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Posted on 17 Nov 2012 15:06:55 GMT
pixie says:
I've got a couple of blue cheese bics in the oven with a tiny dollop of the hot gooseberry chutney in the middle in the oven, to see how they turn out...saw similar version on line...

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 14:30:14 GMT
Charlie says:
Snap Ori, I'm not squeamish at all but suckling pig just too close to home (bet its fab too!)

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 13:53:46 GMT
I couldn't do suckling pig, HC, though the cook in me has always wanted to. Oh we can get them, but I can't face eating something that lies there in the butcher's cold case looking like a sleeping baby! DH teases me every year but I don't think he could eat it, either. And I don't want to find out by spending the money!

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 12:28:05 GMT
happy says:
Haven't decided what to have this year but it won't be turkey. We try to have something different each year. We'll have to make an effort as our daughter will be here, first time in four years.
Before we came to Portugal we always had a turkey, mainly because we were either in a country where they were hard to get or because we didn't have an oven! For ten years I did a 10lb turkey in the microwave. Had a lovely big American microwave, which a turkey went in comfortably. To be honest it was the best way of cooking it. I used to fully stuff it and then it only took 45 minutes to cook. Always came out lovely and brown and crispy on the outside and really moist.

Now I've got a big oven we never have a turkey. Had venison last year, other years we've had a whole suckling pig ( not much on them!)
We'll have to have a look and see what Makro have got.

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 12:25:29 GMT
happy says:
Haven't decided what to have this year but it won't be turkey. We try to have something different each year. We'll have to make an effort as our daughter will be here, first time in four years.
Before we came to Portugal we always had a turkey, mainly because we were either in a country where they were hard to get or because we didn't have an oven! For ten years I did a 10lb turkey in the microwave. Had a lovely big American microwave, which a turkey went in comfortably. To be honest it was the best way of cooking it. I used to fully stuff it and then it only took 45 minutes to cook. Always came out lovely and brown and crispy on the outside and really moist.

Now I've got a big oven we never have a turkey. Had venison last year, other years we've had a whole suckling pig ( not much on them!)
We'll have to have a look and see what Makro have got.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2012 11:47:23 GMT
My Dad's turkeys are excellent. He knows what he's doing. They're good every year.

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 09:33:45 GMT
Spanish turkeys never make any gravy, Sam. They are so dry and flavourless when roasted. And the ones I could get this year at SolaRicca (the bulk market) are HUGE. Even a 2-3 kg turkey is a lot for only 2 people, especially when it comes out dry! but the ones from SR weigh upwards of 5 kg. I miss the good old Butter Balls we had back home!

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 21:21:59 GMT
Of course Teddy, and potted meat sandwiches. Celery boats with cottage cheese in the hollow, and the winner is.PINK blancmange yeehaa.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 21:19:29 GMT
Ooh yes! I,d forgotten about the hedgehog cake and silver dragees. It was,nt a proper party without the hedgehog cake. Silver skin onions and individual trifles in those frilly edged paper bowls with coloured sprinkles and the colours would all run.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 18:28:48 GMT
We will be having turkey. My dad raises turkeys for Christmas and we have one of them. Very nice.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 18:10:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Nov 2012 18:11:16 GMT
pixie says:
bless him!See he does appreciate your efforts! I Love lamb too...a nice sauce is red wine and mint jelly boiled down to make a thickish sauce...delish and easy.

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 17:47:39 GMT
It's almost impossible to find a decent beef roast in S. Spain, Pix, which is why I'm going for lamb. I L-U-V roast lamb but the chicken thing was so tasty that when we had it DH said, "Do something like this for Christmas!" Well done, King and Myers!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 16:27:17 GMT
pixie says:
Funny you should say leg of lamb..I made my mind up today...no turkey! it's beef all the way. Christmas day is a write off for us as we have open house from 11am onwards. so people come and go all day..nibbles and drinks. it's great fun! Some stay all day..some go then come back. Everyone has a good laugh and I have been blamed many a time for a dry turkey that they forgot to go home and check!
I usually pre cook a dinner and if lucky we sit down about 7 or 8 but it'salways a great day!

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 15:53:19 GMT
The posh nibble here is either whatever in a vol au vent shell, or quails' eggs. Unlike the US and UK, you don't get special low prices on food at Christmas to encourage people to buy more...noooo, nonono! Here they price everything special through the roof, on the "logic" that "if you want it you'll pay for it." So langostines etc go up to like 100 Euros a Kg in some places. Anything that is seafood, the price skyrockets.
I personally intend to cook a leg of lamb in cider, using the Hairy Dieter's "Chicken Stew" recipe as inspiration. For New Year's Eve, maybe I will buy frozen shrimps, but that would be next week, before prices go up. We won't be having people round, so probably NYE will be that, hard boiled eggs (a fave with hubby, but chicken not quail!) and white asparagus. Every year we toy with the idea of real fois gras, see the prices, and say "Maybe next year."

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 14:02:21 GMT
pixie says:
They're cute Joe..kids'll love 'em! Thanks

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 13:39:33 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 12:33:13 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
They sell it in Waitrose!

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 08:42:40 GMT
Bearman says:
Potted shrimp - please can we have potted shrimp!

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 02:07:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Nov 2012 02:10:14 GMT
Snowy Rocky Road......cuts into 20 squares.

400g (14oz) white chocolate, chopped // 25g (1oz) mini marshmallows // 50g (2oz) desiccated coconut, plus extra to scatter // 50g (2oz) dried cranberries // 40g (1½oz) pistachios // 50g (2oz) ginger nut biscuits, roughly chopped // some silver balls, optional...!

Line rectangular tin - about 15cm x 20.5cm (6in x 8in) with clingfilm. Put chocolate into microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on full power for 1 min. Stir, then return to microwave for 10 sec bursts until melted and smooth - don't be tempted to give it longer blasts - white chocolate easily burns!

Stir in next five ingredients, then empty into prepared tin and level surface. Scatter over extra coconut and the silver balls, if using - then freeze for 15 mins until solid. Cut into squares and serve.

If you're not serving immediately, chill Rocky Road in fridge until set. Store in fridge wrapped in clingfilm, for up to one week.

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 01:33:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Nov 2012 01:37:18 GMT
Philadelphia or Potted Meat Pinwheels! and Strawberry Mousse made with Carnation Milk? - just like you said Diamond!.....x

There was usually a Hedgehog Cake made with lots of chocolate buttons for the spine needles! And the 'grass' around my brother's Steam Train Cake was always green-coloured Dessicated Coconut - which I still do today on some of my cakes! And all the carriages were Mini-Rolls, Jaffa Cakes for wheels, all decorated with Dolly Mixtures, Jelly Tots, Liquorice Allsorts, Cadburys Flake and Smarties.

And Fairy Cakes decorated with brightly coloured Hundreds & Thousands? (no Food Police to monitor the food colours back then!) - and always the tiny silver balls that would threaten to break your teeth when you went and crunched on one?!!......

Happy Days!!! ;o>

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 20:56:42 GMT
pixie says:
Tiptop.. mum used to put that over tinned fruit! Told you we was posh!!!xxxx

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 20:53:31 GMT
Melon baskets

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 20:45:12 GMT
See what I started, bring on the retro party....what else can we think of that was popular back in the day.....pigs in blankets, mum used to make jelly creams, using a can of whipped carnation milk instead of some of the water, she made up the jelly and then when it was half set would whisk in the carnation. Pinwheel sandwiches, I think that was another one.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 14:53:51 GMT
Bearman says:
That sounds a lot more posh than my mum's budget version.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 14:39:09 GMT
Oooh Bearman, what a hoot (now, at any rate, I'm sure at the time it was serious stuff.)
I grew up reading Rumer Godden's novel In This House of Brede, in which the Sloane-Rangerish family prepares "Mushrooms in grass" for the going away party...meringue shells on fondant stems in angelica grass on top of choc mousse...somehow that sounds pretty dire now!
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