McArdle Meats launch new DVD

It’s that time of the year again and we are all thinking about our shopping lists for Christmas, in particular, our Christmas Dinner shopping list!

Feeling confident about cooking your Christmas dinner is important, and this year our award-winning local Craft Butcher McArdle Meats is providing a helping hand to cook a great Christmas dinner, that goes beyond supplying just the Turkeys and Hams and its other wonderful savoury foods.

Filmed in a home kitchen with McArdle Meats Development Chef Alan McCabe, the DVD is 1 hour 10 minutes long and shows you how to cook your Christmas Dinner from start to finish. This is for a starter, main course and a dessert.

The video production also features some of McArdle Meats other food experts, and along with Alan they demonstrate how to prepare your Turkey and Ham and potatoes and vegetables; provide instructions for glazing your ham, roasting your potatoes, checking your turkey, making your prawn cocktail, checking your potatoes and vegetables, checking your turkey and ham, carving your turkey and slicing your ham, finalising your vegetables and finally, making your dessert.

Retailing at €3.00, this DVD is the perfect item for your shopping list this Christmas and is available from McArdle Meats’ two stores, one at the Marshes Shopping Centre and the other at Clanbrassil Shopping Centre. All proceeds from the sale of the McArdle Meats ‘How to Cook your Christmas Dinner’ DVD will go two charities – Down Syndrome Louth and Meath as well as Bóthar.

“How to cook your Christmas dinner has never been easier with the availability of this new DVD from our Development Chef, Alan McCabe at McArdle Meats,” said Keith Shortt, managing director, McArdle Meats. “We listen to our customers and this year we decided to offer them a little bit more and go that extra mile and show them how to make the best use of the produce and ingredients that they buy from us and how to create the perfect Christmas Dinner for their family and friends.

We are delighted with the production of this DVD and we hope it gives a helping hand to creating a wonderful Christmas Dinner. The DVD is enjoyable to watch and can be played in your kitchen either on your laptop, PC or home TV while you cook your Christmas Dinner. All proceeds from the sale of the DVD are going to our two chosen charities and we are very pleased to support the good work that they do.”

Staff at McArdle Meats launch their new DVD on ‘How to Cook your Christmas Dinner’ pictured at an OB by Dundalk FM last Friday at the Marshes Shopping Centre

McArdle Meats’ DVD on ‘How to Cook your Christmas Dinner’ was launched last Friday at an Outside Broadcast by DundalkFM at the McArdle Meats store at the Marshes Shopping Centre. LMFM also interviewed managing director, Keith Shortt on ‘How to Cook your Christmas Dinner.’

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