CHRISTMAS DINNER RATE 2020

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07 Roast Turkey - I love turkey, but I go for what's inside (whatever organs are to be scraped off and stuffing), plus the bacon on the outside
00 Nut Roast - I don't know her
12 Stuffing - thank goodness I can't make it myself or it would be my frequent go-to cheat meal
10 Cranberry Sauce - in small doses
07 Pigs in Blankets - requires brown sauce or Branston Pickle
10 Broccoli - I eat this almost every day
10 Peas
10 Brussel Sprouts - I'll eat them raw until my mouth is sore and stinging, but prefer to chop and fry them
10 Swede - who can resist a Sweded roasting etc
09 Roast Parsnips - a bit lacklustre as far as veg goes, but vegetables just taste so good this way
06 Red Cabbage
06 Green Cabbage
06 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes - they can just as easily be a zero though
04 Mashed Potatoes - one of the dullest foods to eat
04 Boiled Potatoes
09 Carrots
06 Yorkshire Pudding - I don't mind the texture, but they don't excite me
05 Bread Sauce - formerly a 12, now it's just like fake porridge
07 Gravy - the turkey's get out of jail free card
 

funky

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08 Roast Turkey
04 Nut Roast
08 Stuffing
02 Cranberry Sauce
09 Pigs in Blankets
09 Broccoli
00 Peas
00 Brussel Sprouts
08 Swede
09 Roast Parsnips
07 Red Cabbage
06 Green Cabbage
06 White Cabbage
11 Roast Potatoes
10 Mashed Potatoes
00 Boiled Potatoes
09 Carrots
03 Yorkshire Pudding
-1 Bread Sauce
10 Gravy

BONUS COMMENTARY:

10 Thick Gravy
00 Runny Gravy
00 Cunts who like / make runny gravy
 

funky

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Also mashed potato is FABULOUS

But it never replaces roast potatoes

you just have BOTH
 

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I think i ate 15 sprouts for my Christmas dinner last year. It was amazing. SO NICE
 

Mats

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I'm making Christmas dinner this year. and while everything here is indeed boiled in the pressure cooker for 72 hours, @funky , rest assured my gravy is thicc
 

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Plus extra gravy obvs

kate have you been to the Red Lion in Barnes. They do the BEST roasts served in a massive roasting dish to share, with a big SHARING JUG of thick gravy. None of this small jug of brown liquid nonsense. It’s such a thrill when you find somewhere that does Roasts properly
 

octophone

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My mum could somehow make potato croquettes amazing. I have no idea how she did it.
 

lolly

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An amazing gravy completely transforms an average plate of food.

A shit gravy can ruin even the best.

It absolutely is the most important thing on the plate.
 

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kate have you been to the Red Lion in Barnes. They do the BEST roasts served in a massive roasting dish to share, with a big SHARING JUG of thick gravy. None of this small jug of brown liquid nonsense. It’s such a thrill when you find somewhere that does Roasts properly
I HAVE but not for a roast :o I won’t be going to Barnes again until they reopen the poor brave bridge, but I shall BEAR THAT IN MIND

Mr Kate is a freak who likes his food dry, so the best roasts are the ones with gravy in a jug because I get both of them.
 

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08 Roast Turkey
00 Nut Roast
10 Stuffing
05 Cranberry Sauce
10 Pigs in Blankets
-1 Broccoli
07 Peas
08 Brussel Sprouts
07 Swede
10 Roast Parsnips
08 Red Cabbage
08 Green Cabbage
08 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes
08 Mashed Potatoes
03 Boiled Potatoes
Carrots 09 IF ROAST, 04 IF BOILED
10 Yorkshire Pudding
00 Bread Sauce
11 Gravy
 

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09 Roast Turkey
-1 Nut Roast
08 Stuffing
10 Cranberry Sauce
11 Pigs in Blankets
04 Broccoli
08 Peas
02 Brussel Sprouts
08 Swede
10 Roast Parsnips
04 Red Cabbage
05 Green Cabbage
03 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes
08 Mashed Potatoes
06 Boiled Potatoes
06 Carrots
09 Yorkshire Pudding
?? Bread Sauce
10 Gravy
 

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08 Roast Turkey
00 Nut Roast
10 Stuffing
05 Cranberry Sauce
10 Pigs in Blankets
-1 Broccoli
07 Peas
08 Brussel Sprouts
07 Swede
10 Roast Parsnips
08 Red Cabbage
08 Green Cabbage
08 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes
08 Mashed Potatoes
03 Boiled Potatoes
Carrots 09 IF ROAST, 04 IF BOILED
10 Yorkshire Pudding
00 Bread Sauce
11 Gravy

I always roast carrots. Might buy some wanky disco/heritage carrots this year
 

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DISCO CARROTS :disco:

But will they be TOPPY?

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Served with a side of mushroom chocolates for my mother in law
 

dmlaw

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03 Roast Turkey
05 Nut Roast
07 Stuffing
02 Cranberry Sauce
11 Pigs in Blankets (Mum, I've eaten the entire packet again)
00 Broccoli
00 Peas
-1 Brussel Sprouts
03 Swede
10 Roast Parsnips
00 Red Cabbage
00 Green Cabbage
00 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes (Must be very crispy. If you don't need a hammer and chisel to get through the outside, they're no good)
00 Mashed Potatoes
00 Boiled Potatoes
08 Carrots (Roasted with the parsnips in honey and mustard. My entire mouth just filled with saliva)
09 Yorkshire Pudding
01 Bread Sauce
09 Gravy

0s for things which have no place in a Christmas dinner, except Yorkshire Puddings, which are too lovely for that.
 

dmlaw

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:D!

But also too close to the truth to be funny :(

Christmas 2021

00 - Toast
00 - Chips
00 - Rat
00 - Half A Glass Of Water
00 - Cheddar (use-by date: August 2020)
Are you rating all of the delicious protozoa in the glass of water separately?
 

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03 Roast Turkey
05 Nut Roast
07 Stuffing
02 Cranberry Sauce
11 Pigs in Blankets (Mum, I've eaten the entire packet again)
00 Broccoli
00 Peas
-1 Brussel Sprouts
03 Swede
10 Roast Parsnips
00 Red Cabbage
00 Green Cabbage
00 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes (Must be very crispy. If you don't need a hammer and chisel to get through the outside, they're no good)
00 Mashed Potatoes
00 Boiled Potatoes
08 Carrots (Roasted with the parsnips in honey and mustard. My entire mouth just filled with saliva)
09 Yorkshire Pudding
01 Bread Sauce
09 Gravy

0s for things which have no place in a Christmas dinner, except Yorkshire Puddings, which are too lovely for that.

Red cabbage IS christmas
 

lolly

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I was hoping that after Mr L's mother died, we could move away from traditional British Christmas Dinner. I don't particularly like it, and neither does he. But no, apparently it's 'tradition'.
 

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Mr Ag didn't even know there were pigs in blankets in the house yesterday and he never will.

I dont really miss eating pork, but I did just pine over a rather juicy looking pig in blanket. This will be my third dead pigless christmas.
 

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kate have you been to the Red Lion in Barnes. They do the BEST roasts served in a massive roasting dish to share, with a big SHARING JUG of thick gravy. None of this small jug of brown liquid nonsense. It’s such a thrill when you find somewhere that does Roasts properly
This was our local when we lived in Barnes, it's my favourite pub ever :love: (Not that I was old enough to drink at the TIME, but we were still there a lot)
 

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09 Roast Turkey
04 Nut Roast
10 Stuffing
01 Cranberry Sauce
11 Pigs in Blankets
07 Broccoli
07 Peas
08 Brussel Sprouts (must be ROASTED)
01 Swede
-1 Roast Parsnips
06 Red Cabbage
05 Green Cabbage
05 White Cabbage
10 Roast Potatoes
10 Mashed Potatoes
06 Boiled Potatoes
08 Carrots
09 Yorkshire Pudding
03 Bread Sauce
10 Gravy
 

Zu 2

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I don’t think I’ve ever had roasted Brussels. I mean there’s a flavour which doesn’t really warrant being in HD
 

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03 Roast Turkey - Too dry
03 Nut Roast - I prefer Tofurky
10 Stuffing - For American stuffing, the picture I saw yesterday in the daily thread looked horrifying
08 Cranberry Sauce
00 Pigs in Blankets - American pigs in a blanket are amazing, yours look like a heart attack
06 Broccoli
06 Peas
10 Brussel Sprouts
?? Swede
06 Roast Parsnips
?? Red Cabbage
07 Green Cabbage
?? White Cabbage
09 Roast Potatoes
10 Mashed Potatoes
08 Boiled Potatoes
03 Carrots
?? Yorkshire Pudding
?? Bread Sauce
01 Gravy

I'm coming for the CARBS only
 

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