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Discussion in 'Personal' started by ninenotes, Dec 16, 2015.
What is the best way to avoid it?
I think you know the answer to that. But why would you want to?
Keep your mouth shut?
Because "Christmas Food" is almost universally bad.
When we were all ekeing out a living in Mr Crushope's Industrial Coal-Bending Mill and could only afford meat once every decade, and had to crawl six furlongs over ground glass on our scabbed and diseased elbows to the butcher's then a large turkey dinner was an amazing and worthwhile endeavour at Yuletide.
But now that we are all able to buy dead creatures every day during the Michaelmas period then there is an ever-expanding trend on the part of viand-merchants to try and entice us into putting overpriced and overhyped crud into our fridges, resulting in ncreasingly bizarre combinations coupled with increasingly pretentious descriptions. Finest Brazilian Spider Knees Enrobed in Pure Hungarian Pond Mud; Tousled Potatoes; Goat and Licorice Trifle; Carrots in a Spicy Cotton Vagueness; Tripe Pannacotta; Slovakian-style Pork Turrets enmeshed in a Yuzu scandal; Deft Quail; etc etc
and don't get me started on bowls of bloody nuts. Nobody eats nuts at any time of year, so why do we all have to put an infinite number of bowls of brown smugness in our homes in December?
That reminds me of this.
Depends on who's doing the cooking.
I'd far rather have nuts than tangerines, Matchmakers, After 8, mince pies or frozen party food from Iceland that will give you the squits.
Nobody likes it so why put it out?
I started a thread about this some days ago. It was called Nuts.
I like it. I'll eat it. Cheers.
Send me the nuts and the After Eights.
Will you also take the Cadbury's Heroes, ginger wine, cheese footballs, christmas cake, stollen and German biscuits you got in Lidl? And don't say you got them "to try them" it was because they are cheap.
What about the Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and light up reindeer on the roof of the neighbour's house?
Yes, I'll have it all. The other stuff you mention isn't relevant to this thread so I'm not interested.
Or the "Christmas market" that isn't any kind of market, its just an excuse to drink alcohol outside.
Or dog antlers.
Dog antlers. Is that what we have come to as a society?
Mmmm, alcohol outside.
Dog antlers - ace!
Its my thread.
Hmm... avoid Christmas food... odd idea...
I was in Tesco today oggling the Christmas food!
Was it cheese?
I could oggle a bit of cheese. Or cocktail sausages in bacon.