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Xenadog Thu 08-Oct-15 19:59:11

This might sound utterly bonkers but when I was growing up we always had pork pie, cold meats and pickle for breakfast on Christmas morning. I always wondered where this tradition came from as no one else I knew apart from my family did it. My mum was from Newcastle and my dad from Warwickshire and I never knew which one brought/continued this tradition (I'm assuming it's what one of them grew up with).

When I worked in Leicester for a while I met one other person who had pork pie for Christmas Day breakfast but everyone else has always looked at me like I'm bonkers!

So in a nut shell does anyone else have this breakfast on the big day or ever heard of others having it?

Millie2013 Thu 08-Oct-15 20:15:33

I've never heard of it, but my OH would love it!

starfishmummy Thu 08-Oct-15 20:25:14

A family we knew also had pork pie for xmas breakfast, not sure about the other things. We lived in Warwickshire - no idea if they were from there originally though.

My Mum was from Newcastle and she thought they were odd to do this so I guess it might be a warwickshire thing.

PesoPenguin Thu 08-Oct-15 20:27:03

I've never heard of this either!

weeblueberry Thu 08-Oct-15 20:41:22

Never heard of it but pork pie is good any time of day imo!!

Blueberry234 Thu 08-Oct-15 20:42:25

Never heard of that but my DS would love it!

blibblobblub Thu 08-Oct-15 20:53:46

I've never heard of it but that sounds great!

Xenadog Thu 08-Oct-15 21:19:44

Maybe I could set a new trend? grin

My DP thinks this is great idea and is happy to have pork pie for breakfast. I think I'd rather have a selection box but guessing pork pie will be on the table again this Christmas Day breakfast!

scarlets Thu 08-Oct-15 22:04:56

Tangerines and chocolate here! M

Never heard of pork pie for breakfast, but why not?

Friends of mine always had pickled herring.

Kuriusoranj Thu 08-Oct-15 23:28:58

One of our close friends has this. Which made life interesting when they spent Christmas with us in the decidedly non-UK country we moved to. Poor man, we never did track one down for him- not for want of trying.

tropicalphilosophical Fri 09-Oct-15 07:00:07

Not heard of this but great idea fgrin any excuse to eat pork pie

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Fri 09-Oct-15 07:26:27

I have heard of it but not done it.

We have those chilled crossiants n pan au choc you bake yourselves and then mid morning a brunch cooked breakfast as always fitted in with little people lunch time and then they would nap n Xmas dinner would be around 3.30 ready for their tea time however my 5yr old obv no longer naps n 10mths old thinks napping is for the weak!!

VeryPunny Fri 09-Oct-15 07:35:47

Just me that has Coco Pops and Bailey's then?grin

SapientPearwood Fri 09-Oct-15 07:53:33

Boiled eggs here, but I like your style!

ItchyArmpits Fri 09-Oct-15 08:41:23

Chocolate Orange and bacon sandwiches here fsmile

blibblobblub Fri 09-Oct-15 08:51:30

Itchy not in the same sandwich I hope?!

ItchyArmpits Fri 09-Oct-15 09:02:01

Not in the past, but now you come to mention it... fwink

PurpleDaisies Fri 09-Oct-15 09:04:01

It sounds delicious! We're boring and have smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with nice bread.

How do you do the smiley with a Santa hat emoticon?

MaelstromOfLunacy Fri 09-Oct-15 09:05:00

We do pork pie! We're Derbyshire smile

ivykaty44 Fri 09-Oct-15 09:06:17

It's a midland tradition, I have a friend in Sutton Coldfield who does the same breakfast on Xmas morning

ivykaty44 Fri 09-Oct-15 09:08:28

I've never thought of using Baily's instead of milk with breakfast cereal - yummygrin

ItchyArmpits Fri 09-Oct-15 09:09:26

Purple type [ f smile], but without any spaces

PurpleDaisies Fri 09-Oct-15 09:12:59

Thanks itchy. Much appreciated.


PlasticGreenDinosaur Fri 09-Oct-15 09:59:32

After a few years of buying nice deli stuff and never getting round to eating it, we do 'continental breakfast' before opening the presents under the tree on Christmas. Children's stockings can be opened first thing though. It's easy enough to open a few packets of cold meats and cheese, no cooking required and everyone can have as much or as little as they want. Might have to add pork pie to the table now grin

MaxPepsi Fri 09-Oct-15 10:26:29

Not sure about the breakfast thing but Stand Pie was always a Xmas tradition in our house growing up, along with a game pie.

Mum doesn't bother with the stand pie anymore since we all moved out, but I might surprise them with one this year.

Stand Pie, is a Yorkshire term for a huge pork pie.

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