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Tureen or not Tureen?

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Insomnibrat Sat 25-Nov-17 00:03:24

One has offended Mother.

DM is very kindly hosting Christmas this year. Every year since I ever remember The Tureens of Plenty come out and are placed in the centre of the table like some steaming Dickensian Christmas vegetable pick-n-mix.
This year we have a pretty busy table with relatives and children and so I suggested, in order to save room and fuss, that she doesn't bother with The Tureens of Plenty and dishes up in the kitchen instead.

Her face......You'd think i'd suggested throwing Tiny Tim himself on the fire. It looks like The Tureens of Plenty are here to stay, and we'll all sit on the floor around the edge of the table and be grateful. grin

So, how do you dish yours up? Tureen or not Tureen?

Heratnumber7 Sat 25-Nov-17 00:08:19

Tureen. Every day in this house. So much easier.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Nov-17 00:11:04

You philistine fgrin

I don't have a Tureen of Plenty (I used to have one though when I had my BHS Country Vine Dinner Set) , they are so much nicer than plating up for a special meal.

I have white divided dishes for veg . Dishes of Divvy Up?

Sinkingfeeling Sat 25-Nov-17 00:12:45

I think tureen. If you can't tureen at Christmas, when can you?

Insomnibrat Sat 25-Nov-17 00:19:18

I can only aspire to a daily use tureen.

I do love how she keeps them for best, they were a wedding present from 40yrs ago and they've been more reliable than Father Christmas for turning up every year.

Love the Dishes of Divvy Up. The Condiments of Compromise?

Spam88 Sat 25-Nov-17 10:13:19

Do they have another table or sideboard that everything could go on, people can serve themselves there and then sit at the table? That's what we've done when my dads cooked an insane number of dishes that won't fit on the table.

Scruffette Sat 25-Nov-17 10:15:41

Get her a hostess trolley for Christmas! She will be vowed with the 70'sesque glamorous convenience and it will keep the veg cosy and warm for ages too.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 25-Nov-17 10:15:47

We put our dishes on side tables

Insomnibrat Sat 25-Nov-17 11:43:01

She'd love a hostess trolley, or one of those old 80's golden tea trolleys with a wonky wheel.

I've suggested putting the tureens on the breakfast bar (kitchen diner) and was met with an "Mmm", which in the language of Mum means "No chance!" grin

HRTpatch Sat 25-Nov-17 11:43:29

Great thread

BishopstonFaffing Sat 25-Nov-17 11:46:28

My parents use a hostess trolley for christmas. It's amazing.

EmmaGrundyForPM Sat 25-Nov-17 11:47:00

Hostess trolley always makes me think of Victoria Wood grin

I use any bold dish I can fibd tureen at Christmas but there are usually only 8 of us so they fit on the table. We did once have 14 for Christmas dinner so I shoved then on a side table and people helped themselves. That worked ok

blueskyinmarch Sat 25-Nov-17 11:50:00

We plate up - philistines obviously.

goose1964 Sat 25-Nov-17 15:40:19

We call ours bowls, a tureen being specifically for soup. We have warmers, like ones you get in Indian restaurants, and they help keep the veg warm without cooking it. The problem with dishing up is that you don't know how hungry people are so you get easy. If people dish up for themselves they usually know how much they want so less waste on plates. You then have all your food waste to use in other dishes like curries and bubble and squeak

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