Christmas dinner camping style
So it wasn't really necessary to do it all again on 25 December for the two of us in a campervan that has no kitchen.
But we did.
First, in a saucepan on our electric hob, we par-boiled the potatoes, followed by 25 minutes for the Brussels sprouts. The hob was then unplugged, but we put the carrots in the still-hot water.
The halogen oven was then to spend four hours cooking everything else. To leave the table in the van's living space free for other things, like boardgames, we set up the oven outside. First we cooked the Yorkshire puddings which rose perfectly. After they came out the turkey, draped in bacon and then wrapped in tin foil, went in.
With an hour of cooking time
remaining we put the par-boiled potatoes in a roasting tray above the turkey with a splash of olive oil. When they had begun to get some colour we made room for the parsnips. We also put in three foil parcels containing the pre-cooked carrots in butter, stuffing balls, and the sprouts mixed with lardons and chestnuts.
Ten minutes before the end the Yorkshire puddings were added back into the halogen oven to reheat.
Having produced an entire Christmas dinner using one electric socket in the confines of a campervan, I cannot possibly understand why people with a kitchen full of modern technology get so stressed about it.