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What is your perfect Christmas Dinner? [Day 5]

Jimm_Scope
Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,318 Scope online community team
Who doesn't love a Christmas Dinner? I know everyone has their own preferences, and each family can have it's own traditions. I'm interested to hear what your perfect, "traditional" Christmas Dinner is. No budget concerns!

Mine for example would be the following:

  • Goose, more expensive but so much juicier than turkey
  • Honey and Clove roasted ham
  • Roast potatoes (cooked in the goose fat!)
  • Honey-roasted parsnips and carrots
  • Carrot and swede(turnip) mash
  • pigs in blankets
  • chopped brussel sprouts with bacon lardons
  • lashings of gravy made with juices from the goose
  • yorkshire puddings

For a mixup and to show how different "traditional" can mean, my partner's "traditional" Christmas Dinner would be:
  • Chinese takeaway
To explain, she's American Jewish. So they don't celebrate Christmas and the only food places open on Christmas day there are Chinese restaurants, so it's traditional to get a Chinese takeaway.

As another example, if you lived in Japan a traditional christmas dinner might be KFC.

So what is your perfect, "traditional" Christmas meal?


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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,044 Disability Gamechanger
    My ideal Christmas meal cannot be purchased even with an unlimited budget.

    I don't care what the food is, just don't want any bad moods, moaning or arguments!!!!
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,618 Scope online community team
    I'm vegetarian, so the veg is often the star for me, but luckily I LOVE veg. I'm also pretty similar to @Jimm_Scope!

    I would want:
    • Crispy roasties
    • Maple or honey roast parsnips
    • Sprouts fried with balsamic & chestnuts
    • Braised red cabbage
    • Buttery carrot & swede mash
    • Bit of boiled veg - maybe broccoli and peas
    • Bread sauce AND cranberry sauce
    • Veggie homemade gravy
    • And some kind of vegetarian alternative to meat, like a nut roast or lentil loaf 
    Mmmmm :)
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,318 Scope online community team
    Clearly Rosie and I are gonna have to compare our roasted parsnip and carrot & swede recipes.

    I will say, my sister was vegetarian for a while and nut roasts are pretty delicious. 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    Start with prawn cocktail (very '70s) Turkey and all the trimmings followed by xmas pud then cheese and biscuits 🦃
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  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,750 Disability Gamechanger
    my wife cooks up the dinner, turkey beef, lamb, roast potatoes mushy peas, carrot and turnip, yummy! i'm not a lover of veg, but she is and will have sprouts etc
  • sparklebright628
    sparklebright628 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
    Hi i luv

    All the traditional Turkey Dinner Everything nothing i dont like
    Then Christmas Pud with Fresh Cream Loverly.

    Amazingblazing62
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    I love a traditional turkey dinner for Christmas. 

    Turkey, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, broccoli. green beans, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, turkey gravy.... I'm getting hungry now...
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    I've just had lunch, but now I'm hungry again.  :D

    I love mums traditional turkey, roasties cooked in goose fat, sprouts with chestnuts and bacon, red cabbage with apple, pigs in blankets, honey glazed parsnips, fresh bread sauce and some home made cranberry sauce. Then drowned in mums amazing gravy.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,192 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm another prawn cocktail to start, then roast turkey, pork with crackling of course, sprouts and chestnuts (yummy), roast parsnips/potatoes, roast carrots, stuffing, pigs in blankets, yorkshire pudding, my daughter makes mashed potatoe and swede mash (eww) no thanks and home made gravy of course.

    Pudding, anything but christmas pudding...
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,318 Scope online community team
    I'm not a fan of Christmas pudding either Poppy. Always disliked chunks of fruit inside a pudding.

    My mum makes a delicious chocolate pudding. Lovely and gooey.
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