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All I have for Christmas lunch is a bottle of Cointreau

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Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:03:55

Not that I'm panicking but Asda just called to say their delivery van has broken down and even if they could deliver EVERYTHING I need from Christmas lunch, they had aready run out of potatoes, goose fat and stuffing. Great. So I have nothing but a turkey crown. Fortunately mother-in-law phoned earlier asking if she should bring a bottle of Cointreau. Yes that will go nicely with the Chinese takeaway we will be having. I know elderly inlaws always complain "there is too much on their plate" but even they will want more than a bit of meat. Christmas is ruined. AIBU to begin a relentless campaign against Asda #panicking #atleastwehavecointreau

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Fri 23-Dec-16 23:06:08

You will dine out on that one for years...

Tootsiepops Fri 23-Dec-16 23:07:25

Just get shitfaced on Cointreau not sure what the problem is

Astro55 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:10:00

Tescos and Asda are still open - buy veg - sorted

Longdistance Fri 23-Dec-16 23:10:05

Go out tomorrow and get some stuff in?

Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:10:40

Husband has been sent out to Tesco but it shuts at 11. He is refusing to go to 24 hour Asda to see if they really have no potatoes of any shape or form.

trentin Fri 23-Dec-16 23:10:48

What about going to corner shop tomorrow and buying some naice ham for carniverous oldies plus some bread for everyone else to mop up the Cointreau

trentin Fri 23-Dec-16 23:11:39

Mmm - have realised that corner shop & naice ham probably does not compute. Maybe a tin of spam? Fray Bentos pie?

Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:13:06

Longdistance On Christmas Eve!? I will need armour. And will they have any potatoes tomorrow if not today? There will be blood spilt over the last Maris Piper in Fife tomorrow

PurpleDaisies Fri 23-Dec-16 23:13:18

It's rubbish that the van broke down but the supermarkets are still open tomorrow. Christmas really isn't ruined. confused

trentin Fri 23-Dec-16 23:14:19

Don't really understand how Asda can have run out of potatoes. All the shops are open tomorrow - are they going to have no veg?

Astro55 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:14:30

Go with a smile on your face - don't get dragged down by the stress - leave DH in the car park for a quick get away -

Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:14:35

Seriously they don't even have sweet potatoes.

Jellybean83 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:15:45

Just go to a supermarket tomorrow, yes it's a PITA but you will still get what you need.

MLGs Fri 23-Dec-16 23:15:46

Was also thinking all the shops are open tomorrow...

Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:15:46

Tootsiepops I am from Glasgow I will need something more than Cointreau to get that drunk wink

WellKnackered Fri 23-Dec-16 23:15:57

Have they actually run out of every type of potato.... frozen? Chips? Mash?
Sweet potatos .... there must be something.....

Goose fat and stuffing are not essential.

TheMortificadosDragon Fri 23-Dec-16 23:16:29

Do they not even have Aunt Bessies?

WetNovemberDay Fri 23-Dec-16 23:17:27

They'll have deliveries overnight. I'd suggest going to the supermarket early tomorrow morning. If you go at 6am is you'll still be early to go to tmothers before they run out.

CiderwithBuda Fri 23-Dec-16 23:18:00

The shops are open tomorrow. Local Co-Op or Tesco Express? I've been in our local Sainsburys on Xmas eve afternoon before and they had the basics.

trentin Fri 23-Dec-16 23:18:51

What about local chip shop. You can buy chips tomorrow and heat them up on Xmas. Or how about rice? pasta? (My MIL always looks pained after one mouthful of pasta and says she feels full)

WellKnackered Fri 23-Dec-16 23:19:13

It's a real life Masterchef invention test 😂

Fifemum8 Fri 23-Dec-16 23:19:34

trentin Exactly it's a conspiracy - no potatoes at all?

CiderwithBuda Fri 23-Dec-16 23:19:39

I've also done Waitrose at 8am on Xmas Eve and it was well stocked.

TheMortificadosDragon Fri 23-Dec-16 23:20:31

Stuffing...if they really have none, make some - there are loads of recipes, many are mostly bread, onion and dried herbs.

Never used goose fat - a mixture of light olive oil and butter is lovely.

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