In my house, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without my mum setting the alarm for stupid o'clock in the morning so she can hop put of bed and into the kitchen to put our bigger-than-the-oven-turkey in to roast.
Having spent the night before giving the old bird (ahem, that's the turkey) a good stuffing, slavering her in unquantifiable amounts of butter, and wrapping her in sweet, delicious bacon, Momma Bear skillfully places our festive feast in the oven. She knows that low and slow will win the Christmas race. And she knows just when our fat and bronzing gobbler is ready for a basting, which she lovingly provides throughout the day until the big serve.
I myself have not been blessed with the same culinary instincts. And I fear I am not alone when I say that many folks are daunted by the annual wrestle with big bird (and if you celebrate Thanksgiving, then it's double the struggle).
Thankfully, your iPhone and Time to Roast have got everything under control. However big or small your turkey, this clever app will calculate the cooking time, giving you step-by-step instructions on how to cook Christmas dinner to perfection.
Don't ruin Christmas, you jerk. Get the turkey right with Time to Roast!
2. Select which meat you're cooking (which, unless you are some kind of Scrooge, is turkey).
3. Tap on Settings and select your oven type, preheat time, and whether your want the weights and measures in metric or imperial.
4. Input the weight of your bird (the app will give you instructions up to a colossal 20 kg) then tap on see instructions.
5. Check the breakdown of cooking times, and set alarms to remind you when to check the bird and take her out to rest.
6. Head over to the Step-by-step tab and follow the instructions on how to prepare your turkey pre-roasting, how to look after her mid-cook, and how to check if she's ready (because nobody wants to spend the big day in the emergency room... not again): JUICES MUST RUN CLEAR!
7. Slap on your sweat pants, serve up your bird, and take a bow. You just saved the holidays.
Do you have any top turkey tips? Which apps do you rely on for cooking your festive fayre? Share your gluttony in the Comments.