Christmas! A time for family, presents and feasting until your stomach can't take any more. But what about us? Gone are the days I could just eat whatever is plonked in front of me and now I have to plan carefully weeks in advance.
Christmas day itself will involve going tomy boyfriend's parents' and I will be taking along some sort of gravy mix and Mrs. Crimble's sage and onion stuffing mix. I have also found a great gf tarta called Almondy, which is available from the freezer section in Sainsburys. They make an amazing range of gluten free desserts but the one I am particularly interested in has Daim bar pieces in it. Yum!
Boxing day is a whole different kettle of fish, for I am cooking! For no real reason, I ordered a goose from Sainsburys a couple of weeks ago and will be picking it up tomorrow. A goose, for goodness sake! What on earth am I going to do with that? I think I got a bit carried away with the whole romance of a sumptuous boxing day feast, evidence for this is in the fact that I also ordered a venison striploin! I am happy that I have now found a recipe for red wine gravy, which I intend to completely rip off and use rice flour instead of cornflour. I also intend to copy a recipe for profiteroles from Delicious magazine, only using gf flour to make the pastry. I have never done this before and whether I ever will do again will depend on how this goes. There's nothing like experimenting with recipes on the day, rather then doing a "dry" run! The filling should be easy, as they will (should) contain a salted caramel cream. I will post again after the big day with my tales of disaster / success!
Please feel free to share any tips you might have with me. I hope your Christmas day cooking goes well and that you all have a fun, healthy and fulfilling Christmas.