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Old Nov 12th 2021, 5:15 pm
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Since a certain someone has finished her Christmas shopping already...again......and I've had my first mince pie it's time for a thread.

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Old Nov 17th 2021, 8:55 pm
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Mmmmmmm.....eggnog ice cream.
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Old Nov 18th 2021, 5:42 pm
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One thing that really annoys me about Christmas in England, is that I can no longer (from early November) buy clotted cream in my local Tesco.

Why? Because they need the shelf space to stock several varieties of ridiculous Christmas-themed cream-based products .. brandy-flavored cream and all that kind of cr#p.

And what’s with all those trays of party finger foods? Who the hell wants to host a party anyway - in the middle of winter, or indeed any other time of year?
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Mince pies will not be consumed until on or after 1st December, I think I have enough mincemeat from last year's batch. Indoor tree and decorations go up in the week before Christmas (because I won't have everything tidied up before then ), fresh turkey gets picked up next week and will go in the freezer until needed. I shall look out for a smallish pork shoulder or leg piece for curing for our Christmas gammon.
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Mmmmmmm.....eggnog ice cream.
Eggnog As we are in PA the stuff we get from our local dairy is supplied alcohol free, but that is easily remedied at home
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Old Nov 18th 2021, 7:08 pm
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I remember buying some eggnog in a cartoon a few years ago. I thought it would be a bit like advocaat without the alcohol.
The others in the house all made faces. When I tasted it I could see why.

But I thought I'd give the eggnog ice cream ago and it's pretty good.

Bought some pretend Christmas cake today. Just to tide me over until I can get the real thing.
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Since a certain someone has finished her Christmas shopping already...again......and I've had my first mince pie it's time for a thread.
She sounds like an over-enthusiastic nutter It's never too early for fruit mince pies.

I had a case of the FOMOs so have ordered my beef roast and a smoked ham. I was thinking about glazing the ham but will probably bail on that, I know a glazed ham looks nice on the table but then you have to take all the bits off before you can carve it.


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I had a case of the FOMOs so have ordered my beef roast and a smoked ham. I was thinking about glazing the ham but will probably bail on that, I know a glazed ham looks nice on the table but then you have to take all the bits off before you can carve it.
You can carve? Is there no end to your talent?
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It is actually ice cream. I suppose you could let it become runny and drink it but it's pretty sweet.
I wouldn't fancy drinking it. At least eating it you're more likely to do so in small amounts.
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It is actually ice cream. I suppose you could let it become runny and drink it but it's pretty sweet.
I wouldn't fancy drinking it. At least eating it you're more likely to do so in small amounts.

Sounds fabulous…until I read it has rum flavoured ripples.
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I remember buying some eggnog in a cartoon a few years ago. I thought it would be a bit like advocaat without the alcohol.
The others in the house all made faces. When I tasted it I could see why.

But I thought I'd give the eggnog ice cream ago and it's pretty good.

Bought some pretend Christmas cake today. Just to tide me over until I can get the real thing.
We bought a bottle of eggnog not long after we moved here, thinking it would taste like advocaat. It was vile and smelled like furniture polish. We've never dared try it since.
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You can carve? Is there no end to your talent?
It might be more like hacking
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I've already had two lots of mince pies, and am having to fight the urge to put the tree up daily.
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I've already had two lots of mince pies, and am having to fight the urge to put the tree up daily.
Once is enough for the tree surely.
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Sounds fabulous…until I read it has rum flavoured ripples.
I knew someone with rum flavoured ripples, probably the result of too much bracardi & coke!
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