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Has anyone used 'Cook' for their Christmas Dinner?

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ShesAStar Fri 23-Sep-16 14:20:16

We are hosting Christmas this year and would love to minimise the amount of time cooking, preparing etc. I remember last year Cook were doing a Christmas package - anyone tried it? What did you think?

BowiesBlueEye Fri 23-Sep-16 14:29:24

MIL ordered this 2 years ago. It was ok...the desserts were delicious but the potatoes weren't as nice as home made ones.

ShesAStar Fri 23-Sep-16 14:33:33

Hmmm, the potatoes are important, was the turkey nice?

BowiesBlueEye Fri 23-Sep-16 14:37:16

If I'm completely honest I don't really remember. Last year we did it all from Aldi and it was bloody lovely.

The year we had Cooks stuff I do remember everyone grabbing the homemade roasties that I'd made to top up. The veg sides were all a bit meh too.

Highly recommend the lemon roulade though!

Merrylegs Fri 23-Sep-16 14:51:54

I am veggie and was hosting last year so I ordered the stuffed turkey crown, pigs in blankets and gravy. The meat eaters said it was delicious. I also got the nut roast which was really good actually - said it served three but actually served 5 easily and was v tasty. I did my own veg but my roast pots took aaages sharing the oven with the crown.

Paffle Fri 23-Sep-16 14:56:55

I've done it and also eaten it at PILs'. It's ok but not yummy, scrummy. But quite easy obvs.

roseteapot101 Fri 23-Sep-16 15:06:22

handy tip leg of lamb is delicious in the slow cooker and leave more room in oven.250ml hot water with a beef oxo,chopped onion the lamb and lea perins high 6hrs

pork shoulder can also be done 250ml hot water with a chicken oxo,onion low 8-10hrs

they taste great and make cooking so much easier .Make a trifle for dessert these can be made day before and kept in fridge.

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