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Suggestions for new year - bird?

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KwazyKupcakes Sat 24-Dec-16 22:46:27

Hello all

Having eight for New Year's Eve dinner (including DH and me). It's a very friendly group so will be relaxed but we like to go formal for the evening - because on how many occasions do you get an excuse to wear black tie and have a sit down three course meal...

Am struggling with what to do for the main event. Everyone there will have had chicken, beef or both over Christmas, so I thought goose - but looking in the shops it's so flaming expensive!

So, a few questions:
- first, does goose get much cheaper after Christmas Day?!
- are there other bird suggestions others would recommend - pheasant (and how not to make it dry)? Poultry and gamey bird recommendations very welcome...

Thanks!

KK

idontlikealdi Sat 24-Dec-16 22:49:31

I think you may struggle to feed 8 from 1 goose so doubly expensive!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 24-Dec-16 22:51:47

We did goose for 9 a few years ago. Made lots of trimmings to make it go further and then had excessive leftovers.

MiladyThesaurus Sat 24-Dec-16 22:57:47

We always have steak pie on New Year's Day. It's traditional.

You could fancy one up (or make fancy individual ones) for a dinner party.

pklme Sat 24-Dec-16 22:59:30

Game pie? Home made hot water pastry looks amazing.

KwazyKupcakes Wed 28-Dec-16 11:08:28

Thanks for the sugggestions chaps. We went for cockerel in the end actually - one of the farms near us was selling enormous ones!

Thanks again

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