Knowing your amazing penchant for cooking,I wish I could zoom through cyberspace to have a little taste of what shall be spectacular Festive Fare!!
I agree about the turkey not being the most exciting thing to eat,and also how Duck can truly get the tastebuds going.I think Cherries would be delicious with the flavour of the duck,and look forward to hearing all about whatever you decide to make! Have a Fantastic Festive Meal shared with loved ones!!
Getting sliced turkey is good if you only have a small group of people, as a whole turkey is too big. It is also good if you want to avoid the fatty skin, fights over who gets the best bit of the turkey, and having to cook it for hours on end.
No. I don't really like turkey that much and I don't think other members of the family do either. We usually have roast lamb and beef, or sometimes roast chicken. We have all the trimmings, and a good Christmas lunch is had by all.
Good on YOU!!!Roast Lamb has to be one of my all-time favourite things to enjoy!! Especially with my home made Mint Sauce which I never run out of,as I make it myself with the fresh herbs in my garden!
Have a wonderful Festive Feast!!
I live in the Tropics and the only time I bother with Turkey is if I eat out on Christmas Day! It is just way to hot for me,living alone,to cook a huge feast .I usually enjoy having all types of cold delicacies which can just be enjoyed in the manner of Tapas!! I always have smoked salmon,delicious cheeses,olives,salamis, avocado,tasty dips,with plenty of crunchy fresh bread and crackers.as well as luscious fresh summer fruits such as Lychees,cherries,stone fruits, strawberries and chopped up melon varieties. Basically what I enjoy all year round but not all at the same time!! Oh!! And I always have to have quality chocolates of various types!! And there is always sorbet in my freezer ! I always like to keep things simple so that friends who have invitations to large family meals can just pop in briefly but still enjoy a 'snack' of sorts!! I have to stay in my air conditioned home due to health issues, but this means that it is always delightfully cool for visitors when they arrive! I never have formal plans made for the day at all.
Good 4 you, Our eldest daughter & her family are also non meat & fish eaters. I was also a vegetarian with my 3 siblings, up to the age of 12, when I started boarding school, but our parents weren't, so it make a lot of cooking, of my poor mother, who's still live at 95.
We've always had seafood for our Christmas all day affair for 40 years but I do cook chicken, beef and pork the day before and serve cold for those that don't eat some of the seafood. Not many like turkey so I either buy turducken or small turkey breast and have that cold as well. Years ago a chef told me the secret to cooking a moist turkey was to pull the tendon out of the drumstick with a pair of pliers. I did this and it worked but I think that because the meat isn't as white as chicken meat, it's a turnoff for my family.
My sister is making a turkey roast the day before. So we will just have it cold. I live in the tropics and Christmas day is always cold meat and salad for lunch and seafood for dinner. At my parent's house.
Of course, and another one on New Years day. You can't have too much turkey. The rest of the year chicken will do, however at Easter and it is hard to get is lamb. It is very very expensive here but if I can find it I buy it, if not turkey. Yum.
NO. I think we'll be having Christmas in Melbourne with our youngest daughter & her lovely b/f & in-laws. They also serve salads with lamb, chicken & ham, then prawns for dinner. Just getting away from the turkey, 1 year 1 of my sisters decided she'd cook duck, & asked my other sister & I to pay $50 each for 2 of them. She cooked them for too long, & they tasted like, 'a piece of old leather'
What a waste of my $50!