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Christmas Dinner
Sat 25-Dec-10
7:34 pm
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kayerunrig
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Well it got off to a bad start , put the turkey in at 9 went to check it at 10 and realised the oven wasnt working !!!! OH had to dismantle the wretched cooker completely, to find a tiny spring on the door catch had broken , but he got it bodged up eventually , so dinner was 3 hours late with them all tapping there feet.

Usual bickering and arguing  among my 2 , but for a hideously cheap turkey it was better than the expensive one we had last year , best laugh after we had adjourned to the living room , we noticed Tom age 2 was missing , we found he had climbed on the dining table and was ripping chunks off the turkey with both hands , guess he really liked it...

Plus the luxury of heating all day made my day worth living , back to freezing tomorrow!!!

Sat 25-Dec-10
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What a day you've had Kaye, at least the little one made up for it with his love of turkey.


Bob, did you do your chestnuts yet?

I'll try that again!

Sat 25-Dec-10
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What varied days! Kaye, when I was an undergraduate I was invited to a professor's house for Thanksgiving dinner along with several other students who hadn't gone home for the weekend. It took them a while to discover the oven wasn't working, and then to realize they had the key to their neighbor's house and the neighbor was away...  lots and lots of wine while we waited to eat... but we couldn't bicker because that would not have been politic.

We had turkey and all the trimmings for 9 (trimmings only for the vegetarians), including lots of chipolatas which I twisted in half to make cocktail sized sausages. I got a kilo earlier in the week, forgetting I had ordered a kilo for Friday when I picked up the turkey! doh The first lot went into the freezer, so I will not have to buy sausages for quite a while. Daughter, son and I were equal partners in cooking the meal and all went smoothly. We put the food in the kitchen, and let everyone serve themselves there and then find seats. We ate at 5, so the ones who wanted a walk first could do so and we had plenty of time to cook without starting too early. Now the rest of the turkey and other leftovers are in my porch keeping cold. My brother near Boston can do that every year, but it is a real luxury not to have to balance everything in the fridge tonight!

Sat 25-Dec-10
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Turkey carcass in the slow cooker making soup for tomorrow, Christmas fridge tetris finished for the day...all went well, though,as usual, we didn't manage to eat ANY pudding....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 26-Dec-10
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We had goose instead of turkey, from a local farm, and delicious it was too, got most of the prep done  on christmas eve, but that had it's pitfalls. Fridges were so full that we were stashing stuff wherever there was space. Had OH's ex-wife and hubby for dinner (and his mum), but all went well, they buggered off after eating (hurray) and then we got a visit from OHs son and wife & 2 little uns. All went well, but tiring day -today much better, been out for a long walk with dog (& OH) then we're having the inevitable left overs for tea.- along with the broccoli gratin that didn'tget cooked yesterday - found it piled on top of the wine in the beer fridge at about 8.30pm last night - bugger!

 

Sun 26-Dec-10
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quote - Had OH's ex-wife and hubby for dinner - quote

 

was that as well as the Goose?  Cos in my case it would have been undoubtedly!!  Not that I bear grudges.toffeeapple

Sun 26-Dec-10
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typhoo said:

 Cos in my case it would have been undoubtedly!!  Not that I bear grudges.


 

Of course not m'dear...surprised

I'll try that again!

Sun 26-Dec-10
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season of goodwill and all that....

Mon 27-Dec-10
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Not when it comes to my ex husband and ex best friend, she used to come to my house when I was working nightshift, hmm wonder what they were doing??........................toffeeappletoffeeappletoffeeappletoffeeapple

Mon 27-Dec-10
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Ooh, I have an ex-husband who is now married to my ex-best friend too...but I wasn't working night shifts.

I'll try that again!

Mon 27-Dec-10
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did we get our exs from the same factory...mine was a house husband who was doing something with a helper from playgroup while i was at work.....long long ago thank goodness

Mon 27-Dec-10
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I'm always astounded by the similarities in a lot of us here.

I'll try that again!

Mon 27-Dec-10
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KateUK said:

Turkey carcass in the slow cooker making soup for tomorrow, Christmas fridge tetris finished for the day...all went well, though,as usual, we didn't manage to eat ANY pudding....


 

Heh. I've moved on to Christmas freezer Tetris instead Kate 🙂

Tue 28-Dec-10
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Terrier said:

Had OH's ex-wife and hubby for dinner..... 


 

typhoo said:

Not when it comes to my ex husband and ex best friend, she used to come to my house when I was working night shift, hmm wonder what they were doing??........................toffeeappletoffeeappletoffeeappletoffeeapple


 

kayerunrig said:

did we get our exs from the same factory...mine was a house husband who was doing something with a helper from playgroup while i was at work.....long long ago thank goodness


 

Toffeeapple said:

I'm always astounded by the similarities in a lot of us here.


 You and me both TA, but I think commiseration is a dish best served with laughter..... big_laugh

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Tue 28-Dec-10
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I  agree with that Michelle.  Let's all have a giggle about it.

I'll try that again!

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