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We’re counting down the days until the big man drops down the chimney… but after all the excitement of the big day, what are your plans?

For us, the Betwixtmas time means just one thing – leftovers! You know the story… cold cuts, half-finished (or should that be half-started) cheeseboards, moreish side dishes, and stuffing now with an extra bit of crunch.

Betwixtmas feasts full of flavour

Possibly one of the biggest bonuses to come out of Christmas Day, there’s no denying we all enjoy the leftovers from a Christmas feast; curries, bubble and squeak or a turkey and stuffing sandwich to name a few.

So don’t let those tasty table pleasers go to waste – that Twixmas week is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. With the meats already lovingly cooked and veggies roasted and toasted to perfection, twice-baked anything always tastes incredible!

That said, when it comes to New Year’s Eve, what are you planning on serving? Comfort food and hearty twice-cooked creations? A fancy feast? Or perhaps something that falls in the middle? If you’re in need of some inspiration, why not take a look at our range of delicious recipes with a taste to suit any and every guest at your table?

With Asian-inspired Dan Dan Noodles, American Baked Chicken Parmesan or Persian Lamb Tagine, we have lots of meal inspiration to bring in the new year with a bang and impress your friends and loved ones. Head over to our website to browse Chef Rosie’s recipes – her top tips and simple instructions take the stress out of the kitchen and put the pleasure onto your plates.

Roast Suckling Pig Day

When a calendar week kicks off with National Roast Suckling Pig Day, you know you’re going to be on to a winner – especially as the countdown to Christmas continues. Tender, juicy and the perfect feast for a pre-Christmas get-together, you can feed up to 20 adults with a single suckling pig or have a whole lot of leftovers to enjoy! And you know how we feel about those by now.

Pulled pork burritos, pork curry or even thrown into a stir fry, leftovers from this dish can be served in the following days so none go to waste! Simple to prepare but in need of the right timing to get the succulence inside and crispy, crunch on the outside, give the pig at least 1.5 hours in the oven. Due to the small size, and given your oven has the capacity, you can create a festive masterpiece worthy of a Medieval feast!

As well as tasting delicious, pork is a great source of vitamins including Zinc, B12 and B6 which help support the immune system, which we all need a little extra help with over the colder months. Despite the mystery surrounding how it came about, there is no doubt as to why this is celebrated as a delicacy every year.

If you fancy tucking into a stunning piece of pork as the festive spirit gathers pace, our champion butchers will be able to give you expert advice on cooking our selection of roasting joints, so you can serve them to perfection.

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