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AIBU to blame M&S

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XmasFoodJunkie Thu 24-Nov-16 15:15:19

For my unhealthy attitude to Xmas buffet food? Why do they – year after year – have so many delights on offer? smile

I’m trying to be good food wise on the lead up to Xmas but how are we expected to resist:

*Cheese and Onion Mini Muffins with a Rarebit filling
*Cranberry and Port Pork Pies
*Pork Belly Squares in a Sweet and Sticky BBQ Glaze
*Bacon and Cheese Twists
*Prawn Dim Sum Selection
*Mini Chicken Kiev’s

Roll on Xmas, as I of course wouldn’t dare touch any of these until Xmas Day … yeah right

This is a light hearted thread … no food police please confused

Sparlklesilverglitter Thu 24-Nov-16 15:18:06

That's the thing with this time of years isn't it, so many nice treats around. That's why we have baggy winter jumpers wink

I can't buy any treat Christmas food until 2 weeks before or I scoff the lot <<greedy>>

Lesley1980 Thu 24-Nov-16 15:24:59

I was in yesterday contemplating giving my husband & kids party food for dinner. Some of the stuff looks great.

XmasFoodJunkie Thu 24-Nov-16 15:28:05

Who wants to diet at Xmas anyway I guess? wink And yes, totally why we need Christmas jumpers

I forgot to add the Turkey and Cranberry Sausage Roll and the Pigs in Blankets with Cranberry Sauce - both sat right near the sandwiches. Just too much temptation smile

Party food for dinner sounds great Lesley

DeepfriedPizza Thu 24-Nov-16 15:49:29

They forced me to eat a hog roast sausage roll yesterday. Bastards

InsultingTheAlligator Thu 24-Nov-16 15:49:47

[whispers] I ordered M&S party food platters online for my DS' birthday in the summer. The quality was fantastic

EatTheCake Thu 24-Nov-16 15:50:58

The good old Christmas jumper will absorb you all of food sins!

We often have party food for tea in the run up to Christmas followed by a mince pie or 5 the DC love it

loobyloo1234 Thu 24-Nov-16 15:52:20

I had the Smoked Salmon Snowballs with Crostini from there for lunch last week grin

Salmon Snowballs ... haha ... only M&S!

Noofly Thu 24-Nov-16 15:53:00

I always stock up on M&S party food in December. We have a party food dinner on Boxing Day, NYE and some random day in between when I can't be bothered cooking. They are a highlight of the year. grin

lesley that's what we're doing! We did it on Xmas day a couple of years ago when ds was only 2 to save time and loved it. We did all the nicest bits from various shops so was a bit random- dim sum with pigs in blankets anyone? Put it to a family vote this year and we all want party food again!

Latenightreader Thu 24-Nov-16 15:56:01

I need to empty my freezer so I can buy party food. Not for a party, but I love the mini Thai fishcakes, vegetable spring roles and other goodies. Last night I noticed Aldi have some rather tempting prawn things... They are very useful for a quick snack when I get in late from a meeting (as happens two or three times a week). That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...

Briarthorn Thu 24-Nov-16 15:56:33

I haven't seen their lovely cheese on toast squares for lazy-arses yet and the Waitrose ones are all crust and no cheese sad

However, the little M&S bacon cups with scrambled egg, mushroom and tomato have already become a weekend brunch staple.

SirVixofVixHall Thu 24-Nov-16 16:04:48

I am on a diet but I couldn't resist their florentines yesterday, they were really delicious. Thankfully I live an hour away or I would have gone back for more and eaten several packets by now.

ClaudiaApfelstrudel Thu 24-Nov-16 16:05:12

I'm sticking to nettle soup thank you very much grin

Creampastry Thu 24-Nov-16 16:06:19

Yabu as you haven't mentioned their desserts (drools and makes note to order elasticated trousers)...

Ifeelyourpain2 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:08:25

Love all the food in the shops at this time of year!

It's my birthday on Sunday and I've requested party food and champagne for dinner. I'm classy like that. grin

The80sweregreat Thu 24-Nov-16 16:11:46

Eat up and enjoy everyone, weight watchers horrible meals will be out ny the 6th jan..

InsultingTheAlligator Thu 24-Nov-16 16:13:36

I looked at the smoked salmon snowballs today, but the wierd colour and glitter put me off. Are they nice?

XmasFoodJunkie Thu 24-Nov-16 16:14:42

Yabu as you haven't mentioned their desserts

Whoops. I have to admit, I haven't even got as far as the desserts yet. Keep getting distracted by the buffet selection. I'll go tomorrow though. Purely for research of course grin

loobyloo1234 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:17:41


Ha they do look a little strange but as soon as they're spread onto the crostini's they just look like normal salmon pate. Tasted lovely definitely going to have them tomorrow now

blitheringbuzzards1234 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:18:22

I could eat all the dainty little things like pigs in blankets and mini quiches, etc and not bother with the proper Christmas dinner.
I'm feeling really peckish now.

confuugled1 Thu 24-Nov-16 16:18:38

I was in M&S tyesterday and was also wondering if I could serve up a christmas buffet for supper. Wouldn't have been cheap mind you and I reckon that I'd have had to have bought another supper for them as I don't think they'd have eaten much of it though... method in my madness - all the more for me

StayAChild Thu 24-Nov-16 16:20:16

I've been drooling over the M&S Christmas food catalogue.
We usually have late breakfast over the Christmas holidays, then naice wine time around 2.30pm with party food. We enjoy that as much as any of the festive food.

I have an Iceland leaflet with some nice looking party food. Don't know what that will be like. Has anyone tried theirs?

InsultingTheAlligator Thu 24-Nov-16 16:20:28

Mmmm will give them a go looby!

Lovelyskin Thu 24-Nov-16 16:26:10

Once you get over the taboo of replacing horrible Christmas pudding with one of their delicious desserts (cheesecake, banoffee pie, trifle, ice-creams) it's even worse calorie-wise, I didn't used to eat the Xmas pudding as it was so undelicious compared with real puddings!

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