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Now that we’re in December, the countdown to Christmas can officially begin…
From the main feast to the treats we leave out for Father Christmas, food is a massive part of the festive experience. When stocking up your fridge, choosing local (and hopefully organic) retailers, such as ourselves, will support the local economy and be kinder on the environment.
It’s the one time of the year when we can really indulge in tasty foods – so, how can our range of organic products play a part in your festive menu?
There are many traditional starters when it comes to the beginning of the Christmas Day meal, but prawn cocktail tends to be a winner in most households.
The tasty dish is usually served on a bed of shredded lettuce, but if you want to jazz it up a bit, you can add extras to your salad with sliced veggies such as cucumber, avocado, spring onion or radish. Add a wedge of lemon if wanted, and serve with small slices of sourdough bread on the side.
If fish isn’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a portion of soup to help line the stomach before the turkey comes out.
Breaking Bread and P & V Bakers are our local bread suppliers and could provide fresh loaves to accompany your starters for the big day. Bread deliveries will be made as normal on December 23rd and 24th.
Of course, bread isn’t complete without butter – we have been churning hard to and can guarantee plenty of stock to meet your festive needs. Nothing comes near our butter for taste. Enjoy!
The most important part – the main course.
A traditional Christmas dinner features turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables, but other types of poultry or roast beef are also used by many cooks too.
It’s an age-old debate, but in our eyes, Christmas dinner isn’t complete without a good old Yorkshire pudding. Only needing our award-winning milk, some organic free-range eggs and plain flour, it couldn’t be easier to make them from scratch.
For your greens, make sure to shop organic, as not only are you helping the environment, but they’re also better for your body.
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For many, there’s only one choice when it comes to dessert – an iconic Christmas pud, which originated way back in the 14th Century and should include 13 ingredients! One for Jesus and each of his Disciples. An impressive figure and a lot of work – so why not let Lea at Burtree Puddings bake an award-winning one for you.
That just leaves some homemade brandy sauce to help it go down. An easy mix of organic butter and eggs, sugar, plain flour and brandy or rum, it’s the perfect accompaniment which can be made up to a week in advance – simply cover and chill.
Or, if brandy isn’t your thing, why not try some Acorn Dairy single or double cream?
Did someone say cheese and crackers?
Once your dinner has settled and you’re winding down with a Christmas film, you may be fancying a little snack – and Lye Cross Farm mild and mature cheddar is a great topping for any cracker.
If you were lucky enough to order the Limited Edition Organic Shorthorn Blue made with our milk, which is now sold out, we are very jealous. Our personal stash has been snaffled by the admin team to fulfil customer orders. Enjoy!
We hope our Acorn Dairy inspired Christmas menu has helped you get some ideas for your dinner over the festive period.
To amend your order with some of the tasty treats listed above, visit https://www.acorndairy.co.uk/get-in-touch/.