Christmas foods rating

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby Very Stable Baron » 27 Dec 2017, 05:21

Alma Cogent wrote:Brussels sprouts


We had our British XMAS meal today. I specifically took charge of the Brussels sprouts to make certain they wouldn’t be boiled into submission.

Me: how do you want the sprouts done? Roasted? Steamed?
Wife: boiled

I steamed them and made sure they weren’t over cooked. They weren’t perfect but they were as good as steamed, unadorned sprouts were gonna be.

Me: were the sprouts ok?
Wife: they were a bit undercooked.
Me: my only goal was for them to not get boiled into watery submission.
Wife: yeah but that’s how they’re supposed to be at British Xmas.

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby OCT » 27 Dec 2017, 10:03

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby nev harp » 27 Dec 2017, 10:30

Who is responsible for these Pigs in Blankets shite?

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby The Modernist » 27 Dec 2017, 10:41

sloopjohnc wrote:How ham didn't make this list befuddles me?


Ham is hardly a special food is it? It's something you have year round here.
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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby trans-chigley express » 27 Dec 2017, 12:41

Still Baron wrote:
Alma Cogent wrote:Brussels sprouts


We had our British XMAS meal today. I specifically took charge of the Brussels sprouts to make certain they wouldn’t be boiled into submission.

Me: how do you want the sprouts done? Roasted? Steamed?
Wife: boiled

I steamed them and made sure they weren’t over cooked. They weren’t perfect but they were as good as steamed, unadorned sprouts were gonna be.

Me: were the sprouts ok?
Wife: they were a bit undercooked.
Me: my only goal was for them to not get boiled into watery submission.
Wife: yeah but that’s how they’re supposed to be at British Xmas.

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If just boiling boil them in chicken stock will make them tastier

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Dec 2017, 00:07

The Modernist wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:How ham didn't make this list befuddles me?


Ham is hardly a special food is it? It's something you have year round here.


Sorta, kinda. Like lamb is yearly around your parts, it isn't here.

There's a company called Honeybaked Hams (OJ used to own a bunch of franchises) that advertises like crazy around Xmas. It's sandwich meat around here, but a whole spiral, glazed, ham is largely seasonal.

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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Dec 2017, 00:47

When I was a kid, we'd have Xmas eve dinner at my Swedish grandparents. Four different kind of herring and scalloped potatoes. I was always hungry until we got home and I could eat normal food.
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Re: Christmas foods rating

Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Dec 2017, 15:28

I can't find the "Now Eating" thread but yesterday I made a killer bubble and squeak out of the Xmas veg leftovers, with a fried egg atop. On the side, a slice of chestnut, cheese and parsnip loaf, one of the best things Baron makes. Fabulous.
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