Author Topic: Merry Christmas  (Read 1273 times)

barakta

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2018, 02:20:31 pm »
*splorfle* Yes can imagine some fettlers just sit and admire their work or hide in the shed "looking" at a bike to get away from Other-Half as it were :D

Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2018, 02:23:31 pm »
Merry Xmas all. Hope you are all less lurgied than we are in SnotHQ, which we are at least keeping to ourselves.
Ah - so you two are the secretia santas?

Sneezons Greetings!

(Please accept my terrible - worse than cracker - jokes in the intended spirit, and get well, or at least drier, very soon)
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barakta

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2018, 02:34:19 pm »
*cacklesnorts* thank you, that's a great joke!

Mostly appreciating that we don't /have/ to do anything, put up with anyone annoying and have a nice warm house to keep our snot to ourselves. Also that we seem to be avoiding anything medic-worthy as out of hours is no fun for anyone!

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2018, 02:39:01 pm »
Up before noon. No sense in rushing. Knock back some coffee. Prepare turkey (soften some onions, celery, sage in butter) throw in turkey, place in slow cooker with a gallon of stock and wine, season and forget. I'll remember it some time this evening when the rest of the stuff has to go in the oven. Scramble some eggs and smoked salmon (cheese for me, raw fish is an abomination). Round of mimosas x2. Back on coffee. I can't believe this house doesn't feature a bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream.

(Sympathies in advance for anyone who has to eat carp. You could just skip it and eat the mud from the bottom of your garden pond.)

Now hiding from the in-laws. They're in crossword mode. I fucking hate crosswords. Cranking out some tunes and drawing a karate kitteh (LMC is roundhousing a festively baublized Bad Cat that's fallen off the Christmas tree of nightmares) for the wife's belated Christmas card. Need to send a few festive emails to people I really should email more, but I'm a bloke, so you know. And compile a playlist for the kitchen later. Tunes, booze, and brussel sprouts. It's not quite sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but I've arrived at the age where you take what you can get.

Merry toots.
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2018, 02:46:32 pm »
Carp is what made me hate Polak Christmas ever since I was a child. (That, and barszcz).
Like it's f*cking intimidatingly large when its on the table, ugly and tastes, as you say, of mud.
Bottom feeder.
Says it all.

I managed to score two proper Christmas dinners in my works canteen in the 2 weeks coming up to Christmas.
Result.

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2018, 03:31:30 pm »
Fortunately my German in-laws shared the opinion of sane people everywhere, viz. that carp are for looking at.  We are having loin of Bambi today as Professor Larrington and Dr Davis are elsewhere.  Tomorrow will be the Trad. Arr. Xmas dinner, with goose.  Which we need to look up the cooking time for.
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2018, 03:41:02 pm »
Carp is what made me hate Polak Christmas ever since I was a child. (That, and barszcz).
Like it's f*cking intimidatingly large when its on the table, ugly and tastes, as you say, of mud.
Bottom feeder.
Says it all.

I managed to score two proper Christmas dinners in my works canteen in the 2 weeks coming up to Christmas.
Result.

My late paternal grandmother used to cook a carp for special occasions. I quite liked it.

I think my Mum would be a kindred spirit to you; she dislikes beetroot and carp but really isn't fussy...

Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2018, 03:43:40 pm »
We've been working our way around the various bits of roundabout art in South Ribble. This year has been the most appropriate for the big rusty war memorial.



T42

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2018, 04:18:36 pm »
Carp is what made me hate Polak Christmas ever since I was a child. (That, and barszcz).
Like it's f*cking intimidatingly large when its on the table, ugly and tastes, as you say, of mud.
Bottom feeder.
Says it all.

I managed to score two proper Christmas dinners in my works canteen in the 2 weeks coming up to Christmas.
Result.

My late paternal grandmother used to cook a carp for special occasions. I quite liked it.

I think my Mum would be a kindred spirit to you; she dislikes beetroot and carp but really isn't fussy...

In southern Alsace, a.k.a. the Sundgau, they take thick cross-sections of carp and deep-fry them.  I once did a Carpe Frite ride, around 475km split over 2 days with a night in a hotel that served a decent carp. That was fun.

Can't stand the stuff these days - too greasy.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2018, 05:08:25 pm »
Well we didn't have carp. Which is good cos no one likes it. But we did have barszcz. Which I'm not mad about but with red beans is good. And pigs in blankets. Is this the wrong thread to point out how CDC they are?
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2018, 08:07:22 pm »
UK or US pigs in blankets?  Theirs are sausages en croute, not sausages wrapped in bacon.  Weirdos.
Never tell me the odds.

Basil

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2018, 08:31:34 pm »
I can't decide whether I prefer stilton with Laphroaig or stilton with Talisker.
I will continue to investigate.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2018, 08:37:07 pm »
Not sure the conclusion is really critical - as long as your research is thorough...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2018, 08:42:33 pm »
Tors, general comprehensibility of your post suggests current bias towards the cheese end of the equation.  On which subject, Wensleydale with cranberry passing muster here.

Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2018, 08:51:53 pm »
Tors, general comprehensibility of your post suggests current bias towards the cheese end of the equation.  On which subject, Wensleydale with cranberry passing muster here.
Wensleydale deserves to be served unadulterated. In fact I tend towards all cheese to be served unadulterated. If you want fruit or other stuff with cheese than fine, but add it to your plate, not during the forming process. The latter just inflicts your strange tastes on everyone else.

I did say elsewhere that I’m a Christmas grouch didn’t I?
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2018, 08:53:16 pm »
In fact I tend towards all cheese to be served unadulterated. If you want fruit or other stuff with cheese than fine, but add it to your plate, not during the forming process. The latter just inflicts your strange tastes on everyone else.

See also: Beer batter.
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2018, 09:00:47 pm »
While I usually agree about not adulterating cheese, the Wensleydale with gingerbread we had last night was quite interesting in a nice sort of way.
Not sure it still counts as cheese though.
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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2018, 09:08:19 pm »
Tors, general comprehensibility of your post suggests current bias towards the cheese end of the equation.  On which subject, Wensleydale with cranberry passing muster here.
Wensleydale deserves to be served unadulterated. In fact I tend towards all cheese to be served unadulterated. If you want fruit or other stuff with cheese than fine, but add it to your plate, not during the forming process. The latter just inflicts your strange tastes on everyone else.

I did say elsewhere that I’m a Christmas grouch didn’t I?

.... and is eaten unadulterated on every other day of the year in this household!  Just Christmas decorations, really.

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Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2018, 02:52:37 pm »
Sorry I'm late, hope you all had a good few days, certaintly looks like it.

Just returned home after a fee days at my sister's where much merriment was made, along with quantities of beef, ham, turkey and enough cheese to sink the Dutch Navy (Moby Dick reference).
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