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Old Dec 25th 2016, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Rete View Post
That is so unchristmassy. You make the kidlet wait to open her prezzies? Buh Humbug! Unless dinner is served at 8 a.m. :-)
Agreed, we had ours done and dusted by 11am

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Old Dec 25th 2016, 6:25 pm
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... That is so unchristmassy. You make the kidlet wait to open her prezzies? Buh Humbug! ....
Some things are a battle with her, but curiously this was not.
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Old Dec 25th 2016, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by livinginnyc View Post
Agreed, we had ours done and dusted by 11am
We had the family over for Christmas Eve. The grandkids and their parents were finished by 8 pm. It was always a tradition once the girls married and left home that they spent the Eve with us, had Christmas morning with their kids at their home and they then went to the in-laws for Christmas Dinner.

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Some things are a battle with her, but curiously this was not.
Hubby and I don't buy gifts for under the tree for each other. He gave me the plane tickets for my NY visit in January and I bought him his gift which was delivered two weeks ago. It would have been too big for under the tree.

Glad she was more than willing to wait. Not so my children growing up nor my grandkids today. First presents and then a special Christmas breakfast is the norm.
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Old Dec 26th 2016, 3:42 am
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No snow. 75 deg and sunny. Saw the snow on TV though - very pretty.
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Old Dec 26th 2016, 6:35 am
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I would like a Boxing Day for Christmas.
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Old Dec 26th 2016, 2:31 pm
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I would like a Boxing Day for Christmas.
We're doing this today as it's only a few blocks from our house and I'm intrigued to see what Americans think a traditional English Boxing Day entails...

http://www.ehfop.org


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Turkey sandwiches, arguments over board games and dragging the kids out for an energetic walk in our case!
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Originally Posted by loubiblu View Post
We're doing this today as it's only a few blocks from our house and I'm intrigued to see what Americans think a traditional English Boxing Day entails...

http://www.ehfop.org


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Turkey sandwiches, arguments over board games and dragging the kids out for an energetic walk in our case!
An English boxing day to me is being sat around all day watching soccer or another sport.

Which is what I'm doing now after being out to fill the propane tank for a nice steak.
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I would like a Boxing Day for Christmas.
Christmas fell on a Sunday this year. Many business offices are closed today so in essence if you are an office worker you might well have Boxing Day off.
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Which is what I'm doing now after being out to fill the propane tank for a nice steak.
Medium rare for me please

We are going to check out the sales. As per UK boxing day tradition
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Medium rare for me please
The best way to have a steak!
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The best way to have a steak! ....
A purest would know that a medium rare steak is overcooked.

In the Pulaski household steaks are eaten rare.
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Old Dec 26th 2016, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
A purest would know that a medium rare steak is overcooked.

In the Pulaski household steaks are eaten rare.
Medium rare is for burgers. Rare steaks all the way - the rarer the better.
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Old Dec 26th 2016, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Medium rare is for burgers. Rare steaks all the way - the rarer the better.
The steaks the French call 'Bleu', perfect,
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The steaks the French call 'Bleu', perfect,
Yes, very good indeed.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
A purest would know that a medium rare steak is overcooked.

In the Pulaski household steaks are eaten rare.
I grew up on well done steaks. My mother still likes it this way.

Suffice to say, when I was of the age to understand that steaks can be cooked to different levels I took over.
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