• STACK IT UP

    To avoid a soggy trifle, assemble it just before serving but prep your ingredients ahead of time! Then simply stack it up and serve. Browse trifle recipes here.

  • STUFF THE BIRD

    Make stuffing up to three weeks before the big day. Store in a sealed container in the freezer and defrost the night before.

  • THE SECRET TO PERFECT PAVLOVA

    Warm sugar in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes until warm to touch. It will dissolve more easily into the egg, so the meringue won’t seep or crack! Browse pavlova recipes here.

  • THE ULTIMATE ROAST POTATOES

    Toss parboiled spuds in colander or scrape with a fork to roughen up before roasting in duck fat or ghee. It’s the secret to the crispiest potatoes! Learn more here.

  • GET ON THE GRAVY TRAIN

    Did you know that gravy freezes well? Save time (and stress) on the big day by making it advance. Simply defrost and serve on Christmas Day. Find a recipe for make-ahead gravy here.

  • PLAN AHEAD!

    Buy what you can in advance! From frozen foods to firelighters, the more you do now means more time relaxing later and less time fighting the crowds! Even better? Shop online at Woolworths.