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Christmas food

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ninenotes, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    What is the best way to avoid it?
     
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I think you know the answer to that. But why would you want to?
     
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Keep your mouth shut?
     
  4. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    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
     
  5. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    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?
     
  6. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    That reminds me of this.

     
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Depends on who's doing the cooking.
     
  8. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    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?
     
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I started a thread about this some days ago. It was called Nuts.
     
  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I like it. I'll eat it. Cheers.
     
    InkyP likes this.
  11. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Send me the nuts and the After Eights.
     
  12. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    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?
     
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Yes, I'll have it all. The other stuff you mention isn't relevant to this thread so I'm not interested.
     
  14. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    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?
     
  15. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Mmmm, alcohol outside.

    Dog antlers - ace!
     
    Mangleworzle likes this.
  16. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Its my thread.
     
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Avoid it?

    Hmm... avoid Christmas food... odd idea...

    I was in Tesco today oggling the Christmas food!
     
  18. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

     
  19. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Was it cheese?

    I could oggle a bit of cheese. Or cocktail sausages in bacon.
     
  20. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

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