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Posted on 4 Dec 2012 09:40:11 GMT
Bearman says:
Spock - you should be careful how you phrase things - in some countries you statement could be considered a marriage proposal ;-0

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 09:46:16 GMT
13 sitting down to dinner on Christmas Day with a large goose and a suckling pig plus a veggie alternative

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 09:56:54 GMT
Wow! That table will be groaning under the festive strain!
It sounds like a really wonderful family Christmas, Susan.....x

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 09:59:30 GMT
Bearman says:
Suckling Pig! I am so jealous that I am thinking of saving the turkey I bought for another occasion and buying one myself, but it is proably just too excessive for 2 people!

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 11:30:58 GMT
There's not a lot of meat on a suckling pig, a lot less than on a turkey. They are mainly bone and skin. Wonderful flavour. WE had one a few years back, we ate almost all of it in one sitting, just enough for sandwiches. The bones made a lovely soup and the dogs were in heaven.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:16:56 GMT
I'm going to susans for dinner, suckling pig sounds great.. im having a frozen turkey meal for one from icelands haha

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 12:46:44 GMT
I don't like turkey. I always have ham at Christmas but I always make a crown of turkey as my daughter likes it. BUT this year I thought I would try something new and make a Christmas goose. We always have turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches the week after and ham sandwiches, ham and cheese quiche etc. Has anyone had goose? Any tips on the best way of cooking it? Tips on stuffing? We need a change this year.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 13:36:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Dec 2012 13:36:27 GMT
pixie says:
Check out...www.allrecipes.co.uk and put goose in the search. There are lots of ideas. I would say that apple is the stuffing fruit I would use. Goose has more flavour than turkey I find, not too gamey either and apple is a nice contrast.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 13:49:47 GMT
can i come for dinner???? anyone??

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 14:30:53 GMT
The fount always comes with his dinner.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 15:46:45 GMT
pixie says:
I see you are North Wales J W...I have stayed in Barmouth, snowdonia is very beautiful. There are quite a few communities there..no pubs open on christmas day for lunch? No clubs?...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 17:10:30 GMT
Hello Ms. A

I don't have goose, but I do the stuffing for our Christmas dinner. I'm not sure, though, whether you meant that you wanted tips on how to stuff a goose or tips on some stuffing that you don't normally have.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 17:11:29 GMT
I do an apple and celery stuffing. Would that be a good one with goose?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 17:51:24 GMT
pixie says:
Perfect! The apple cuts the richness I think and I just love celery!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 18:01:30 GMT
I'll post the recipes for my stuffings sometime.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 18:07:31 GMT
pixie says:
Olease do...I love trying new ones. One of the nicest I tried was with some left over spicy corn bread I had...it was really good with a chicken! A happy accident.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 21:50:06 GMT
Per lease, font, there,s a time and a place for everything you know and dinner is not the time, would you like to rephrase that...haaaahaaahaaa,

I can,t stop laughing and it hurtsssssssss.xxxx

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 22:14:48 GMT
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pixie says:
Goodness knows what he's eating but maybe we should get the recipe Diamond!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 23:09:06 GMT
bookworm says:
We had a goose for a change a couple of years ago - 6 adults Xmas day - there wasn't the amount of meat on it I expected - it's a really big carcass with a long cavity. Tasted nice but be prepared for the left-overs not to last as long. You can google 'goose recipes' - you'll get loads of suggestions.

Posted on 5 Dec 2012 08:20:44 GMT
hi pixie, i love snowdonia, there are alot of pubs open for xmas dinner around north wales, probably more in the "holiday resorts" like llandudno, rhyl....

Posted on 5 Dec 2012 08:35:47 GMT
Yup, goose and duck are overrated. By the time you factor in bone, fat and skin, there's not a lot there. I would never stuff either one, because of the fat. Unstuffed, a lot of the fat ends up in the cavity,melted, so I just figure it would soak into your stuffing. Fat-soaked stuffing? No thanks! I've cooked a goose once or twice, put an apple inside to cut the gamey taste but didn't eat the apple. When I cooked the goose I was still living at home and my mum laughed and laughed. Turns out that the 2 consecutive years that she cooked a goose before I was born, she ended up in hospital having a baby! (David on Christmas Eve, Allan on Christmas Day). She said, "No more! My goose is already cooked--twice!" She was right about one thing though. Since we have the big meal in the US at lunch, I always got up at like 5 and started with the pies etc, and then when the oven was good and hot in would go the bird I had stuffed meanwhile. While the bird roasted I was doing veggies, relishes, etc. Well it's true--from being around the smell of a roasting goose or duck all morning, by the time it was actually ready to eat, I wasn't hungry anymore. I guess I got saturated with it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 15:57:11 GMT
your welcome to mine as long as you leave your trumpet at the door lol
I use allrecipes.com all the time Pixie, thank you for the reminder. Oh and thank you for the milk powder idea for the softer bread. I will try that also.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 15:58:47 GMT
Yes hun I was looking for some new stuffing recipes. I will try the apple one this year. I am sick of the same old dressing every year...sage and onion. It's good, but it get old after a few years.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 17:02:39 GMT
Hope you enjoy it. Let us know how it goes. :-)

Posted on 5 Dec 2012 20:41:14 GMT
wobberoo says:
I'm not having turkey this year. I'll see what I can rustle up, but it's a tough time for me, Christmas. The supermarkets are closed, so there will be no ready food supply until they re-open. I'm not the only one, though, as there are lots and lots of people worse off than me. If there is a way to help anybody in need at this festive time, let us all do so.
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