6g
- Stuffing: 9g
- Roast potatoes: 25g
- Parmesan roast parsnips: 14g
- Gravy: 7g
- Pigs in blankets: 2g
- Honey & thyme carrots: 16g
- Sprouts with chestnuts & cranberries: 11g
- Total main course: 90g