How far is too far when prepping for the holidays?
Some social media users think this woman has reached the limit of when it’s too much.
We all know the rush of Christmas preparations can be a stressful time, especially for the person who’s cooking the ginormous feast for everyone.
When slaving away for hours in a hot kitchen doesn’t seem appealing, or buying hundreds of pounds worth of nom, this woman has the perfect solution.
She explained: "Why do people prepare their Christmas dinner a month ahead of schedule?
"Firstly, have you been to a shop before Christmas? They are manic.
"The queues are up the aisles at 5 o'clock in the morning. People just go nuts.
"But if you go in November, it's just normal."
Charlotte went on to share that if you shop a month ahead, you won’t fall victim to empty shelves or subpar ingredients that have been left over.
She said: "I can get my favourite King Edward roast potatoes, the ones I prefer to deal with.
"I can get a Maris Piper or a red one but it's just not the same.
"They're not the same, in my opinion. I like them done properly."
This hack means that the mum doesn’t have to worry about store-bought meals, she can just make it all herself well in advance.
So that’s no last-minute runs for a bag of Yorkshire puds.
Charlotte continued: "Secondly, it means I can make every part of the roast dinner from scratch.
"Normally, I make almost all of it from scratch - but I might buy instant gravy.
"Christmas dinner, that is not gonna cut it. I love proper gravy.
"We do have proper gravy in the freezer, because you can freeze gravy.
"I will make a batch of gravy. Proper minty, juicy that can go with my Yorkshire puddings - which I've also made from scratch."
She added: "Thirdly, it saves washing up all the prep stuff.
"I put all of my stuff into disposable tins. It's the only time I ever do it, but it's so I can spend time with my kids."
Even though it does seem to be a practical and budget-friendly solution to the mad rush of Christmas Day, not everyone was convinced by the hack.
One person said: "But it’s reheated and ruined."
Another wrote: "I like my dinner fresh. Not frozen."
And someone else commented: "Do they taste the same as if you've cooked them fresh? Honestly."
But Charlotte quipped back: "This is what I do personally - and it works for the family."
Some viewers did praise the mum for the idea.
One commented: "I'm definitely doing this this year!"
A second added: "I've never even thought of doing this! It's genius especially the tins to cook in!"
While a third penned: "Honestly this is SUCH a good idea."Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/charlottescrunchymama