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WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 23-Dec-16 10:05:44

Mushy peas.

I know I'm right on this and dh is a loon. He wants mushy peas with Christmas dinner!

That's just all kinds of wrong.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Fri 23-Dec-16 10:06:30

No meal should include mushy peas

RayofFuckingSunshine Fri 23-Dec-16 10:07:02

DH insists on mushy peas with Christmas dinner.

PurpleMcPants Fri 23-Dec-16 10:07:09

I was all ready to say Christmas dinner can contain anything you like but no, you're right, mushy peas is a step too far.

ChippyMinton Fri 23-Dec-16 10:07:29

Have them with chips and ham on Boxing Day instead?
Although it it Christmas so why not?

Bluntness100 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:08:04

That's disgusting, he's being highly unreasonable and I would strongly advocate LTB.😂

Seriously, though, yes it's wrong.

Rainmaker1 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:08:08

Why not? Not my bag but at Xmas anything goes! Yorkshire puddings here on Xmas day, not traditional but I love em so we're having.

liz70 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:08:53

"No meal should include mushy peas"

^^ This.

FlyingElbows Fri 23-Dec-16 10:08:53

Mushy peas should be illegal and there's something very wrong with anyone who would eat them. Peas are the most wonderful things and should be left as the glorious orbs they are. Imo.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 23-Dec-16 10:11:04

So glad I'm right and dh is bonkers, a long with rays dh.

I'm all up for yorkshires for Christmas but I despise mushy peas at all times.

JustCallMeKate Fri 23-Dec-16 10:11:23

Or spicy onion rings! MIL used to put spicy onion rings on the plates at Christmas dinner. I'm still mentally scarred

ChuckSnowballs Fri 23-Dec-16 10:11:42

If he is cooking it then he can have what he wants.

If I was cooking it and he wanted Mushy Peas, I'd give him the whole lot, and it means that I would get more stuffing and roast spuds. Win win.

Boogers Fri 23-Dec-16 10:11:48

Mushy peas and Brussels sprouts - your husband is going to be jet propelled on Boxing Day!

Wolfiefan Fri 23-Dec-16 10:11:57

Peas should not be mushy.

HoHoHammered Fri 23-Dec-16 10:13:06

Mushy peas with Christmas dinner?! envy<< not envy m
That's just all kind of wrong

But then again I look down on anyone who doesn't have yorkie puds in Christmas Day so what do I know

Emochild Fri 23-Dec-16 10:14:21

Christmas dinner there should be a rule that you can eat what you like

We are having patatas bravas with ours -they are beautiful with turkey

Kel1234 Fri 23-Dec-16 10:14:52

I don't have mushy peas, but I do love marrofat peas cooked until they are so soft they are almost mushy

HerBluebiro Fri 23-Dec-16 10:15:52

I was initially with you op. It instinctively felt wrong for Christmas day.

But the more I thought about it. The more I thought why not? They are scummy. And roast potatoes are quite like chips. And now I want chips and mushy peas. Although this may have more to do with the fact that I haven't had breakfast yet

ChuckSnowballs Fri 23-Dec-16 10:16:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChuckSnowballs Fri 23-Dec-16 10:17:08

Peas are the most wonderful things and should be left as the glorious orbs they are.

I don't want to get into veg variety geek mode here, [years too late for that love] but there are specific peas that are grown for fresh [the glorious obs of which you speak], those which are marrowfat and for mushing, and even others which are for drying, and for use during the winter in stews etc eg the Latvian Pea. Plus others such as the Eat All pea which can be used as Mange Tout [which means Eat All], and Sugar Snap which are a rounded mange tout. The Mange tout can be eaten as a pod because the pod is not all mealy [which occurs in 'normal' peas], but also left for the peas inside.

Very versatile, the pea.

ChuckSnowballs Fri 23-Dec-16 10:18:52

Wrong quote used - reported for deletion. Doh!

MerylPeril Fri 23-Dec-16 10:19:26

MIL served tinned marrowfat peas as her Xmas veg of choice -Urgh....

HerBluebiro Fri 23-Dec-16 10:22:12

Chuck. I had to scroll up to see if I had missed a pay from op, as I thought it an extreme reaction to no mushy peas. Glad it was in error. Took the thread on a dark turn!

ispymincepie Fri 23-Dec-16 10:22:13

This will totally out me but we have Hawaiian salad with ours. It's a mixture of crushed pineapple, desiccated coconut, sour cream and marshmallows. Yes, you read that right. On the turkey.

HolidaySpiritsReinbeerAndWhine Fri 23-Dec-16 10:23:19

My partner will be having ketchup with his Christmas dinner, no gravy. I've put my foot down about baked beans over veg the bloody overgrown child.

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