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Old 16-12-2018, 02:02 PM   #1
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One of my friends starts at 6am and their family doesn't sit down to eat it until 5pm!

What are your preparations like?
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Old 16-12-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
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Christmas dinner to be served mid afternoon tomorrow.
Beef is in oven now for next 2 hours or so.
Pork will go in as beef comes out...couple of hours to cook.
Turkey will either go in tonight or tomorrow morning depending if we have time today or not.
All the veg, stuffing balls, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire’s anD suet puddings will be
prepped in the morning ready to cook early afternoon. Along with the gravy.
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Just remembered we have the oven at the old house still as well.....daughter can do all the roasted veg over there, puddings over here.
Should all be done in about an hour.
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Prep everything day before, shove turkey and ham on around 8ish, generally sat down by 1 otr before if poss, its basically a roast dinner with a few extra trimmings so no biggie
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whenever the pub starts prepping it I suppose
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Old 16-12-2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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All the meat gets cooked and sliced Christmas Eve evening. Spuds and veg get sorted Christmas Eve also.
We normally sit down for dinner at about half 2- 3 pm.
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Old 16-12-2018, 05:28 PM   #7
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All the meat gets cooked and sliced Christmas Eve evening. Spuds and veg get sorted Christmas Eve also.
We normally sit down for dinner at about half 2- 3 pm.
I don't like the idea of reheating turkey on Christmas day
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I don't like the idea of reheating turkey on Christmas day
Why not? , when you have left over turkey the next day you'll still have to RE heat it so what difference does it make?
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i dont. but i am making the breakfast at 8 and then doing various car journeys in the morning and walking the dogs etc. Ill have a sherry and 12 and then try to keep the TLs mum sober and out of the kitchen till we eat at 3
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Why not? , when you have left over turkey the next day you'll still have to RE heat it so what difference does it make?
because I like everything fresh on Christmas day and I don't think reheated meat tastes the same but maybe that is just me..also I am a bit paranoid about reheating turkey as you have to get it to a certain temp, and I don't always reheat on Boxing day sometime we have cold meats

how do you reheat yours?
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how do you reheat yours?
not slices of Turkey draped on the radiators?

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not slices of Turkey draped on the radiators?

this is how every one does it yes?
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we did a big shop yesterday and got £90 off with various vouchers

I did take about a hour to pay as each bloody voucher seemed to have to be authorised
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Our shop was £365 and we paid £45
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Our Christmas dinner was absolutely amazing.
Guests have washed up and tidied the kitchen....and gone on their way.
Front room is the normal xmas chaos
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because I like everything fresh on Christmas day and I don't think reheated meat tastes the same but maybe that is just me..also I am a bit paranoid about reheating turkey as you have to get it to a certain temp, and I don't always reheat on Boxing day sometime we have cold meats

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I don't think there's much difference , the meat is still fresh and cooked . Nothing wrong with re heating it .

I use microwave to reheat it and it still tastes great , it just depends how long it's been resting for if it's gone from hot to warm then all you need to do is heat each meat dish for a few minutes if that .
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Yes, prepare everything the day before because it'll save you the stress.
Stuff like peeling and chopping the veg, making pigs in blankets, stuffing (If home-made).
All I do on Christmas morning is bung Turkey (and other meat) in the oven then part steam veg for roasting such as potatoes, parsnips, Carrots.
Make Yorkshire pudding batter (Again, if home-made), bread or brandy sauce (if I forget to buy) and gravy etc. Cooking the veg and waiting for the turkey is the easy part.
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We're just having a big arse chicken this year so it's no different to a normal Sunday roast . Might do the mash on xmas eve and just reheat so that I'm not ****ing about with 'tatoes all morning on Christmas. We were lazy this year and got a pre-prepared oven thing of roast potatoes in goose fat that just gets thrown in the oven.

It's just the four of us on Christmas day this year so not going overboard. We're off the the in-laws in smelly England on the 27th for Xmas 2.0 .
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pre-stuffed goose this year
and hasselback tates so they roast faster
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