So imagine how much pleasure I've gained from watching Kirstie and Phil's Perfect Christmas! Bless their posh little hearts.
Yes it's all very idealistic and cutesy, but then surely that's what Chrsitmas brings out in all of us? Well I'm not complaining because they've been making some delicious food and cocktails (not that their property experience gives them much qualification in this area..) that have inspired me. In particular, this aweseome ham that was on tonight's show.
They poached it for seven hours in a broth of spices, apples and cider, then finished it off in the oven whilst basting with a honey, mustard and cinnamon glaze. Come on, now. Put that on your table Christmas Day and you are going to have one serious feast.
I'm definitely giving this one a go!
Full recipe can be found at www.channel4.com