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Christmas Dinner
Tue 22-Nov-11
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Toffeeapple
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Ooh, may I come to you for C day please?  i_am_hungry

I'll try that again!

Tue 22-Nov-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Ooh, may I come to you for C day please?  i_am_hungry

 

You'd be most welcome, TA big_hug

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 22-Nov-11
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I shall polish up my broomstick especially for the day, thank you!wink

I'll try that again!

Sat 26-Nov-11
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I've ordered our usual 12lb free range turkey from the butcher and we're looking forward to Christmas dinner and Christmas day at home more than any other part of the season 🙂 I've turned some butcher sausages into cocktail sized ones, wrapped them in streaky bacon and popped them in the freezer. I've also whizzed up a load of bread into crumbs and put it in the freezer ready for G's bread sauce.

I find the food elements of Christmas far easier to deal with than the gift part. My brain's still blank on that.

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Shereen said:

I find the food elements of Christmas far easier to deal with than the gift part. My brain's still blank on that.

 

Know what you mean, Shereen.  steam

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I'm not sure what we'll have for Christmas yet.   We had a Thanksgiving meal last week, and I am even more certain in my mind that turkey is just not my favorite meat.   

 

I'm wondering about goose?   I've never tried it.   Because of the size of my family and the fact that we do eat leftovers up, I often do two meats when I do a roast dinner.  Ham/gammon is always popular (and slices of it days later go well with pancakes) and so I am wondering if goose and ham might be what I go for.  

 

But I am a goose newbie.   Any thoughts or tips?  Is this a terrible idea?

Tue 29-Nov-11
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Not at all. I've only had goose a couple of times, but we enjoyed it (I avoid turkey like the plague). Like duck, it's very fatty, and there's less meat than you might think from looking at it, so less leftovers to deal with. The last time I did it (some years ago) I used a recipe from the infallible Mireille Johnston, with a stuffing of apples and prunes (also like duck, fruit complements it nicely and cuts the greasiness). Let me know if you want the recipe. I think potato stuffing is a good choice too. Save the fat for roasting or frying potatoes – it is ace!

Wed 30-Nov-11
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 wave I like Veronica enjoy goose but nowadays it really is too expensive to feed a large number on it, as she says it has less meat than you would think for the size. Also a lot of people (youngsters) don't like the look of the meat (being darkish). I think your idea of the gammon is great but myself I would go for three ducks to go with it. It will cost you about 50% of a goose, especially if you buy them now & freeze till Christmas. Both duck & goose freeze really well, with no loss of texture or taste.

Good luck & have a great festive season. smile

 

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Wed 30-Nov-11
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Oh I love goose, I know they are pricey and don't go far, but the taste is wonderful and you could always get it to go further with another cheaper meat, not sure gammon would be my choice with it, I'd probably go for a piece of Pork.

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Don't like turkey!!!!! Mind you I have had some dire ones. but most of the time we got ours from the local farm, and used to collect it and they were good. I am waiting for a turkey from our friends but they still have to dispatch it yet. Looking forward to change from insipid chicken or pork.cheers

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