The Anonymous Widower

Cooking My Christmas Dinner

These pictures show how I cooked my Christmas Feast for One from Roasted by Jack and Scott.


  1. It took under forty minutes from when the oven had warmed up and the water was simmering to cook the meal.
  2. The only utensils I used were a pair of scissors and a slice to get the bags out of the hot water.
  3. Washing up was minimal and nothing needed a heavy scrub, which is always a good thing.
  4. Vegetables were over generous for someone like me, who only weighs 63 kilos.

Anybody, who can put together some IKEA flatpack furniture and who knows how to boil water, stick a ready meal in the oven, should be able to cook this meal.

I have to wonder how many people could cook a delicious meal like this this from scratch in forty minutes.

The package included Christmas pudding. I’ll cook that tomorrow!

I can also remember several fraught Christmas mornings, when C was cooking Christmas Dinner. Usually, they involved my mother-in-law! This meal would certainly avoid, the too many cooks problem, as one person could cook a meal for four in well under an hour.

If I have to spend Christmas by myself again or I am entertaining a small number of people, I’ll seriously think about going back to Jack and Scott.

December 25, 2020 - Posted by | Food | , ,


  1. AW, all I can say is that the photo montage of my Xmas meal would have started with the de-corked wine bottle and a rather large glass of the plonk!! Cheers.

    Comment by Dave | December 26, 2020 | Reply

    • I mustn’t drink too much alcohol, as I’m on Warfarin. But I’ve been a real ale drinker since I was 13! So it hasn’t done me any harm for sixty years.

      Comment by AnonW | December 26, 2020 | Reply

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