Ian (ringbark) wrote,

Thoughts on Christmas dinner (from badvogato)

For once in his life, ringbark is in agreement with pap. Yes, the American Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat and didn't get up until the next morning is in fact an abominable bastardisation of the traditional English Christmas dinner which runs something like this...

  • Tomato soup or Prawn cocktail
  • Roast turkey with herb stuffing and sausage meat, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, bread sauce, sprouts these are a round green vegetable and not simply stuff that has sprouted, other vegetables, wine or beer
  • Christmas pudding (mixed fruit or plum) with brandy and white sauce
  • Liqueurs and coffee to follow
  • Food and drink must be completed by 3pm to enable the family and assembled company to watch the Queen's speech on BBC 1

The only concession to local that we made on arrival in New Zealand, where Christmas falls in the middle of summer, was to substitute pavlova and whipped cream as dessert.

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