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What Xmas fare have you still got in your cupboards?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I still have unopened: a large panettone, 2 packets of luxury mince pies, a stollen, a large box of Lindt chocs, a box of After 8s, a Christmas cake, a Brie, 2 large Port Salut cheeses, a pack of St Agur. I am ashamed that I bought far too much. I think it must be something to do with being a war child brought up with rationing. I always have loads of soap and loo rolls and light bulbs stashed away too. Anyone else find they have bought too much?
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  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I only have a Christmas Pud, various unopened cheeses, one packet of cream crackers, one packet of mince pies and a pot of double cream
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    That's still a surfeit, Did.
  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    And one I am quite ashamed of.
    I am usually more frugal :oops:

    I have LOADS of alcohol left but that keeps
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  5. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I packed up all the alcohol and gave it to my son to take home.
  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    It would take me a long, long time to list what xmas things I've got in the cupboards. I froze a batch of turkey today and we'll eat the soup I made with the rest tomorrow.
    My son is being sent back to university with a very generous goody bag so that'll shift a lot.
    Otherwise we'll finish it over New Year or shortly after, none will go to waste but I did buy too much. Not good really.
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  7. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    We have three large cauliflowers. They were clearly bought with some culinary purpose in mind but neither of us can remember what it was now.
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  8. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I still have a Christmas pudding from last year. As for this year, an Iceberg lettuce, 3 yakky parsnips, three boxes of Matchmakers, 4 nets of chocolate coins (which I'd lost but have now turned up - will have to have another Christmas stocking day), 4 tubes of Pastilles, Smarties, Jelly Tots x 2
  9. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    So, you'll take the posh liquor out of the cupboard for your own consumption?


    We've nothing left because we bought little...went to a hotel in Ireland and then visited MrSK's family (mainly MIL)...finishing the wine in the hotel room tonight before we return via the ferry to the UK.
  10. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    To quote a fairly famous seagull
    "MINE !"
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  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Nope. There is no alcohol in the house, whether posh or not. I believe 'liquor' is an Americanism,
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  12. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'm American :(
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  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    But 'when in Rome' and all that...
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  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Nobody's perfect :D:p
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  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Sabrina did call it posh liquor rather than fancy liquor, so she's picking up some proper English terms.
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  16. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Had you asked this morning Lascarina I would have been able to include an unopened bag of sprouts
    But I managed to dispose of them
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  17. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I didn't buy much because we were dining at Son1's. We had a goose today but there's none left. I bought a tin (well, plastic box) of Roses, got some of those gold-wrapped things i can't remember the name of, but which Littlie1 enjoyed taking out of the box and restacking (she's never had chocolate so doesn't know they're sweets). Used the port doing Mulled Lamb last week, and duck in port and cranberries. The obligatory 60s drums of cheese footballs and cheeselets are safely stored in my tummy, so all that's left is the frozen lobster and the M&S seafood tray that Son2 and I are going to scoff tomorrow when everyone else is otherwise occupied.
    Then it's back to gruel.
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  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    We have a christmas pudding and half a ruddy turkey crown... sick of turkey... should be Byzantium...
  19. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Am very pleased that I showed great restraint when shopping! A few unopened cheeses that won't go to waste, some salad stuff and a bit of veg. Frozen mini pies and pizzas and a frozen chocolate tart that will also come in handy. No wastage, at all. Even the half made trifle is going slowly and I mixed cold Xmas pudding with ice cream after tea, tonight.
    Bought a cauli but parboiled and froze it. Get me!
    Only thing is, someone bought us a hamper of biscuits and sweet things. Nooo! I've, literally, sat around for 3 days and stuffed myself with chocs, cheese and biscuits. I can SEE the weight that's gone on around my middle. The only exercise I've had was today when I put my Spotify dance music on as I tidied the kitchen.
    Is it over, yet?
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  20. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Nuts. I just found a net of them that I'd forgotten I had, found the crackers and managed to get into a hazelnut, yum. I should have left it there because my attempt to crack a Brazil nut has resulted in an injury :(. Somehow I managed to get the fleshy bit of my palm that's just below my index finger in the joint part of the crackers as the nut gave way and the crackers closed all of the way.
    I hate nuts now.
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