Christmas Food Hacks To Save You Time And Impress Your Guests

05/12/2014 10:18 GMT | Updated 07/12/2015 16:59 GMT
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Being the host on Christmas day kind of sucks.

While everyone else is admiring their presents you're panicking about whether or not the turkey will be cooked by 2pm.

Then as your guests settle down to watch the Queen and play a board game after the main meal, you're fussing over the sweet treats for later.

But never fear oh stressed one, this year will be different.

Christmas, after all, is about spending time with the ones you love, so we bring you our top Christmas cooking hacks to save you time (and impress your guests).

1. Slow cook your turkey overnight using this recipe

roast turkey

2. Use toothpicks to create quick fun snacks

How cute are these?! Healthy and easy...works for me! Have any class parties coming up? These would be perfect.

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3. Prepare and cook vegetables in advance and microwave them hot (a dollop of gravy and we guarantee no one will realise)

microwave vegetables

4. Use cookie cutters to create festive pancakes

Use cookie cutters to make interesting pancake shapes! #foodhacks #breakfast

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5. Make stuffing in muffin tins for equal portions that are easy to serve

6. Having ice cream with your pudding? Cut it with a knife instead of battling with a scoop

7. Save time peeling potatoes by boiling them first

8. Make gravy before the 25th using a recipe like this.

gravy

9. Use ice cream cones to make edible trees

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