So if you like food, then you are likely to love Christmas. Forget the uncomfortable family events where you are packed into an overheated house full of humans you wouldn’t speak with if it were not for the shared genetics, don’t worry about how convincing your – I’m trying to pretend I like this gift – face is, or the anti-climatic and over commercialised build up, whether you are religious or not religious, however you celebrate, when we sit down to eat on Christmas day… it is all completely worth it.
Our Whiskmas Dinner
At the Whisk office, we really do things properly. Last Thursday the Whiskateers got heavily involved with peeling chestnuts, roasting veggies and wrapping pigs in bacony blankets. Like an over-sized Victorian family, we worked hard for our dinner. There was not a sachet in sight, raw materials only. We put the Whisk function through it’s paces like one would test an off-road car on the Giant’s Causeway. Not to blow our own trumpet, but it was a steaming success:
So much so that our co-founder and tech king, Craig, jumped into the canal with delight.
Here you can see a standard issue Whiskmas dinner: From the top left we have some stuffing balls, the first variety are apricot and hazelnut, the second were bacon cranberry and chestnut. Moving clockwise around the plate we have some beautiful sprouts, then purple sprouting broccoli roasted in grapeseed oil, as were the carrots (top tip), hiding underneath we have some humble parsnips slathered in a mix of maple syrup and whole grain mustard roasted at a high temperature (recommended), bread sauce…yes made from bread, pigs in blankets with premium quality sausage meat and chestnut smoked bacon, at the bottom of the plate, we have some dark turkey meat complemented by the lighter turkey meat, and this whole beautiful plate (moments after the photo was taken) was drowned in a rich turkey gravy. Heaven.
The Whisk functionality allowed us to do this, and made a seemingly nightmare task of cooking a 3 course Christmas dinner for 12, rather simple. Whiskateers selected recipes from our publishers, and we checked out the ingredients like this:
We had a quick look around the kitchen to see what we already had, and then removed these items from the Whisk shopping list accordingly. A few leisurely clicks later the food was ordered. (And you too will be able to do this soon!)
The following day our Tesco man in his Tesco van delivered the goods, the delivery was £3.50. No fuel costs, no working out what you need and in what quantities, no lugging around bags, no traffic /parking/ trolley fuss. It’s a dream, and completely removes any excuse not to cook.
And almost by magic… this happened:
We would like to wish you a Merry Whiskmas!!
Please tweet us photos of your Christmas food, whether you are elbow deep in a turkey or plating up your home made mince pies, we want to see it! @WhiskTeam