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Christmas Dinner
Wed 29-Dec-10
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sorry for bringing back some bad memories people..

Wed 29-Dec-10
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So.  Christmas Dinner.  Having struggled to taste the one my mum cooked for us on Christmas Day (because it turns out I was coming down with flu), I am now heading for cooking one myself belatedly tomorrow for the Outlaws (they were supposed to come Boxing Day but they - and I as it turned out - were too poorly).  Mum-Out-Law has also been very poorly, has no appetite, and is exhausted.  Dad sounds ok though, and my OH is fine, so 2 healthy appetites, plus my rather shaky one, and one who will probably barely touch it.  Think the beasties will be happy as there's rather a lot of dead animal on the menu. 

 

Has ANYONE had a Christmas that wasn't blighted by illness?  Hardly anyone I speak too seems to have been spared by either a cold, flu or the Norovirus...

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

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wave  I'm fine.  ( hope that's not famous last words and all that !!!!! aargh  )

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wave Sorry Lyn, meant to say I hope you have a good day tomorrow and enjoy your meal.  big_hug

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Wed 29-Dec-10
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Thanks Danast.  The sad irony is that half of their pressies are food related so I think it will be a while before MOL gets to enjoy them 🙁

Like me, she's been ill repeatedly this year - I'm looking forward to kicking the door shut behind 2010 and hoping 2011 is a better year health wise for both of us...

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Erm....well my Christmas dinner is ...............wait for it...........still in the freezer!!! aargh  I spent as much spare time as I could hunting down sprouts, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, Sticky-Toffee-Pudding (I don't like mincemeat so improvised but hey at least it's traditional British), fresh chestnuts, chipolatas,  etc etc etc  Then late on Christmas Eve we were invited out unexpectedly to OH's best friend. Since I've been at work this week and we've both been fighting off some virus-bug-thing, we still havn't gotten around to it. Oh well. I guess it will make a good Sunday lunch at some point in January big_laugh 

 

Oooh maths is 2 + 1, which is about my level at the moment.....

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Suz said:

 Then late on Christmas Eve we were invited out unexpectedly to OH's best friend.

 


 Suz, I am of the opinion that the best Christmas dinner is the one someone else makes for you!big_laugh

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We're having New Years dinner today as couldn't face making it yesterday - OH got soup (tinned) and a frozen curry. I ate 1 slice of dry toast. However, I think we had a good new years eve.

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Just a little hungover, were you Janet?  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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well I did drink quite a bit, but I'm sure it was something I ate....

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wave Course it was Janet.  I think I may have had some of what you ate too, although perhaps not quite as much.  big_laugh

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lot of it going round at the moment I hear..

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big_laugh    big_laugh    big_laugh

I have had a lovely afternoon with friends and would love to have caught a bit of the bug, but I was driving.

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Talked to some friends about celebrating the coming season, and after some thought, we decided that it would be better 'at someone's house, rather than a restaurant'. Problem was, with the thought of about 14 people, whose house?

Unfortunately (for him), our neighbour called in this morning - and he does have a very large kitchen, with a lovely big table and he does like entertaining ........ so I asked him, very nicely, of course ....whistle

He, and his other half, have very generously agreed.

We've been trying to decide on an easy-ish meal, with lots of preparation and/or cooking to be done beforehand.

Ideas, anyone?

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One thing you can do beforehand and put in the freezer is mashed parsnip but, since I haven't catered for or eaten a Christmas dinner in 20 years, that is the extent of my ability and memory.  Sorry!roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

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