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ovaryhill Fri 04-Dec-15 17:51:12

Apparently they were 'too hard'last year according to Dh, so thinking of transferring them to the pressure cooker in the next few days so they'll be just right on the 25th
Aibu to put next years in the slow cooker on the 1st of Jan so he can suck them through a straw come Xmas 2016? grin

Baconyum Fri 04-Dec-15 17:52:27

Hahahahahaha! I'd give him nothing but sprouts! Cheeky git! <disclaimer I hate sprouts mainly due to mothers boiled to death offerings>

wasonthelist Fri 04-Dec-15 17:53:42

You're a bit late OP, I put mine on in November, as per Victoria Woods' Mum.

Grumpyoldblonde Fri 04-Dec-15 17:55:13

I put mine on once the schools go back, just to be sure

DawnOfTheDoggers Fri 04-Dec-15 18:05:58

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SilverOldie2 Fri 04-Dec-15 18:09:33

You're a bit late putting them on OP, we're already into December. I know I'm in the minority (with the OP's DH) but I dislike al dente hard as bullets sprouts - I prefer mine soft enough to squash with a fork smile.

SorryCantBeArsed Fri 04-Dec-15 18:21:37

To be honest, your way too late for this Christmas so I'd just turn them down a tad and they'll be fine for next. fgrin

Grilledaubergines Fri 04-Dec-15 18:26:04

I live by Victoria Wood re sprouts too! Can't go wrong.

Creates a wonderful aroma through the house too!

Terramirabilis Fri 04-Dec-15 18:31:17

YABU by serving sprouts. They are vile. And before anyone starts wittering about cooking them with bacon and whatever else: a pig with lipstick on is still a pig.

lizzydrippingsghost Fri 04-Dec-15 18:44:56

well im putting the turkey in the oven tonight im sure it will be cooked just in time for chrismas

Palomb Fri 04-Dec-15 18:47:15

My MIL got up at 4am on Boxing Day to put hers in for this year.

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Fri 04-Dec-15 18:48:26

Sprouts are the only veg I love overcooked! I am also with VW on this. We have sprouts regularly with our Sunday dinner.

MrsUnderwood Fri 04-Dec-15 18:50:04

Yeah, you've fucked 'em by putting them on too late. June at the latest, imho. Better luck next year.

seriously though I've already cooked mine and frozen them for Xmas day

ovaryhill Fri 04-Dec-15 19:18:18

Can't believe I'm too late putting them on!
What about a couple of days in the microwave? They're never going to be soft enough!

ouryve Fri 04-Dec-15 19:24:27

I just set the slow cooker going with the leftovers from Christmas day on boxing day. They're just about tender by the following Christmas.

ovaryhill Fri 04-Dec-15 19:25:27

I was trying to remember how my mum did her veggies at Xmas but then I had a flashback to her chicken curry, sauce being made of Bisto, a teaspoon of curry powder, a chopped apple and a smattering of raisins!
Its giving me the dry heave thinking about it!

GloriaSmud Fri 04-Dec-15 19:29:29

Hope all those that have sorted their sprouts already, allowed extra cooking time as thanks to the warmer autumn, sprouts are bigger this year!

maras2 Fri 04-Dec-15 19:31:08

Mine have been in the Hadron Colider since June.

ovaryhill Fri 04-Dec-15 19:47:49

Maras, you're just boasting now!

ovaryhill Fri 04-Dec-15 19:51:44

Sprouts are bigger!? Have I made a mistake and bought cabbages?

magimedi Fri 04-Dec-15 19:54:16

Joke time!!

What is the difference between sprouts & bogeys?

You can't get children to eat sprouts!

And if you want some hilarity (there's a good festive word) for the under tens' try this game:

www.eyegas.com/sproutifarts/

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 04-Dec-15 19:56:05

I'm throwing caution to the wind and not putting mine on until Christmas Day! shock

I just really want to try something new. If they're too hard I'll blame Jamie Oliver, it's his recipe I'm following.

Jibberjabberjooo Fri 04-Dec-15 19:58:35

I hate sprouts, my DM always used to make me eat them as they're good for me. So are other vegetables, ones that don't taste disgusting.

Jw35 Fri 04-Dec-15 20:00:35

Yes definitely too late now we're into December! Blimey they will be Rock hard op!

GenevaMaybe Fri 04-Dec-15 20:04:10

You could always go for a kind of triple-cooked approach:
Boil
Steam
Microwave
Repeat.

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