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An Unreasonable Christmas Buffet

(133 Posts)
BupcakesAndCunting Thu 22-Nov-12 12:51:09

This year I said I am not doing a turkey because I am sick of being disappointed by turkey and also am sick of all the pans/every utensil in the kitchen forming a 1/10 scale replica of K2 on the work surface every year.

DH and I said we were going to go to the local curryhouse for a curry instead. We invited MIL, my mother and my brother (who I do not like). Last week the curryhouse said they had 25 seats left, and to confirm when we knew what time for definite we would come in. When I rang back yesterday, they were full. No matter.

DH has suggested a buffet at lunchtime. I told my mum on the phone and I could hear her doing this face hmm AIBU about a christmas buffet?

maddening Fri 23-Nov-12 23:09:05

my parents had a bbq one Christmas - we ate indoors :-)

AudrinaAdare Fri 23-Nov-12 23:35:42

My mate in America told me that her SIL got her all fired up about the turkey in brine in a bucket (Nigella?) so she did it for Thanksgiving. Rang her up to ask what to do next and she told her to leave it outside overnight.

SIL lived in the North and mate lives in Florida where it was 70 degrees at night and she was afeard it would kill her family and guests. I think she ended up throwing it out because it woudn't fit in the fridge but there was talk of regularly dousing it with ice all night.

Anyway, fuck that. Turkey is horrible. We have chicken with bacon and honey and rosemary and oranges and lemons. And this year it's not even going to be a real chicken, just a joint from M&S. Your buffet is NBU.

FellatioNelson Sat 24-Nov-12 03:45:34

shock First of all you reject the glorious and entirely correct turkey if vaour of a chicken, and then you can't even be arsed to have a real chicken? WTF is a chicken joint? <faints>

I do not belong on this thread.

FellatioNelson Sat 24-Nov-12 03:45:57

in favour

Lavenderhoney Sat 24-Nov-12 04:24:01

tbh, it's a running buffet Christmas day anyway as dc and dh pick at all the nibbles from the minute they get up til bedtime. I have no idea how they eat a big lunch in the middle of it, plus all the chocolates. We don't have prawn rings thoughsmile

I was in a country pub once and a young man was slumped against the wall. I asked the barman if he was ok , and he said ' he got cast earlier during happy hour and he'll get up when he's ready' apparently cast is when horses can't get up.

Living in Australia, I should point out that Christmas Feast is cooked on the 24th, and eaten cold on Christmas day.
You Must Have
Leg of Ham (naice)
A roo-tail
Snags, steak, chops etcetcetc
Huge bowls of random salads
Even bigger bowls of prawns with vinegar
Satay
Pav.

Assorted dips, chips, nuts, sausage rolls, dim sims, party pies, spring rolls, nuggets and chocolate.

More booze than one can shake an Englishman, Irishman, Russian or a german at.

It should start at around 8 am and finish at about midnight.

You're all doing it wrong.

Merlotmonster Sat 24-Nov-12 08:55:09

Roo-tail!!!!hilarious...where can I get one of those

Merlot- you get in your car, inform your grandparent you're on your way, ten hours later you get out of the car, stretch, hop in the ute with a shotgun and see what you can find on 10 000 acres of land.

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