What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

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What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:01 pm

Looking for different things for special meals for next Christmas - variations on the turkey/xmas pud....

Who's got some new ideas?
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby modernist » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:25 pm

Chataigner wrote:Looking for different things for special meals for next Christmas - variations on the turkey/xmas pud....

Who's got some new ideas?


But you've got 364 other days to try the rest. I'm sticking with T and Xpud :lol:
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:42 pm

A traditional modernist then...?
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby modernist » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:53 pm

I do like Christmas pud

This was my friends in Angouleme

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak- ... 7748_n.jpg

which also looks nice
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Doug » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:09 pm

Mushroom, leek & gruyere filo parcel with roast parsnips, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, sprouts, carrots, swede, peas & cauliflower cheese.

With an Abbot ale starter & pudding, then a long nap afterwards :lol: :lol:

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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby jake » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:31 pm

Proper English christmas roast - forerib. None of that newfangled American bloated chicken thing.

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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby mtr1 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:38 pm

Traditional for me, Goose of course, bred by me, fed by me, dead by me, and ate by me..yum yum.

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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:51 am

jake wrote:Proper English christmas roast - forerib. None of that newfangled American bloated chicken thing.


Now you're talking, i do like roast beef!

Ours was the following :

A small cup of butternut squash/chilli soup
Smoked salmon salad ( washed down with a Montravel sec 2003 made by a friend)
Tournedos Rossini, beef from our local butcher, foie gras from a local farm, with a gratin dauphinois and broccoli, washed down with a 2000 Haut Médoc.
Pud was deferred due to lack of capacity.
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:55 am

mtr1 wrote:Traditional for me, Goose of course, bred by me, fed by me, dead by me, and ate by me..yum yum.


Do you raise other poultry too? We keep geese, muskovy ducks and chickens, the last two mainly for eggs though the odd one does go in the pot.

Tried Guinea fowl one season, but we couldn't stand the noise!
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:56 am

Doug wrote:Mushroom, leek & gruyere filo parcel with roast parsnips, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, sprouts, carrots, swede, peas & cauliflower cheese.

With an Abbot ale starter & pudding, then a long nap afterwards :lol: :lol:


Sounds wonderful, no meat I notice, is that a policy decision?
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby mtr1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:01 am

Chataigner wrote:
mtr1 wrote:Traditional for me, Goose of course, bred by me, fed by me, dead by me, and ate by me..yum yum.


Do you raise other poultry too? We keep geese, muskovy ducks and chickens, the last two mainly for eggs though the odd one does go in the pot.

Tried Guinea fowl one season, but we couldn't stand the noise!


We also have Norfolk black turkey's(free range), large bloated American chicken's(ross cobb also free range), assorted breeds of egg laying chicken's, Guinea fowl(which are delicious), and Aylesbury duck. We have rare breed pork, the odd lamb/Hogget/mutton, and goat too.

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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby Chataigner » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:09 am

mtr1 wrote:We also have Norfolk black turkey's(free range), large bloated American chicken's(ross cobb also free range), assorted breeds of egg laying chicken's, Guinea fowl(which are delicious), and Aylesbury duck. We have rare breed pork, the odd lamb/Hogget/mutton, and goat too.


Wow, that's quite a farm. We raised our own pigs for a few seasons, but for just 2 of us a pig is too big really. We also had milking goats.

How do you find time for woodwork?
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Re: What did you have for Xmas dinner/lunch?

Postby mtr1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:19 pm

Chataigner wrote:
Wow, that's quite a farm. We raised our own pigs for a few seasons, but for just 2 of us a pig is too big really. We also had milking goats.

How do you find time for woodwork?


Only takes an hour in the morning, the load is shared with my dad and two brothers. Its well worth it as we don't pay for food any more, or we trade with other farmers for the bits and pieces we don't have.


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