Beef for Xmas day?
Fruitbatdancer · 22/12/2019 22:09
We always have beef for Xmas lunch. GranDad was a poultry and pig farmer, by time Xmas cake around he couldn’t bare sight of turkey/ capon/ chicken and pork. And had ‘swapped’ with several beef farmers. So had a fridge/ freezer if beef!
Having talked about it at work I was surprised how many people also don’t do turkey/ chicken.
So yanbu = we have something different too
YABU = get out of town you freak turkey all the way
Final drip feed- our beef comes with horseradish, Yorkshire pudding, pugs in blankets and sage and onion stuffing 😊
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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pallisers · 22/12/2019 22:15
I do beef. We have turkey at thanksgiving. I don't even like Turkey so never do it for xmas. I do fillet of beef with gravy (my beef stock is simmering away right now) and bluecheese/sherry/cream sauce. I also make sausage stuffing and regular stuffing since it isn't a celebration in our house without those.
BIWI · 22/12/2019 22:17
We generally have beef. When I was growing up we never had turkey as my dad didn't like it, and DH's family usually had chicken. So turkey is never associated with Christmas for either of us.
Generally we have beef fillet. This year it will be roasted with a peppercorn crust, and served on roasted balsamic onions with thyme. Will serve with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, Yorkshire puddings, sprouts with lardons and chestnuts.
kinsss · 22/12/2019 22:20
Eat what you want, no one will care, and if they do it's most likely because they would LOVE beef and yorkies but family and tradition rules in favour of a flavourless piece of fowl and a skinny old sausage wrapped in bacon or something. But each to their own!
We have poached salmon with baby prawns in a white wine and lemon/dill sauce. Just because A. it's dead easy, and B. no kids here either. We just plop it all on a bed of oh so creamy mash and eat. Vegetables are optional. But fish is very delicate, so we don't usually bother OMG!
More room for Tiramisu after I say.
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