So it's an odd tradition in my family to have baked beans with Christmas dinner (and I do mean baked - you have to bake a tin in the oven). We all know it's odd- but we stick to it nonetheless. Does anyone else have an odd tradition?
I have to have sprouts. I dont really like them, certainly wouldn't normally choose them, I live alone so end up buying a bag of sprouts and eating about two. But it's Christmas so sprouts are compulsory. apart from the one year I forgot to cook them
Our Christmas tradition is that my brother and I have a heated argument every single year about how no amount of poncing about with chestnuts and pancetta will make sprouts taste of anything other than sprouts, which I hate, and as I'm hosting it's really up to me not him what I cook, and no he can't get in my way cook them himself. Every year. You'd think he'd have given up by now, but he's nothing if not persistent.
We also all have to have a single Brussel sprout on our plate, my daughter eats every ones left over sprouts. One year, she ate 15 (she counted, she was 4). They're now long past believing in Father Christmas but for some reason, every single year before opening presents both children say 'he's been!' I think it's sweet.
I LOVE baked beans OP. I think thats a bloody hilarious tradition
No weird traditions as such, except that I won't stay around to put all the presents out, it kills the magic So at the ripe old age of 30 and with 2 kids, my dad and brother/sister/sil etc sort all the piles out so it still surprises me in the morning
can you tell I was the baby of the family before all these kids came along
BIL has gherkins. They are the only vegetables he has on his Christmas dinner apart from more roast potatoes than everyone else put together.
First time we hosted them, I knew about the gherkins but didn't know about his expectations re roast potatoes. I cooked what I thought was a generous amount, and expected leftovers, but he piled in and took a load and then took seconds and DP and I got about 2 scrappy ones each. I had to cook more the next day to eat with our leftover meat.