Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recommends that you rest your roasted turkey for up to an hour before serving - which gives you valuable time to finish off your roast potatoes and other trimmings. Just set aside and cover in tin foil to keep warm. Hugh says: "You may well have heard it before. And you may have dismissed it as some slightly cheffy bit of fuss. In fact, it is beyond doubt that resting the roast changes the eating quality of the meat, leaving it tender, juicier and therefore more flavoursome."
If you've ever hosted Christmas, you've probably had a moment where you can't get everything in the oven, no matter how you arrange the various trays and dishes. It’s important to avoid overcrowding the oven because things won't cook as they should. When it comes to roast potatoes, make sure there's plenty of space between them. If you pile them up on top of each other, they'll steam when what you want is for to them fry in the bottom of the roasting tray. Most veg can be kept warm if wrapped in foil, to make way for other dishes.
A little help from your friends
Sharing is caring so why not ask someone else to take care of dessert and on the day itself guests will be happy to help with laying and clearing the table and washing up. It will lighten your load and mean you get to relax a bit after dinner too!
Food for later
When did anyone ever need another meal on Christmas Day? It just doesn't make sense to start laying out a huge spread for later when you've only finished eating your dinner a couple of hours ago. So, step away from the kitchen and relax with the family. If you're worried your guests will get hungry (and that's really unlikely, especially with all the nibbles hanging around) why not get in some delicious organic cheese and serve it up with some chutney and crackers later in the evening.
We hope these six simple tips help your celebrations go as smoothly as possible and that you enjoy feeding your happy with organic this Christmas! For more festive inspiration, browse our recipes which are packed with great ideas for making the most of organic food and drink.