Christmas Dinner

#3
If we have turkey, I've told the wife I'm leaving. I'm sick of the tasteless shite that lasts for weeks. A proper full leg of lamb, or pork joint with cracking instead please. As a child, turkey was unheard of, chicken a rarity.
 
#4
I will be on my own this year, having just got rid of "My Dorris" so I feel a quality turkey for 1, along with BBC TV and lots of vodka!

But what will happen, is that all my mates, feeling that it must be rearly bad me being on my own, will all invite me to their places for dinner!
 
#5
Ah, I see what you mean now.

A bottle of fizz when I'm cooking.
Smoked salmon as a starter.
Goose (instead of dry, uninspiring turkey) and all the usual nonsense for the main course.
Tactical pause for digestion and a snooze.
Christmas pud sometime in the evening.
More booze.
Usually, throw in an argument for good measure.
 
#6
Ventress said:
Whats your plan for the festive meal?
Buggering off to Amsterdam.

I hate family holidays.
 
#8
The males in my family have all stated that if we do not get a big rare roasted beef joint this christmas to go with the turkey that apparently has to be forced upon us due to 'tradition'*, we will all be going to the pub for a feast of bacon fries and a few pints of Tribute.

Other than that, it's just all the usual veg/trimmings; sausages wrapped in bacon, cauliflower cheese, roasties, roasted parsnip etc. etc.


*Even through Turkey is a yankee tradition.
 
#9
Grilled black pudding with maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon to start (sounds weird, but its yummy!)
English cut, on the bone, shoulder of lamb with mixed roast roots and redcurrant jelly for main
"Zuppa Inglese" (literally english soup) a delicious trifle made with panettonne, apricots, cointreau, cream and crushed meringue for dessert

Sorted!!
 
#12
Christmas dinner... Delicious Chicken with Popcorn
Here is a chicken recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a Stuffing - imagine that! When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.

1 whole chicken
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing
1 cup of uncooked popcorn
Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 220c.

Brush chicken well with melted butter, salt and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end
towards the back of the oven. Listen to the popping sounds.

When the chicken's arse blows the oven door open and the chicken flies across the room, it is done.
 
#13
mwl946 said:
Grilled black pudding with maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon to start (sounds weird, but its yummy!)
English cut, on the bone, shoulder of lamb with mixed roast roots and redcurrant jelly for main
"Zuppa Inglese" (literally english soup) a delicious trifle made with panettonne, apricots, cointreau, cream and crushed meringue for dessert

Sorted!!

Edit - recipes available if required!
 
#14
Paella and San Miguel
 
#16
exile1 said:
Christmas dinner... Delicious Chicken with Popcorn
Here is a chicken recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a Stuffing - imagine that! When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.

1 whole chicken
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing
1 cup of uncooked popcorn
Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 220c.

Brush chicken well with melted butter, salt and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end
towards the back of the oven. Listen to the popping sounds.

When the chicken's arse blows the oven door open and the chicken flies across the room, it is done.
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#17
I'll spend Christmas with the OH relatives who are lovely, except his mother. I was told not to bring anything but I'll politely add to the menu my tasty mediterranean salad for starter.

I don't care what they have for dinner, as long as I get p1ssed to the point I can't spell my own name I'll be happy.
 
#18
I usually ring around the local Chinese takeaways and ask if they are open on Christmas day as I always fancy one of those really expensive 6 course set dinners. It also gives the memsahib a rest and I get a decent scran too. Unfortunately I always find that they are closed as all our local ones are run by Christian chinks - another example of religion ruining Christmas?

I may have to lower my sights and try the local Indians or the like.
 
#19
We're hosting my family plus various in-laws this year, with every party bringing a contribution. The Christmas menu at Casa Carrots so far is shaping up to be:

Mussels steamed in chilli and coconut, or smoked salmon on brown bread.
Home made Scotch Broth
Goose and/or ham with mashed and/or roast potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts
A choice of Christmas pud with creme anglaise or trifle or tiramisu or fresh fruit salad and cream (you can tell which course the main effort is, eh?)
Port or Madeira
Cheeseboard
Coffee and cigars for them as wants 'em
Queen's speech
Coma.
 
#20
smartascarrots said:
We're hosting my family plus various in-laws this year, with every party bringing a contribution. The Christmas menu at Casa Carrots so far is shaping up to be:

Mussels steamed in chilli and coconut, or smoked salmon on brown bread.
Home made Scotch Broth
Goose and/or ham with mashed and/or roast potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts
A choice of Christmas pud with creme anglaise or trifle or tiramisu or fresh fruit salad and cream (you can tell which course the main effort is, eh?)
Port or Madeira
Cheeseboard
Coffee and cigars for them as wants 'em
Queen's speech
Coma.
What time do you want us round ?
 
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