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When should I put my sprouts on?

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CatThiefKeith Wed 21-May-14 21:02:59

Now that the bargains thread is gaining momentum, is it time to put the sprouts on?

I left it til October last year and they were decidedly underdone sad

littlegreengloworm Wed 21-May-14 21:04:34

I think I would blanch them tonight grin

Laska42 Wed 21-May-14 21:08:38

Ive had mine on a rolling boil since April.. still rock 'ard..grin

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 21-May-14 21:10:18

Ne'er boil a sprout til May be out.

'Tis the lore grin

OuterFromOutersville Wed 21-May-14 21:11:15

I put mine on last Boxing Day preens.

littlegreengloworm Wed 21-May-14 21:28:16

Ooooh outer I'm envy

Mine are going to be shite compared to yours now... Sob

CatThiefKeith Wed 21-May-14 21:30:38

Shit. I'd better get cracking then.

Do I boil the chestnuts as well? Should I add them now or wait til July?

Maryz Thu 22-May-14 09:59:09

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meditrina Thu 22-May-14 10:05:00

Surely the urgent task about now is selecting your turkey's parents and supervising their mating?

Fenton Thu 22-May-14 10:08:41

Ha ha! I came here looking for Maryz, and there she is grin


Maryz Thu 22-May-14 10:12:09

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BuzzardBird Thu 22-May-14 10:12:54

You should be worrying about making your Christmas gin surely?

Atbeckandcall Thu 22-May-14 10:39:48

Amateurs! wink

CatThiefKeith Thu 22-May-14 11:19:51

I have the turkey firmly under control. I have hand reared a beautiful specimen. I feed him nothing but apples, raisins, cinnamon, ginger and honey.

I am hoping this will negate the need to spend most of December marinating him.

He looks a little scrawny, but he has a few months yet so I am hoping he will fill out a bit.....

Chimchar Thu 22-May-14 11:23:25

oh shit!

I haven't even BOUGHT mine yet...

Do you think there'll be any left if I dash down to Tesco now?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 22-May-14 18:55:45

You only have 217 days , they'll be raw shock RAW I tell you.


Unless (Christmas could be saved after all) you get some snazzy Heston Blumenthal~esque pressure cooker ?

kelper Thu 22-May-14 18:57:21

If i get baby sprouts, will i only need to put them on around august? <looks hopeful>

JerseySpud Thu 22-May-14 19:10:59

You are all insane.

Sprouts are the work of the devil!

I remember Christmas year before last. I always make home made gravy and without thinking used the sprout water to make the gravy with. Couldnt understand why DD1 and i were farting along with sil, DH and DD2 when DD1 and i don't eat sprouts.

It finally hit me when the fumes got too much later in the evening what i had done...

CatThiefKeith Thu 22-May-14 20:00:04

Shit and bother. I haven't got a pressure cooker!

Would a slow cooker work?

Maryz Thu 22-May-14 22:22:46

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 23-May-14 00:08:07

Can I skewer them with metal skewers and BBQ them, then the metal will cook them inside as well?

Eyes up large incinerator which DH bought and is currantly in the kitchen <<glamour>>

CatThiefKeith Fri 23-May-14 11:25:01

70 I reckon they will be delicious on the BBQ!

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Fri 23-May-14 11:27:09

Barbecued sprouts??

Stop this madness!

CatThiefKeith Fri 23-May-14 16:43:24

On a separate note, I have decided to make my own Christmas cards this year.

Can someone talk me through turning the old apple tree into paper please?

starfishmummy Fri 23-May-14 17:01:31

Much easier to turn your junk mail into paper.

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