Saturday, 15 December 2018

What You Having For Christmas Dinner?

Any one following this blog for the last eight years or so.  Will know we don't go for Turkey and all the vegetable trimmings.  One thing Turkey doesn't float my boat and its hanging around for days.  Even the dogs and cat will say: "Not bloody Turkey again!"

Then on Boxing Day ("Stephens Day")  we would go to me mam's and she would come out of her  kitchen clutching some plates and say:

"Does any one want a Turkey sandwich?"

The very next morn you go for a saunter and you meet a friend and say:

"What you having for your tea?"

"Turkey curry!"

We are having a buffet.  But no Turkey and there will be curry on the menu though.  Probably a load of frozen buffet stuff from Iceland, the store not the country!  They (Iceland) even give you a free frozen Turkey if you spend one hundred Euros (Pounds) or more.  

One year we had a Mexican Christmas Dinner.  Another year it was Indian.  Not a red Indian one though!  That would be different wouldn't it?  You could be like an old mad work mate I use to know.  He would walk in a pub and grab anybodies hand and shout at top of his voice:

"Is anybody playing Cowboys and Indians?"

Are you having anything different for Christmas Dinner?  Do you think traditional Christmas dinner is boring?  Have an "all day" buffet and let the women sit down and have a day off.  Well half a day any way.



19 comments:

  1. Hey Dave, I have done a blog post! I will comment on this in a minute but I am having problems leaving comments so I will type it in word to save it incase it goes wrong

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  2. We are having Thai food. We have been invited out, but I dont fancy it as I want a rest and the dogs would have to stay home alone and I dont like the idea of that.

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    1. Hi Sol. Thai food? Any recipes? Last year we had T bone steaks and a buffet with European, Mexican and Indian snacks. Very enjoyable and you just help yourself to food and drinks. Thanks Sol.

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    2. I was fortunate to have some cooking lessons in Thailand. I have a little booklet from both schools. I will take some pictures of the recipes when I unpack them. You will be able to see the recipes I will use then. I will have to order some ingredients off the internet as I doubt I will find them in the supermarket here. Maybe there is a Thai shop in Dumfries? I will have to look this up.

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    3. Sounds good Sol. We look forward to seeing the recipes on your blog and of course having a go at making them.

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  3. Roast Beef and Yorkshire puddings etc.

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  4. Sounds good Heron. I love beef. Thanks!

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  5. No turkey for me unless I get invited out, which I doubt. I'm not struck on turkey anyway. It's only the size that some people buy them for, which makes sense if you're feeding the five thousand. I had an Aunt Bessie cake delivered today, that should stem the hunger pangs!!

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  6. Thanks Valerie. Never thought of army like catering and feeding the five thousand. We never have leftovers and hate Turkey hanging around for days. The Aunt Bessie cake sounds good. We have had her Yorkshire Puddings. Thanks for keep leaving comments Valerie

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  7. If I was here I would have either roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or a pheasant. I like the turkey on Christmas Day and turkey sandwiches in the evening but I have never been keen on it lingering on. My mum used to do a nice casserole thing with the the remainder of the cold turkey but I have never been able to get it to taste the same as mum did. I have Aunt Bessies Yorkshire puddings.

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  8. Thanks Rachel. I once ate Pheasant. It was full of shotgun bearings. But the meat was very good. I hate food lingering and getting up next morning and its still there. The dog or cat always get a slap up tea and the remainders of our Christmas food. Thanks.

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  9. Turkey for us Dave. One of our own Norfolk Blacks we have grown ourselves this year. I’ll do the deed after the weekend and let it hang for a week.

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  10. Thanks Philip. My grandmother use to send us one of her turkeys, a pair of boots each for my brother and myself and presents like a scarf or tie for my mum and dad. All wrapped and tied up with brown paper and string. All the way to England from Ireland. Thanks.

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  11. Last year we had a nice piece of carp. Not given any thought to this year's dinner yet.

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  12. Hi Gwil. Yes I remember you had carp. Carp is very popular for Christmas in Poland. They have their Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. My friend lives in Warsaw. I have been there twice. Have you been to Poland Gwil?

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    1. I've never been to Poland. But I have some good polish friends. At Christmas they me a bottle of Polish vodka. I enjoy a gentle sip now and again just for a change. Some of it is like firewater.
      Did you hear about the Polish man who went to New York. When he got to immigration they asked him the purpose of his visit. He replied: I'm here to polish up English.

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  13. Don't like turkey either. Foreign side of our family will be having stuffed chook, sage and onion stuffing, and maybe some Yorkshire puds. Greeks will be having pork with greens in an egg and lemon sauce. Brussel sprouts for both ends of the table but not where the kids are sitting. We used to have turkey but it's not traditional for either side so we dumped the turkey a few years ago thank goodness

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  14. Thanks LA. I would imagine home raised turkeys like the ones Philip have on his smallholding have taste. The ones we have bought in the supermarkets are bland and tasteless. I say have something you like on Christmas Day. Thanks!

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