Baubles, tinsel, gift lists, wrapping, jingles, elves, mince-pies a calling – Christmas can get a little overwhelming, can’t it?
I tell myself each year that I will buy my presents in January, start writing cards in October and enjoy the season as it is meant to be enjoyed. But each year I leave everything to the last minute and end up resenting those pesky little elves!
One thing that can really cause people stress is organising the Christmas dinner. I have only ever hosted twice but this year it is our turn again and I need to start planning it all now.
We always get a huge turkey (I think I have watched far too many Christmas movies to ever settle for a simple crown) as I love the idea of a ceremonial carving at the table, with everyone tucking into a dinner to celebrate being together as a family.
It can be a bit of a stressful time, sourcing a turkey, getting it delivered on time (or trying to stuff it in the freezer if you buy it early!) and making sure you have absolutely everything you need to make the day go off without a hitch.
Taking the stress out of Christmas dinner
This year we are going to be having ours from Copas Traditional Turkey’s and they invited us to go down to the farm before the big day.
I was very interested to see what a turkey farm was like, to see how they are treated and how the whole process works. I tell you what, turkeys are just the funniest creatures – so inquisitive! The reason there are so many in this photo is
They are free-range (and some are Organic which is simply down to their feed), with poly-tunnels and plants for shelter. They are even guarded by some burly alpacas – the best way to fend off foxes apparently!
So why are Copas Turkeys different?
I’ll admit, I have always bought my turkey from a supermarket. But I have to say I am never overly impressed by the amount of meat or the quality of what is actually there. The thing is, unless you know better, you just carry on doing the same thing every year, don’t you?
Did you know, the different sized birds you find in the supermarket are down to the time in their lifecycle that the birds are killed. So to get a small bird, you effectively kill it during its teenage years – before it has reached full maturity. But if it hasn’t matured, it doesn’t have all of its meat and is just a carcass.
Copas Turkeys are different because they have different breeds. All of which reach full maturity but are different in size at that point. So a small bird doesn’t mean you are getting a poor amount of meat and therefore great value for money compared to a small supermarket bird that is mainly bones!
Their turkeys are also hand-plucked and
The juiciest turkey you’ll have ever tasted
The Copas family has been rearing award-winning turkeys for over 60 years and we were lucky enough to be invited to lunch to see how it should be cooked. Turns out I have been doing it wrong all these years – we
I don’t think I have ever seen such a juicy turkey, but then I have never seen a bird with so much meat on it. I am going to be sharing the timings for the perfect Christmas dinner in a few weeks but a lot of it is simply down to the fact that more meat means more juice!
Something that I really like about the company is that they deliver the turkey oven-ready so you don’t need to worry about preparing it before the big day. You can also order the different accompaniments you need, including honey which is made on-site by local bee-keepers.
If you want to take the stress out of Christmas, have everything delivered straight to your door and know that you are getting the very best value for money – Copas Traditional Turkeys tick all of those boxes.
Would you like to win a turkey for Christmas?
I have one turkey to give away to one lucky winner! All you have to do is complete the form below to be in with a chance. Good luck!
We are working in partnerships with Copas Traditional Turkey’s but all words and thoughts are my own.