My Weekly Latest Issue November 24

I am a man, therefore I am very easily pleased apparently. So when cookery editor Maggie said she was planning a feature with a very simple concept, “Christmas In A Pie” I was immediately sold. “Say no more, Maggie, it’s a winner,” was the gist of my response. I mean, it’s pies with various festive fillings. What’s not to love? You don’t need to take my word for it though, turn to page 20 for some truly fantastic recipe ideas that will give your Christmas table the real wow factor. The idea was great, but the finished product is spectacular! Enjoy the issue and have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from November 24-December 1, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Christmas In A Pie

Easily pleased? These tasty ideas will delight the pickiest person! From these gorgeous meaty Rudolph Pies to flavour-filled Stilton, Sprout & Bacon Puffs and Cranberry & Orange Frangipanes, we have all you need for a deliciously original party spread or simply a plateful of delight.

7 small meat pies on a green board, decorated with pastry antlers and half a cherry tomato

Pic: Stuart McGregor

Happy Thrift-Mas!

Avoiding waste not only saves our pennies, it helps the planet too. We hAve four pages packed with fantastic feelgood ways to do both at what is traditionally the most spectacularly wasteful time of the year. And if you have a great idea of your own, email it in (with a photo) to the address on the My Weekly letters page and it could win you £25!

Woman in cosy hat and scarf posting coin into piggy bank - Christmas savings

Pic: iStockphoto

12 Ways To Be Healthy And Happy At Home

My Weekly’s mission, especially in these times, is to keep our readers feeling connected, cheery and as healthy as you can be. Here’s our latest feature on making the best of life in lockdown, whether you’re alone or with one or more family members. Try these simple steps and we guarantee you’ll feel better… dance around the kitchen and, yes, put up the Christmas tree early if you feel like it!

Happy couple dancing in kitchen at home, Christmas tree in the background

Pic: iStockphoto

Feelgood Festive Fiction

When only an escape from the real world will do, My Weekly short stories are just the ticket. Starting in this issue is a fabulous mini-serial by Ellie Holmes. Can cheery office temp Gabriel get to the heart of workaholic boss Carole’s Christmas phobia? Plus there’s a proper heart-warmer from Cathy Bramley, a period drama quick twist from H. Johnson-Mack, and a lovely tale of Christmas party courage by Lisa Allen. Don’t miss them!

Illuatration of cheery man putting coffee mug on desk while woman boss scowls at her work

Illustration: Lauren Rebbeck

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!