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Gattopardo

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What does a christmas lunch contain
« on: December 26, 2018, 02:05:45 pm »
Hello

So what should a british christmas dinner contain?

Torslanda

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 02:07:56 pm »
Std. response: Turkey/Goose/Veg alternative of choice, roast taters, stuffing, apple sauce, roast parsnips, carrots, bread sauce, gravy.

Anarchic response: Whatever the fuck you like...

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Kim

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 02:15:00 pm »
Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fuaran

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 02:19:29 pm »
Brussel sprouts.
And surely cranberry sauce, not apple sauce?

Jaded

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 02:22:45 pm »
Definitely not apple sauce  ;D
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lou boutin

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 02:23:29 pm »
Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese.

Torslanda

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 02:34:17 pm »
Brussel sprouts.
And surely cranberry sauce, not apple sauce?

He did say 'British'. Cranberry sauce is an Murkin ting.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 02:44:01 pm »
It's a Sunday dinner really. ;)

fuaran

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 02:53:54 pm »
Brussel sprouts.
And surely cranberry sauce, not apple sauce?

He did say 'British'. Cranberry sauce is an Murkin ting.
Maybe originally, but cranberry sauce has been part of British Christmas dinners for decades. Or maybe something like redcurrant jelly or rowan jelly would be more 'traditional'.
Apple sauce is just weird.

hellymedic

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 03:05:00 pm »
Std. response: Turkey/Goose/Veg alternative of choice, roast taters, stuffing, apple sauce, roast parsnips, carrots, bread sauce, gravy.
Anarchic response: Whatever the fuck you like...
Here endeth the lesson.

We didn't have sprouts; David no like.
Our spuds were microwaved and we also had FOREIGN sweet potato.
Carrots and parsnips were half-price from Sainsbury's.
Yorkshire pud: David likes. Seem to feature increasingly but might displease purists. Tough!
Gravy.
Roast duck: right taste - turkey's DULL - and size for a couple.
Fruit mash/sauce - worked well with duck. Apparently Poles have duck with similar accompaniments.
Pigs in blankets and stuffing.

We waited several hours for our puddings...

citoyen

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What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2018, 03:11:36 pm »
He did say 'British'. Cranberry sauce is an Murkin ting.

So is turkey. And cranberry sauce is about the only thing that makes turkey edible.

Roast goose with apple sauce sounds good to me.

T42

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2018, 03:17:07 pm »
We didn't have sprouts; David no like.

The Ulster Fry confides: sprouts admit they don't like humans either.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 04:09:08 pm »
I am a Friend of Sprouts. Also parsnips. Apple sauce is good, as is cheese sauce. But in order to faithfully recreate that exile in a Middle Eastern barn experience, you can't beat wholemeal flat bread with hummus, a garnish of hay and all sprinkled with frankincense and myrrh.
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Kim

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2018, 04:10:47 pm »
The Ulster Fry confides: sprouts admit they don't like humans either.

They're not wrong.  Why would sprouts go to all that effort evolving a disgusting flavour if they wanted to be eaten?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2018, 04:17:21 pm »
We had our 'lunch' at 7pm...

fboab

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2018, 04:41:09 pm »
Apple sauce is an accompaniment for pork, not birds, surely? Goose should be served with an alcoholic fruity sauce--port, cider, brandy?
Redcurrant and rowan are for lamb?

The archetypal UK Christmas Dinner in 2018 is a fully americanised turkey and cranberry. Where even the veg are prepared for you and all that's required is to put it in the oven and set a timer.

We had beef.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2018, 04:50:07 pm »
Apple sauce is an accompaniment for pork, not birds, surely? Goose should be served with an alcoholic fruity sauce--port, cider, brandy?
Redcurrant and rowan are for lamb?
Rowan, as Archbish of Canterbury, was fully for lamb, needless to say.


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citoyen

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2018, 05:41:50 pm »
Apple sauce is an accompaniment for pork, not birds, surely? Goose should be served with an alcoholic fruity sauce--port, cider, brandy?

Tbh, I have no idea what would be the best sauce for goose. I reckon apple sauce would work but something fruity and alcoholic also sounds good to me. A quick bit of googling suggests port gravy. Mmmmm!

My wife generally insists on turkey, though I have often tried to suggest alternatives. I don't really mind - it's only one day a year, plus she has promised to make a turkey and ham pie with the leftovers, which I am already looking forward to.

Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2018, 06:22:06 pm »
We had Salmon, beurre blanc, roast potatoes and roasted carrots and sprouts (roasting sprouts is the only acceptable way of preparing them)

hellymedic

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2018, 06:29:07 pm »
A good variety of items most diners like, prepared to be ready simultaneously for each course, in tempting but not overwhelming quantities.

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2018, 06:45:57 pm »
Mine contained slow-cooked turkey (because we like it, especially the cats, and we hate goose-bores*), yorkshire pudding, sage and onion porky stuffing, roast potatoes, and roast sprouts and carrots, with a splatter of gravy and spoon of cranberry sauce. Very tasty, we kept the sizes down to avoid the usual gut buster. I did a very retro prawn cocktail for starters (with the smidge of gin in the marie rose sauce).

*no issues with the eating of goose or alternative turkeys, just the people that go on and on and on about how they're having goose or aardvark or whatever because turkey is so... blah de blah. Tell that to Bad Cat and she'd eat your fucking face right off.
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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2018, 07:26:56 pm »
Swan.  :D
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FifeingEejit

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2018, 07:28:28 pm »
Lunch?

It's Christmas Dinner and in these parts dinner is eaten in the evening.


Also Christmas is a 1950s invention thanks to Mr Knox and co. So it was steak pie with sprouts, roasties and roast parsnips.

All other meals mostly consisted of chocolate...

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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2018, 07:38:04 pm »
Parsnips are the Devil's dildo. Avoid.
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Re: What does a christmas lunch contain
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2018, 08:58:18 pm »
Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese.

Where's this cauliflower cheese suddenly appeared from? I hadn't heard of it being part of a Christmas dinner before, but this is the 3rd time I've seen mention of it this year.

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