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Sharron Report 25 Dec 2012 18:03

Stuffing,bread sauce,cranberry sauce,brandy sauce and all the trimmings,you know,veg and stuff.


Dermot Report 25 Dec 2012 19:11

The turkeys had a lovely time in our back field all year long with plenty to eat among the grass tufts & supplemented by high-grade special supplement usually handed out to them by my mum. Authentic free-range no less.

Of course, she'd never mention anything about Christmas in their presence and the need for turkeys to be pretty fat at that festive time of year as if that may raise their stress & anxiety syndromes - which it would do if only the turkeys had the sense to see what was coming their way. Luckily they didn't; birdbrain & all that.

Strangely enough, it is usually the thin & scraggy turkeys that survive having a Christmas Day walk-on part in the centre of the roasting tray. The one nominated for the special meal could run around the garden faster than Usain Bolt.

Everything seemed to go faster even in those pre-kindle days. We need to invent ways for us slow-coaches to keep up. Anyway, some human guile had to be used to net the poor victim but, as it was said, his name was linked with the roasting pot that year & that was that. The story of the turkey's demise would be accurate. Very tasty he was too plus cold turkey sandwiches for days thereafter! Nothing was ever wasted.

And what a relief for all the other turkeys milling around the back garden who would strut up & down proudly gobbling amongst themselves about how lucky they were to keep their feathers on & survive for a little longer.

Cold turkey sandwiches tomorrow, I expect!


Sharron Report 25 Dec 2012 19:22

We never used to have turkey. Chicken was expensive when I was a child so that was what we had at Christmas. You heard of people eating turkey butnot people you knew.

I only go for the sauces.Can't be doing with the rest.Padding for the sauces.


Bobtanian Report 26 Dec 2012 00:14

Pork,stuffing, roast pots,brussels, carrots ,peas,yorkshire puds,gravy,custard n christmas pud!


Sharron Report 26 Dec 2012 01:04

The pork and spuds and stuff, well that is the trimmings. The really important bit is the bread sauce and stuffing and the cranberry sauce and the brandy sauce.


Bobtanian Report 26 Dec 2012 09:03

AAh you'll have to come round and show me hopw to make those.......


Merlin Report 26 Dec 2012 13:14

It,s been reported that since the overeating of Sprouts, especially the New Giant ones ,The Hole in the Ozone Layer has expanded by 3/4s of its original size :-D The excess of Methane gas over the Christmas Period is Thought to be the reason. :-D :-D :-D :-D


GinN Report 26 Dec 2012 13:16

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I just don't see the point of bread sauce, It's just lumpy white sauce with breadcrumbs in it!
Was hoping for lots of leftover turkey, but eldest Grandson is eating it like there's no tomorrow.