To most, the food is their favourite thing at Christmas, and with this comes great pressure. Whether it’s the main event on Christmas Day, the leftovers or just stop-gap meals, it’s important to plan your festive feasts. The first step should always be how many people you’re cooking for. Simply Elegant (www. simplyelegantcorp.com) has a good guide on how to split up your portions when hosting an event. From there, it’s important to figure out how often you’ll be cooking, meaning you’re not spending all your time in the kitchen. The last step should be breaking down cooking times, meaning you won’t be burning any sprouts or peas. Getting cooking times down to the minute might not be the most exciting thing to do in the world but it will be a big help on Christmas Day.