So, we’re onto our ninth tip from –
12 Tips for a gorgeous, no fuss, foodie Christmas
Tip #1 was all about the cake.
Tip #2 was about making a few meals to stash in the freezer for over Christmas
Tip #3 was the joy of handmade food gifts
Tip #4 was the wonders of freezing uncooked mince pies so that they are ready at the drop of a hat
Tip #5 was a prepare-ahead alternative dessert if Christmas pudding just isn’t your thing
Tip #6 was flying the flag for freeze-ahead roast potatoes
Tip #7 was prepare ahead vegetable side dishes
Tip #8 was about making some good choices when you stock up your fridge and cupboards for Christmas and now here’s the next one –
Tip #9 – No need to wait until Christmas dinner to prepare your gravy. Make it days or even weeks beforehand.
Let’s be blunt. This make-ahead gravy is my most significant Christmas dinner game changer. It’s the tip that makes my heart sing – it really is the answer to my ‘no fuss on the day’ prayers.
But before we get into the detail, let’s address the elephant in the room … I know, I know, you may well have confused the photo above for a rather lovely picture of … chocolate sauce. Delicious chocolate sauce I agree. Chocolate sauce served in a gravy boat admittedly, but definitely more chocolate sauce than gravy.
It was only when I went to edit the photos that it struck me and by then the gravy had been sitting in the freezer for a good few hours. Now I realise that I needed a few visual clues in the photo – a sprig of rosemary maybe, even a few slices of turkey or perhaps a sprout or two. Next time I’ll be on it but until then let’s talk gravy … while we secretly dream of chocolate sauce!…