Why cant your MIL pitch in and cook?
I think we can easily do without all the christmas food to be honest.
To me its just a Sunday with a chicken lol.
Buy prepared vegetables that saves a lot of time, and well yep prepared puddings and tinned custard.
My grandson is ADHD with a spectrum of autism and i taught him last year how to cook pastry and he made a fabulous apple pie and he was 13 then. He can cook now lots of things. Its good for ADHD kids to cook and learn to be honest.
anyway enough of this cooking malarky prepared veggies, microwave, get the kids to do the table and rope your MIL in and your husband.
HAVE A LOVELY XMAS.
I made mine yesterday for myself.
£2.50 for a chicken off Iceland, cooked in my halogen. Roast potatoes from aunt bessie and stuffing balls, took one hour 30 minutes, aunt bessie swede and carrot mash, frozen cauliflower cheese, and prepared brussel sprouts all cooked in microwave. I made enough for 2 days, had sunday dinner yesterday, and will have the other plate today for xmas with a bit of holly on top ha ha. Each plate of food cost me less then £1.50 a plate, and I used about 10 minutes of energy lol.
Remember its just one day.