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22/12/2015 at 8:42am
 Location: West country
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We like cold pork for the supper spread, great in sandwiches with a bit of Branston! So yes, we have turkey and pork in the oven on Christmas Day.


22/12/2015 at 11:03am
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We are going to son's so will not have any left overs to enjoy - same last year and really missed all the pickings. He offered us some but it is just not the same as having your own in your own home.

So I have already cooked a gammon for us and have been eating it cold for last few days. Just love cold meat, salad and real home made chips from a chip pan (only ever do this at Christmas or special occasions)

Might buy a turkey just so we can have the usual turkey curry next week.

Just had another picked at the gammon a few minutes ago.


22/12/2015 at 7:14pm
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I do a turkey crown and a gammon just for 2 of us!

We make the leftovers last till the new year and I've made virtually everything you can imagine from the cold meat.

I can particularly recommend turkey, leek and gammon pie and gammon and chestnut risotto (so much nicer than it sounds!). Less successful was the pasta bake with sausages, gammon and turkey. I won't bother trying that again.

My favourite is Boxing Day lunch: cold meat with bubble and squeak made from all the leftover veg, salad and pickles, preceded by lentil soup made from the cider the gammon was cooked in.


22/12/2015 at 9:38pm
 Location: notts
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Well, we had Christmas Dinner soup yesterday! My daughter came up for the week-end and went home yesterday,so she's not with us for Christmas and we all got together and did all the trimmings including crackers etc. (first time we will not be together for Christmas - it had got to happen though I suppose). So we had a full Christmas dinner (Turkey) and the leftovers went to either the dog, frozen or Christmas soup! Lovely mmmmmmm
We're having a nice chicken for ourselves and the rest of us on Christmas day and a gammon (yes a la Delia but with cherry coke (sweeter).
When our kids were younger we asked them what they wanted (as no-one besides OH is a big meat eater) and for years they had chicken kiev but they ate every bit. And we all love our roasties and the trimmings.
I don't think it matters what you eat, as long as you really enjoy it.
Thinking about it one year, went to Cornwall and a fisherman sold us a bass - we froze it and had it for Christmas that year - it's the best bass I've ever tasted, it was so thick and really tasty!
Anyhow, enjoy, don't worry and Merry Christmas!

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23/12/2015 at 8:17am
 Location: teesside
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I'm doing guinea fowl with a red wine and mushroom sauce and belly pork. There'll be only the three of us and I'm not a fan of turkey. There's a posh name for the sauce but I can't spell it. Apparently it's common practice in this area to have at least 2 meats. I'm an honoury northerner having moved from the south 20 yr ago and still learning re customs etc.


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23/12/2015 at 9:24am
 Location: very near Portsmouth
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Thank you to daleswalker for the quote from A Christmas Carol, very festive.
We have a very traditional turkey dinner on the big day, but I have to say that my husband loves the cold cuts on Boxing Day just as much, complete with bubble and squeak.


23/12/2015 at 9:16pm
 Location: Blackpool
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So glad to hear all these comments as my kids(big ones!) have insisted we have a turkey, as usual, plus a goose as well! I was thinking that was a crazy idea but after reading what some of you have I'm now thinking it's not so crazy!!!   They also have created a new tradition in my house of a seafood platter for starters, which includes fresh lobsters, oysters, scallops, prawns ect!!! I'm stuffed before I get to my traditional turkey!!
Happy Christmas Everyone!

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24/12/2015 at 10:14am
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cheethama- Blimey- are you feeding the neighbours as well?


24/12/2015 at 9:07pm
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I am on my own, and a duck can last at least 3-4 meals if not more, therefore, no second meat for me.

The last big Christmas lunch I cooked was for over 10 people, and we had turkey and pork - the then outlaws did not fancy beef due to BSE scare (it was late 90's), and lamb was too fatty etc...

It was the one and only time I ever cooked for them.

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