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Meat for a Week - December

Meat for a Week - December

Godfreys Meat for a Week - December

Our specially designed for busy households - Meat for a Week Service - where you can cook some cuts straight away, keep some in the fridge - or pop some into the freezer for the end of the week.
No need to buy for every single day
No need to buy for every single day - just buy for the days you need - be it for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or for that Special occasion.

Not every customer has time to visit our shop in their busy lives - and some would like the convenience of all the week’s meat requirements taken care of in one go.

Avoid the disappointment of the supermarket visit.
So now you can Click and Collect or have Godfreys Premium Quality Meats and Poultry delivered in one box - Nation wide direct to your door - with something new to enjoy every day - without having to resort to the disappointment of the supermarket visit.

It wasn’t really our idea.
It’s what many of our customers already do - and they have grown to rely upon it so much we thought we should share the idea with all of our customers.

Rather than offer pre-chosen quantities and selection we have tried to emulate what many of our customers already do to help them in their busy lives.

We soon realised that many households may have two people in one day, and maybe six the next, so fixed quantities was not such a good idea.

We also realised that sometimes different people required different meat preferences.

So the best choice was to create on our Website a tab for each day of the week showing our customers top preferences for that day so make your choice easier-and quicker!

That way you can work through the days with easy choices and you can also decide what quantities will suit that day.

Your entire Weekly Meat shopping in minutes
Just start on a day and make a choice - add it to your cart - and within a few minutes you will have completed your entire weekly Meat requirements tailored precisely to your personal requirements and taste.

The daily selections naturally reflect the changing seasonal changes each month.

We enter December
As we enter December we have updated our Meat for a Week tab on our Web site to reflect what becomes more popular in December and hopefully help make your choices less time consuming and easier.

As December has Christmas in it, this would obviously have affected the individual days selections, so we have left off the last week’s sales that would be dominated by Festive Cuts – to give you a better reflection of what is being bought in the first three normal weeks of December.

Attracting a great deal of interest
If you would like to see what is most popular specially for Christmas then our Christmas Tab list will give you a comprehensive and rich array from which choose from - including our indulgently fabulous Three Bird Roasts which now feature the Mini Three Bird Roast which is attracting a great deal of interest.

Winter seems to have now firmly set in - with the wet and windy weather and the cold temperatures biting at our hands, feet and faces.

More low, slow cooking
Daylight hours seem very short and we seem to have acquired an appetite for more low, slow cooking.
This is when we feel the yearning for deeply satisfying and nourishing comfort foods to bolster our energy levels through the cold and blustery weather. So as we enter December we have updated our Meat for a Week tab on our Web site to reflect what becomes more popular in December - and hopefully help make your choices less time consuming and easier.

Filling Thrifty Cuts
Game now features regularly on a our menus with such favourites as Pheasant, Red Leg Partridge, Venison and hard to find Wild Rabbit - as do filling Thrifty Cuts such as Oxtail, Ox Cheeks, Short Ribs of Beef, Middle Neck of Lamb and Pork Cheeks

Time to eat Seasonal
Seasonal food is the time of year when food is at its optimum, either in terms of flavour or harvest. In today's global food market most foods are available all year round but when local seasonal food is available it tends to be fresher and cheaper because there has been less transportation and storage time from farm to fork.

Foods are usually harvested when they are at their peak and typically have the most flavour and nutrients, so eating seasonal food tends to be tastier, healthier and better for the environment.

Each meat, fruit or vegetable has a prime time when it is at its seasonal best - and they tend to complement each other. That means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness - all super-fresh and great value.

And so here is what is in season - and most popular - in December to help you eat seasonally:

Leaves and Stems : Swiss Chard, Red Cabbage, White Cabbage, Spring Green Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Pak Choi, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Spinach, Chicory, Celery, Kohlrabi

Flowers, Fruits and Seeds : Marrow, Butternut Squash, Pumpkins, Cauliflower, Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Roots and Bulbs : Carrots, Shallots, Beetroot, Swedes, Turnips, Celeriac, Parsnip, Leeks, Horseradish, Salsify

Tubers :
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes

Meats : Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork, Turkey, Wild Mallard Duck, Goose, Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Guinea Fowl, Wood Pigeon, Rabbit, Venison.
Here is just a summary of the main Meat Cuts that become popular in December:

Thrifty Cuts : Beef Picanha, Beef Fillet Tails, Bavette Steak, Shin of Beef, Beef Meatballs, Lamb Breast Roulade, Chicken Thighs, Marinated Chicken Skewers, Pork and Leek Sausages, Gluten Free Toulouse Sausages, Loin of Pork Boneless, Bone in Belly of Pork, Unsmoked Boneless Gammon, Wild Rabbit
Roasts, Casseroles and Stews : Carvery Rib of Beef, Topside of Beef, Silverside of Beef, Rolled Sirloin, Rolled Brisket, Oxtail, Carvery Leg of Lamb, Shoulder of Lamb, Rack of Lamb, Lamb Noisettes, Mini Leg of Lamb, Church Hill Farm Chicken, Poussin, Chorizo Rosario Sausages, Merguez Sausages, Shoulder of Pork, Mini Leg of Pork, Porchetta with Chorizo Roast, Ducks Legs, Pheasant, Partridge, Wild Mallard Duck, Wood Pigeon, Wild Rabbit, Venison Roast
Seriously Low and Slow : Beef Picanha, Beef Short Ribs (Jacobs Ladder), Ox Cheeks, Lamb Neck Fillets, Lamb Middle Neck, Whole Goose, Lamb Shanks, Pigs Cheeks, Smoked and Unsmoked Gammon, Venison Saddle Eye, Beef Marrowbones, Bacon Knuckles, Pork Caul
Quicker cooking : Sirloin Steak, Rump Steaks, T-Bone Steaks, Marinated Rib Eye Steaks, Calves Liver, French Trimmed Lamb Cutlets, Lamb Steaks, Lamb Henrys, Lamb Garlic Rosettes, Chicken Supremes, Handmade Chicken Kievs, Chinese Chicken Lemon & Coriander Parcels, Chicken Skewers, Chilli Chicken Sausages, Gluten Free Cumberland Sausages, Lincolnshire Cocktail Sausages, Pork Steaks, Marinated Pork Ribs, Veal Escalopes, Barbary Duck Breasts, Venison Haunch Steaks
Splendidly seasonal Recipe suggestions
 Before the festivities begin - we tend to go for simpler dishes - so December seasonal recipes suggestions include: 

•   Confit Duck Leg with Flageolet Ragoût and Celeriac Mash - By James Martin
This hearty French Cassoulet is anything but healthy - and all the more tasty for it. Make to brighten up a winter day.

Preparation time over 2 hrs : Cooking time over 2 hrs. Click here for Duck Legs, Duck Fat, Fresh Chicken Stock
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Beef and Chorizo with Horseradish Mash and Rosemary Dumplings - by Dick Strawbridge
Braise shin of beef with chorizo and red wine for this long and you won’t be disappointed.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time over 2 hrs.
Click here for Shin of Beef, Fresh Beef Stock
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Jamaican Jerk Chicken - by Gizzi Erskine
This recipe gives any roast dinner a run for its money. Spatchcocking a Chicken is easy and means you can cook a Chicken in just 35 minutes. Try serving with Rice and Peas and Corn on the Cob.
Preparation time overnight : Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hr.
Click here for Church Hill Farm Chicken, Hot English Mustard
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• Steak and perfectly cooked Chips - by Simon Hopkinson
Follow Simon Hopkinson’s simple steps for the perfect Steak and homemade Chips recipe.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time 10 to 30 mins.
Click here for
Sirloin Steak, Dijon Mustard
(Click title for recipe)

• Pork Belly with Apples and Sage - by The Hairy Bikers
The Hairy Bikers recipe for the ultimate roast Pork Belly is great for a Sunday lunch or dinner party.
Preparation time less than 30 mins: Cooking time over 2 hrs.
Click here for Belly of Pork
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•   Roasted Lamb with Rosemary and Paprika Rub - by Mary Berry
Shoulder of lamb is quite fatty, but that’s what makes the meat so sweet and succulent, and by cooking it for a long time at a low temperature, the meat becomes so tender it just falls off the bone.
This is the perfect roast to put in the oven and leave while you are out as it cooks slowly in the oven and you will return to a house full of wonderful aromas and meltingly tender meat. Serve it with fresh mint sauce.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time over 2 hrs.
Click here for Shoulder of Lamb, Redcurrant Jelly
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•  Pheasant Breasts Braised in Cider - by Bella Radford
Caramelised Onions, Bacon and Cider combine in the perfect recipe for Roast Pheasant.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time 1 to 2 hrs.
Click here for Pheasant, Smoked Streaky Bacon
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•   Old Fashioned Rabbit Stew - by The Hairy Bikers
Rabbit only needs a few ingredients to be transformed into a delicious one-pot meal.
Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time over 2 hours.
Click here for Wild Rabbit, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Fresh Chicken Stock
(Click title for recipe)

So whether you choose one of the recipes above - or are just inspired to explore further recipes we hope we have given you much food for thought for your pre Christmas December meals

The idea that some households are only in for certain days so they don’t need to order for every day of the week - they just order what they need instead of a full box cutting out expense and waste - seems to have really caught on

Now live and fresh Online
The Meat for a Week Tab for December is now live on www.godfreys.co
Give it a Click
So why not give it a Click - and experience a whole new way to enjoy Godfreys Free Range Premium Meats and Poultry - all week long - by ordering from the comfort of you own home - at a time that is convenient to you

We do the rest - be it if you would prefer delivery direct to your door Nationwide - or at our Click and Collect Points in Highbury or Finsbury Park. 

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