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I'm having frozen mash for Christmas dinner and one of those Iceland ice cream bottles

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Honeydragon Sat 29-Nov-14 17:51:09

I hate doing mash, unnecessary labour for something dull.

I'm also doing the Roast potatoes in the Actifry.


I'm having a chocolate ice cream bottle for pudding. With Heston Ponce Pies.

I'm not remotely unreasonable.

Nothing is unreasonable if it results in chocolate ice cream with toffee bits in a novelty shape.

Mumraathenoisylion Sat 29-Nov-14 17:52:47

I'm having ready are dauphinoise potatoes with my turkey because we're not entertaining anyone and I love them.

Yanbu - have whatever you like.

Mumraathenoisylion Sat 29-Nov-14 17:53:54

And what is a chocolate ice cream bottle please?

Honeydragon Sat 29-Nov-14 17:56:10

Iceland have done a creamy chocolatey toffeish ice cream shaped like a bottle. It's got gold sprinkled on it and everything.

And that little gem, will be tucked into at chez dragon on the 25th. Oh yes.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 29-Nov-14 17:57:51

Frozen mash is lovely, I also love Aunt Bessie's carrot and swede mash, that is the dog's bollocks.

Frozen rules!

EveDallasRetd Sat 29-Nov-14 17:57:52

DD has asks us to buy that Ice Cream bottle Honey. I was just going to do my usual fake ice-cream cake thing, but that's even easier.

Although I'm also tempted by the M&S Brownie gold rings cake.

listed Sat 29-Nov-14 17:58:09

No no Mumraa you're doing it all wrong.

OP YABVVU, you are damaging your kids by not starting making your Christmas dinner in October, commencing with homemade brandy fed fruitcake, moving through sloe gin and sweet chestnut stuffing (gathered yourself of course) and then getting up at 3am on Xmas day to start stuffing the turkey.

Why did you have kids if you don't like christmas?

INeedSomeHelp Sat 29-Nov-14 17:58:46

I think that ice cream bottle looks fab! I'm not hosting but might need to take one with me.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 29-Nov-14 17:59:54

Just looked at the bottle and only £4, bargain!

TheRealAmandaClarke Sat 29-Nov-14 18:00:25

I love roasting potatoes in the actifry.

CakeAndWineAreAFoodGroup Sat 29-Nov-14 18:01:40

Christmas dinner is going to be egg and chips, bread and butter and champagne followed by my own body weight in chocolate.

No guests this year, just me and OH. Can't wait. grin

ireallydontlikemonday Sat 29-Nov-14 18:03:14

Love frozen mash but YABU by having mash with Christmas dinner!

Thurlow Sat 29-Nov-14 18:03:36

OK, I am practically running to Iceland tomorrow to get one of those ice cream bottles!

silveroldie2 Sat 29-Nov-14 18:04:08

It sounds vile - maybe you would like to check out the ingredients for the ice cream bottle:


Chocolate Flavoured Ice Cream (39%), Vanilla Flavoured Ice Cream (38%), Milk Chocolate Couverture Coating (13%), Dark Chocolate Sauce (6%), Confectionery Label (2%), Toffee Pieces (1%), Yellow Coloured Sugar Cubes (1%). Chocolate Flavoured Ice Cream contains: Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Water, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Coconut Fat, Milk Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Chocolate Couverture (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Flavouring), Milk Proteins, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Stabilisers: Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum.

Vanilla Flavoured Ice Cream contains: Reconstituted Skimmed Milk, Water, Sugar, Coconut Fat, Milk Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Stabilisers: Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum; Flavouring, Colour: Carotenes.

Milk Chocolate Couverture Coating contains: Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithins.

Dark Chocolate Sauce contains: Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk (Skimmed Milk, Sugar), Sugar, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Water, Dark Chocolate (6.5%) (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithins; Flavouring), Cocoa Powder, Butter (Milk), Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Acid: Sodium Citrates.

Confectionery Label contains: Sugar, Corn Starch, Palm Oil, Glucose Syrup, Rice Flour, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Rice Starch, Thickeners: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Cellulose, Carboxy Methyl Cellulose; Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Colours: Carotenes, Curcumin; Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin; Stabiliser: Acetic Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Preservative: Sorbic Acid.

Toffee Pieces contains: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Shea, Sunflower), Butter (Milk), Water, Salt, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithins; Raising Agent: Sodium Carbonates; Flavouring, Colour: Plain Caramel. Yellow Coloured Sugar Cubes contains: Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Colour: Curcumin

I wouldn't eat that if you paid me.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:05:36

I've not seen these bottles! I want one!

Dragonlette Sat 29-Nov-14 18:06:08

We're doing as much ready made stuff as possible for Christmas dinner. I'd far rather spend the day with the dcs and playing with their new stuff instead of taking ages in the kitchen. Frozen potatoes, frozen yorkshire puds (I know they're not traditionally Chrismas food but we like them), chicken instead of turkey, bought dessert (I like the look of the Ice cream bottle too!). The whole dinner should take about 20 mins in the kitchen, if that.

Mrsgrumble Sat 29-Nov-14 18:06:09

Totally doing roasties in the actifry and might invest in the ice cream cake .. grin

Red cabbage from the jar anyone ....????

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:06:50

Oh I've googled it and am disappointed ! It's a half a bottle! Flat on one side!

I envisioned a full bottle!

MoominKoalaAndMiniMoom Sat 29-Nov-14 18:06:51

Theres chocolate and there's ice cream.

I can't see a problem with it.

LoonvanBoon Sat 29-Nov-14 18:07:00

My home-made mash isn't any better than Aunt Bessie's frozen stuff so I really can't be arsed any more. YADNBU. What are the Heston pies, though? If they're those mince pies with loo cleaner pine sugar YABU - they're vile.

PickledLilly Sat 29-Nov-14 18:07:30

Egg and chips and champagne? Ooh can I abandon my family to make their own sodding roast that I'm not even keen on but soend bloody hours making and come to yours cake? Sounds perfect!

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 29-Nov-14 18:07:34

I would like some sort of terrible dessert though. What can I have? I don't bake. Don't like pudding...

Honeydragon Sat 29-Nov-14 18:07:36

If you don't have mash with Christmas dinner what soaks up the gravy?

I love my actifry. I might stick the Aunt Bessie's parsnips in too, then keep them warm in the top oven.

oldgrandmama Sat 29-Nov-14 18:07:47

I made the vegetarian gravy for my son in law's Christmas nut-roast yesterday. I'm buying a load of M & S roasties (basted in oil, not yummy dripping or goose-fat, bah!) because of him, too. And frozen parsnips, sage and onion stuffing and chestnut stuffing.

With Christmas dinner for eleven, incl. a vegetarian, I'm after any short cut there is. And I do fancy that Iceland bottle thing ... will look for it tomorrow at our local store.

Tonight, I'm heating up cooking Waitrose mash. But the boeuf en daube is made from scratch grin

Honeydragon Sat 29-Nov-14 18:08:37

Didn't like the toilet duck ponce pies last year.

This years are orange, and nice.

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