There is nothing more irritating than going for the weekly shop and getting home to realise you have forgotten something. At Christmas time though this could spell disaster and set you into ‘panic mode’. So my advice to all of you cooking the Christmas feast is don’t rely on your memory! Make a list and check it by cross-referencing the ingredients required for your Christmas menu. Then when you get the shopping home, check the items off the list again while you are unpacking. This should help prevent any last-minute dashes back the shop, or paying over the odds for a pint of milk at your local corner shop.