Closed in Fairgreen Shopping Center

We are now closed in Fairgreen Shopping Center. All vouchers and Christmas club cards maybe redeemed in Bosco’s Outlet, (Beside Jone’s Business Systems) Enterprise Park, O’Brien Road, Carlow Phone: 059 9176308. To all our customers, Thank you.IMG_1604


Stressed about cooking the Christmas Dinner?

Take the stress out of cooking the Christmas dinner with a little forward planning.

1 Make a list before you shop

2 Advance preperation – get the veg. ready the evening before

3 Ask for help!!! if they can eat it, they can help with the preperation – it is your Christmas t00

4 Keep it simple – good quality food, well presented is way ahead of any fancy stuff

5 Make sauces the night before

6 Finally, stay calm and enjoy the day – it is only once a year!

Bord Bia include a great selection of festive veg in their Christmas cook book available in Bosco’s

Stressed about cooking the Christmas Dinner?

Stressed about cooking the Christmas Dinner?.




Gravy made easy! When the turkey is cooked, wrap it in tin foil and leave it to rest for at least half an hour. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the juices from the roasting pan and place over heat. Add 2 tablespoons of flour, stir in and cook for a few mins. At this stage you could add flavouring like wocestershire sauce with stock or water if you have no stock. Cook until gravy thickens and strain into a small saucepan. Then just before you serve, reheat.

Christmas Roast Potatoes

Making time for yourself on Christmas day!!!

If you have a little time to spare these evenings, you can get the roast potatoes out of the way for Christmas dinner. Just peel and and cut them in three, try and have them equal size, and then boil them until they are almost cooked. Remove from heat and empty water.When cool enough to handle, dip each potatoe in melted butter, oil or goose fat. Place on a tray each potatoe seperate and freeze. remove from freezer Christmas Eve and when the turkey is cooked take it out, increase the heat and cook the potatoes for 30 min



this recipe from Bord Bia is also good:






To Cook




The most important thing to remember for perfect potatoes is not to roast them too long in advance as they lose their crunch if you keep them waiting. Start by par-boiling the peeled potatoes for approx. 5-6 minutes, depending on size. Drain well and set aside. 

Set oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F). Heat some oil or fat from the turkey on the baking tray. Place the potatoes on the hot tray. Sprinkle with salt and roast for 40-50 minutes. 

Shallots, roasted with the potatoes, are also delicious.





10 Days to Christmas

Make your list now and decide when you are going to do your main shopping – early morning is best to avoid the crowds – your turkey and ham can be collect any time up until Christmas Eve