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Is my Christmas dinner unreasonable?

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shivermytimbers Sun 18-Dec-16 14:24:46

I have just done a big chunk of the Xmas food shop today. I'll be cooking for 10 including PILs who haven't had Xmas lunch with us before. I luuurve Christmas dinner and all the leftovers so tend to make a bit of a feast. DH has happily tucked into said feast for many years. I'm doing...
Smoked salmon starter
Turkey
Pigs in blankets
Stuffing
Roasties
Parsnips
Sprouts with bacon
Red cabbage
Gravy
Christmas pudding with brandy butter and cream

Apparently, according to DH, PILs will not be happy because 1) pigs in blankets are a bit common 2) sprouts shouldn't have bacon anywhere near them 3) starters are unnecessary 4) it really is too much food to be able to enjoy it.

My response was that I've bought the food, I will cook the food and if they don't eat it I will happily consume the leftovers. Therefore - tough bloody luck if they don't like it!!!

I know I'm right... aren't I??? grin

CremeEggThief Sun 18-Dec-16 14:25:45

YANBU. Chef's prerogative.

Soubriquet Sun 18-Dec-16 14:26:50

Sounds perfect

The whole idea of Christmas is to splurge on food. If they don't like that, they can stay home the miserable sods

MavisTheToreador Sun 18-Dec-16 14:27:14

Sounds perfectly Christmassy to me.

ilovesooty Sun 18-Dec-16 14:27:20

They can stay at home if they don't like it.

chickenowner Sun 18-Dec-16 14:27:35

Give them beans on toast ;-)

SandyFeet177 Sun 18-Dec-16 14:28:51

I can't see a single, solitary reason for him to question or say someone wouldn't be happy with your menu, it sounds just right. They should be grateful you're going to the trouble and so should he tbh.

shivermytimbers Sun 18-Dec-16 14:28:51

Thank you! I know everyone else will be quite happy with it and they can just have the bits they do like.

maddiemookins16mum Sun 18-Dec-16 14:28:56

Sounds pretty near perfect to me. Enjoy it 😄.

NoCapes Sun 18-Dec-16 14:29:09

Sounds a fairly average Christmas dinner to me

hopelesslycynical Sun 18-Dec-16 14:29:15

YANBU. You can never have too much food to be able to enjoy it!!

TheWitTank Sun 18-Dec-16 14:29:21

If they don't want to come, I will!

fuzzywuzzy Sun 18-Dec-16 14:31:32

Sounds amazing and like you will be putting a lot of hard work into cooking this meal.

Tell you 'D'H he can cook his DP's meal they'll eat, and you'll cook yours.

Whys he being such a twat over you putting in so much/all the hard work

HaveNoSocks Sun 18-Dec-16 14:31:50

I Loooooove xmas dinner too, Mine is almost identical to yours although I add a few more side dishes (because my DH and DS will be building lego all day anyway and it's the one day of the year I really cook a feast, and I bloody love leftovers).

If your PiL's don't want the "common" food they can happily not eat it. The trimming are the best bit of christmas dinner and I challenge anyone to not touch a pig in a blanket!

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sun 18-Dec-16 14:32:23

Tell him to cook if he thinks he can do better.

I'll come

shivermytimbers Sun 18-Dec-16 14:32:34

It's not a ridiculous amount is it Nocapes?
WitTank - I'm sure you'd be more fun company than that merry pair wine

Crunchymum Sun 18-Dec-16 14:33:17

Why did you DH even feel the need to comment? confused

Crunchymum Sun 18-Dec-16 14:33:30

* your

longdiling Sun 18-Dec-16 14:33:39

That's standard Christmas food. Why is he nit picking?

NoCapes Sun 18-Dec-16 14:34:05

No definitely not a ridiculous amount, sounds just right fgrin

Tell him he can cook if he doesn't like what you're making

BrieAndChilli Sun 18-Dec-16 14:34:31

We are having a choice of starter (yet to be decided)
Turkey
Roast ham
Pigs in blankets
Stuffing
Yorkshires (maybe)
Gravy
Cranberry sau e
Bread sauce
Roast potatoes
Roastnparsnip
Brussels sprouts
Red cabbage
Mashed swede
Carrots
Cauliflower cheese

Xmas pud and assorted creams/custards
Trifle
Cherry sponge xmas Pud thing
Choc ice cream log

DurdleDurdle Sun 18-Dec-16 14:35:18

Have you started this thread just to show your DH all the responses saying that YANBU grin wink

goose1964 Sun 18-Dec-16 14:35:58

Similar to ours but we will have carrots and broccoli instead of red cabbage, and we will have an alternative to Christmas pudding as we have that boxing day

shivermytimbers Sun 18-Dec-16 14:36:35

DH is normally very appreciative of my cooking. It's like he's suddenly turned into a little boy seeking his parents approval. Weird but I'm certainly not going to humour him with this. Christmas dinner is not to be messed with!!! fgrin

shivermytimbers Sun 18-Dec-16 14:37:36

Brie - I've just seen your menu. That is awesome!

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