Who Likes Brussel Sprouts Anyway?

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a full Christmas lunch and all the trimmings! Whether your family has traditional turkey, a joint of beef or even a nut roast you’ll need the right equipment to ensure your family meal is a success. Very have got all the right ingredients for your kitchen this Christmas and I’m going to show you a few of my favourite items to make your life just that little bit easier.

Kitchen knives are the tools that can truly make preparation quicker, more accurate and ultimately easier meaning you can spend more time enjoying the food than preparing it. It really is worth investing in a decent set of knives and these Amefa Sabatier Trompette 5-piece Black Knife Block will help you no end. They’re great for precision cutting and provided they are kept sharp will last a lifetime. Remember, a blunt knife is much more dangerous than a really sharp one.

Kitchen scales are another crucial part of your kit, especially with stir-up Sunday approaching fast. Nothing will affect your baking more than getting your measurements just right and these Typhoon Vintage Scales not only look great, but are the most accurate way of weighing your ingredients to guarantee a successful bake.

Now if you’re cooking for a big family Christmas you may be looking for pots and pans that can accommodate just a few more potatoes than usual! This Ready Steady Cook Stainless Steel 3-Tier Steamer Set is ideal as it only takes up one hob space and yet it can cook 3 types of vegetables, which makes it quicker and most cost effective too. For the main event you’ll be looking for a good size roaster, ideally non-stick which will help with your gravy preparation. This Prestige Roast ‘n’ Rack is just the job and will house a large turkey no problem.

If like my family you like to take your roast potatoes straight to the table (so everyone can fight over the crispiest ones!) you’ll be looking for some stylish oven to tableware. Very have a really great selection and I particularly favour the new This Morning Collection by Prestige. The Large Oval dish is a lovely plum shade in a great curved shape, it is also incredibly versatile. Not content with simply being suitable for oven use, it can also go in the microwave, refrigerator and freezer or under the grill. Best yet, it’s safe to take it from the freezer to the oven! It is oven safe up to 240°C/475°F (gas mark 9) and it’s dishwasher safe – hurrah!

Finally if you’re spending all that time in the kitchen you’ll be wanting one of these fabulous Le Creuset Chef’s Apron so you really feel the part!


 Let’s hope you get lots of little helpers to give a hand…x

22nd November 2011
Written by Very_Lauren