SAINSBURY’S and Morrisons have revealed their Christmas food to order menus, including a stuffing wreath and mini beef wellingtons.
The supermarkets have both opened booking slots for the festive period, stocking all the Christmas dinner essentials.
As well as traditional festive classics, there are some new treats on the menus such as a pigs in blanket Christmas tree and pork belly bites.
Christmas food to order works in a similar way to normal online food shopping but there are some differences.
Your order won’t be delivered – instead you’ll have to go and collect it from your chosen store on a selected date in the week before Christmas.
Shoppers also have to put down a deposit, which will vary depending on where you shop, but don’t have to pay the full balance until the collection date.
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Sainsbury’s Christmas 2021 food collection includes a range of ready-to-cook turkeys to cater to all family sizes.
There’s also a wide selection of other meats on offer, including partridge, duck and venison, if you fancy something a bit different.
Sainsbury’s is also selling some new festive treats, including a pig in blanket Christmas tree and a pork, sage and stuffing wreath.
You can select where and when you’d like to collect your order, before adding your chosen products to your basket.
You can find your nearest Sainsbury’s store online.
Shoppers have to pay a £20 deposit to secure their orders, which will be available to collect in store on December 22, 23 or 24.
Here’s a sample of what’s on offer this year.
British two bird roast with pork, cranberry and apple stuffing
This Sainsbury’s two bird roast includes British duck and traditional turkey.
It comes with a pork, apple and cranberry stuffing and is topped with smoked streaky bacon.
The roast is exclusive to Sainsbury’s Christmas food to order – so you won’t be able to find it in store.
Pig in blanket Christmas tree
Sainsbury’s 1 metre long pig in blanket Christmas tree is made using the supermarket’s Taste The Difference pork sausage.
It’s wrapped in oak smoked streaky bacon and is decorated with cranberry baubles and rosemary tinsel sprigs.
Mini fillet beef wellingtons
These mini fillet beef wellingtons are perfect for a party buffet as one pack will serve 16 guests.
British beef fillet is wrapped in butter puff pastry, with a lattice top finish.
They’re also full of Portobello and chestnut mushrooms laced with Maderia.
Mini southern fried chicken waffles
These golden mini waffles are actually made from British chicken breast.
They’re dipped in southern-style batter and come served with a spiced-maple sauce.
One packet will serve 20 people so they’re a great option for entertaining big groups.
Pork, sage and onion stuffing wreath
Stuffing isn’t usually the centre of attention on the dinner table, but it could be this year with this pork, sage and onion wreath.
It’s topped with pigs in blankets, as well as decorative cranberries and rosemary.
Whether you’re going for a classic Christmas turkey or hoping to mix things up – Morrisons has festive food options for all tastes.
The first step is to choose a Morrisons location, date and time for your collection.
Find your nearest Morrisons store here.
You do this before you start selecting your products but you can change stores while you shop to view stock availability elsewhere.
Add your chosen items to your basket and pay a £20 deposit to secure your order.
You’ll also have to spend a minimum of £20 and pay the outstanding balance when you pick up your Christmas food.
You can collect your order from Morrisons stores between December 21 and 24 – just don’t forget to bring your order confirmation with you.
Monkfish wrapped in prosciutto
If you’re bored of turkey or catering to pescatarians, this monkfish loin could be a good option.
The fish is filled with a sun blush tomato and basil stuffing to add extra flavour.
Then it’s wrapped in a savoury crepe and a layer of Parma ham.
Guard of honour with stuffing
Another option if you’re hoping to mix things up this year, this guard of honour would look pretty impressive on the dinner table.
A guard of honour is two racks of lambs with the bones crossing at the top.
This Morrisons version comes pre-stuffed, reducing any extra hassle on the big day.
Morrisons chocolate and gingerbread bombe
Christmas puddings and cakes are nice and traditional, but not everyone is a fan.
This gingerbread sponge cake will be a party pleaser, and is filled with a ginger sauce and cream cheese frosting.
A chocolate drizzle and candy gingerbread man complete the festive dessert option.
Tiger prawns wrapped in British smoky bacon
You’ve tried pigs in blankets – but have you ever heard of prawns in blankets?
You have now, because these tiger prawns are wrapped in British smoked bacon.
They would make a nice starter or buffet snack this Christmas time.
Pork belly is difficult to perfect at home but you can cheat with these belly bites.
They are slow-cooked and served in a barbecue rub with a sticky sauce.
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