to think christmas dinner is just a roast....

(99 Posts)
AmberSocks Wed 28-Nov-12 18:24:36

which are pretty rank anyway.

I'm not keen on English food,most of it is really bland,a Christmas dinner is basically just boiled veg and some chicken,gravy isn't particularly interesting.

I don't get the big deal?

GrumpyCynicalBastard Wed 28-Nov-12 18:25:41

Ok. Thanks for that. It's good to share isn't it?

Clearly you've never tasted my mother's stuffing.

Ahem.

flybynight Wed 28-Nov-12 18:27:49

Totally agree. Turkey is incredibly bland and the thought of bread sauce makes me gip. We have beef Wellington, made by the man of the house. Tis lovely!

To be fair, the last 3 years we've had 2x Beef Wellingtons and 1x roast forerib of beef.

Turkey is pretty tasteless.

But the stuffing and cranberry sauce and ham with a honey mustard coating are divine.

I am missing my mums dinner this year as have to go to the ILs. Its a travesty!

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 18:31:34

I do turkey crown with apricot and pork herb stuffing. If I do say myself, it is fucking amazing.

And homemade gravy. None of that Bisto that I use the rest of the year

<sniff>

LynetteScavo Wed 28-Nov-12 18:31:52

With all the trimmings!

Pigs in blankets, bread sauce (mine just happens to be phenomenal) cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing, and I ^steam6 my veg.

Next you'll be telling us you don't like Christmas pudding and brandy butter.

AmberSocks Wed 28-Nov-12 18:32:30

We were thinking of going out on christmas day for a curry (we are big curry lovers and theres an amazing place half hour away near where we used to live) but part of me wants to do a christmas dinner,but i know i will be dissapointed like the rest of the time,we never ever have roasts so its the only time of the year we eat that kind of food.

AmberSocks Wed 28-Nov-12 18:33:20

I dont like christmas pudding!never tried brandy butter.

thegreylady Wed 28-Nov-12 18:33:24

pigs in blankets
roasties
proper gravy
cranberry sauce
slices of lean gammon alongside the turkey
crooglie [swede and potato mash]
sprouts tossed in butter with chopped chestnuts
honey glazed carrots and parsnips
Christmas pudding carried in to a candle lit room with blue flames dancing over it
Good wine,crackers,hats,love and fun.....yep just a roast??

LynetteScavo Wed 28-Nov-12 18:33:26

So many taste combinations on one plate...certainly not bland.

wtf1981 Wed 28-Nov-12 18:34:17

Yours might be like that!

MammaTJ Wed 28-Nov-12 18:35:35

Gravy is yummy when made properly. You just aren't doing it right.

LynetteScavo Wed 28-Nov-12 18:35:39

I love a curry, and it's a bit of a tradition now that we have one on Christmas eve.

I hardly ever do a roast during the year, but at Christmas I love to and pull out all the stops. I wouldn't go out to a restaurant for Christmas lunch, as I don't think anywhere could do it as well as me.

Each to his own, though. smile

IndridCold Wed 28-Nov-12 18:35:50

Yes, it's just a roast -definitely not rank or bland though!

AmberSocks Wed 28-Nov-12 18:36:25

I dont cook them but i have had them by other people and i dont see the attraction,i think its those kind of flavours just arent big enough for me.

gordyslovesheep Wed 28-Nov-12 18:36:30

well as far as I know it's not legally binding to eat it - so don't <giant eye roll>

I love a good roast dinner - obviously you have yet to have one grin

McChristmasPants2012 Wed 28-Nov-12 18:36:54

If a turkey is dry, then it's not cooked properly mine is never dry.

I inject a marinade into the muscles of the meat smile

AmberSocks Wed 28-Nov-12 18:37:37

ive never made gravy,that's what im saying,i dont eat anything you would have gravy on,i have had it in restaurants though,still bland imo.

I'd sort out your cooking if i were you. A good roast is never bland. Clearly you've never had a good roast.

Gosh, I feel sorry for you. I love Christmas dinner but then I don't cook it!

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 18:38:33

I think if you want it to taste good, you have to make it yourself. With a really good recipe.

Going out for dinner, you are going to get bland turkey roast. The chefs been cooking it since Nov, and is thoroughly sick of the sight of it.

MmeLinDude Wed 28-Nov-12 18:39:12

Amber
You are being invited to the wrong dinner parties wink

Euphemia Wed 28-Nov-12 18:39:15

It's the one day a year we have a roast!

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