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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]


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The average Christmas menu – sprouts and peas in, cranberry sauce and broccoli out

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The British Christmas menu has been decided, with the average family tucking into prawn cocktail, turkey breast and Christmas pudding on the big day, a survey and infographic has revealed. Although most of the traditions have remained over the years, cranberry sauce and bread sauce are now off the menu – along with broccoli, cauliflower [...]


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One in six have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch

One in six British adults have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch, according to a study. Researchers found the average family resorts to using packet-based or jarred ingredients to make evening meals at least four times a week. Instead of using fresh ingredients such as spices, seasoning and home-made sauces, two thirds of people admit they [...]


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TV dinners- 60% of meals now eaten in front of the television

Six out of ten meals consumed in homes are eaten in front of the television, it has been revealed. Research has shown millions of families have all but abandoned the dining table, and now retire to the sofa to enjoy their meal. It also emerged more than one third of us regularly eat meals in [...]


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Wave-ing goodbye- Home-cooked ‘fast-food’ replacing microwave meals

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Busy Brits are ditching microwave meals in favour of home-cooked ‘fast food’, research has revealed. Worries about the cost and their diet mean that people are now cooking something quick from scratch, such as a stir-fry or omelette, instead of reaching for the staple microwave ready-meal when they are short of time. The study, conducted [...]


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Christmas Dinner- 40% admit they won’t quite reach perfection

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We’ll soon all be striving to complete the biggest cooking challenge of the year- but million will fail to perfect the Christmas dinner this year, a study has found. Research revealed around four out of ten people who have cooked a Christmas dinner in the past are yet to pull off the ideal feast. The [...]


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The 51-hour Christmas List- the average mums to-do list

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The average mum will have spent a staggering 51 hours preparing for Christmas by the time the big day arrives, a study has shown. The research revealed the equivalent of more than two days will be spent choosing, purchasing and wrapping presents, making nativity costumes for the kids and taking care of the food shopping. [...]


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Making a meal of it- families only sit down to dinner twice a week

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The majority of families only manage to all sit down together for dinner twice a week – OR LESS, a survey has revealed. Extended working hours, lengthy commutes and kids commitments mean families never get home at the same time and rarely eat their evening meal together. The study found that 10% of families NEVER [...]


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