Christmas is nearly upon us. The Toronto roads are emptying as people slack off early; workers close down their Excel spreadsheets for their Christmas parties or lunches; and families plan where they’ll be enjoying Christmas dinner together.
But what if mum says it’s your turn to host and you just can’t raise your head from your mobile phone screen long enough to buy all the groceries in time?
Fear not! Brits in Toronto has done its research and helpfully presents Christmas dinner in a tin. Or, in other words, Christmas Tinner.
This is the ideal solution. In just one handy-sized tin you are able to serve scrambled eggs and bacon, two mince pies, turkey and potatoes, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts or broccoli with stuffing (dressing for our Canadian readers), roast carrots and parsnips and … for a little added je ne sais quoi … Christmas pudding.
Each dish is carefully, delicately and respectfully layered in the tin to enjoy the flavours to their fullest. The choices are endless as to how the diner decides to enjoy their feast.
You may decide to start with the scrambled eggs, then move on to the turkey course, followed by the Christmas pud? Dip straight into the vegetables accompanied by the rich gravy? Or just go balls to the wall and dive straight into the mince pies?
The beauty of this is that no two family members will have the same dining experience. There are literally 2,476 different combinations of meal — in one tin! Splendid.
Here’s a review, enjoy: