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Old Dec 21st 2006, 12:17 am
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What english food if any have you got in to enjoy over the xmas break if you're not returning to the UK? Also, what will you miss? I will go first, we have got some Cadbury's Roses, Quality Street. We will miss chipolata sausages to go with the turkey plus many other things but that's the main one that comes to mind.
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Originally Posted by iwantone
What english food if any have you got in to enjoy over the xmas break if you're not returning to the UK? Also, what will you miss? I will go first, we have got some Cadbury's Roses, Quality Street. We will miss chipolata sausages to go with the turkey plus many other things but that's the main one that comes to mind.
I am so with you there!!! OH brought back loads of sweets last week for Christmas but I know I've put on so much weight as I have already eaten half of them on my own

I make my own puddings and cake so am OK there.
I try and keep it as British as possible, with crackers etc.
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Christmas crackers, pickled onions, oxo and Guiness.

Not British, but do have some bottled Foster's on hand.
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Christmas crackers, pickled onions, oxo and Guiness.

Not British, but do have some bottled Foster's on hand.

Got all of the above from my local store.

I will miss M & S Chestnut stuffing and all their wonderful desserts.
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Mainly as above--mince pies, crackers, pud, cadbury's. The children are excited-we limit sweets but they've seen the goodies (the ones that mummy has been secretly sampling). The inlaws and extended family enjoy all of this, so it's well received.

Big turkey dinner with the usuals. We will have green beans as one of our veggies, as my daughter is a green bean addict, but they are 'mushroom soup and fried onion topping' free
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I have a little harrods christmas pudding I have been hoarding.. hopefully it is still good..
I am desperate for a mince pie. I have no idea where I could get such a thing. Ideally I would buy a jar of mince meat and make my own. I considered making my own mince meat but since its impossible to find sultanas , currants (what you mean there are other alternatives to raisins) and clace cherries. Sometimes I feel like I am living in an ex soviet country with the lack of real choice here when it comes to food.. at least vegies are good though.


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Mainly as above--mince pies, crackers, pud, cadbury's. The children are excited-we limit sweets but they've seen the goodies (the ones that mummy has been secretly sampling). The inlaws and extended family enjoy all of this, so it's well received.

Big turkey dinner with the usuals. We will have green beans as one of our veggies, as my daughter is a green bean addict, but they are 'mushroom soup and fried onion topping' free
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Originally Posted by angelman
I have a little harrods christmas pudding I have been hoarding.. hopefully it is still good..
I am desperate for a mince pie. I have no idea where I could get such a thing. Ideally I would buy a jar of mince meat and make my own. I considered making my own mince meat but since its impossible to find sultanas , currants (what you mean there are other alternatives to raisins) and clace cherries. Sometimes I feel like I am living in an ex soviet country with the lack of real choice here when it comes to food.. at least vegies are good though.
Awww, I should have put one aside for you! I made my own, and we also bought some from a local shop. Our local shops are stocked with British goods, and I'm in the midwest where I didn't expect to find such things.

There must be some sort of British food shop out your way? Still, glad you have your posh pud to enjoy!
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Publix has Crosse & Blackwell mincemeat.
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We managed to save a M&S chrissy pud from last year. The use by date is still good. Also got some Christmas crackers from Marshalls, and some Cadbury's biscuits from Christmas Tree Shops, but I've also seen them in Target. They are the real thing, made in England. I made my own Christmas cake with plenty of brandy in it and got the booze in. Merry Christmas, all.
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Have some Paxo, a Xmas pudding, crackers, a few mince pies left (thanks-Joisey), local sausages (our type), not to mention the condiments (pickled onions, etc)

Have a personal cupboard in the kitchen under lock and key.....

Otherwise, a turkey is a turkey.....
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Will really miss a xmas pud this year, tried making some mince pies with the crosse & blackwell filling, they are just not the same
On the upside, we have xmas crackers, Roses, Matchmakers, and after eights along with some other choccies that my ex sent for the girls.
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I am desperate for a mince pie. I have no idea where I could get such a thing. Ideally I would buy a jar of mince meat and make my own. I considered making my own mince meat but since its impossible to find sultanas , currants (what you mean there are other alternatives to raisins) and clace cherries. Sometimes I feel like I am living in an ex soviet country with the lack of real choice here when it comes to food.. at least vegies are good though.
there's a good selection of mince out of the bottle in various places and if you can't be arsed to make your own pastry, use some puff pastry, it'll work a treat..okay, it ain't quite the same, but it'll still do
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Originally Posted by iwantone
What english food if any have you got in to enjoy over the xmas break if you're not returning to the UK? Also, what will you miss? I will go first, we have got some Cadbury's Roses, Quality Street. We will miss chipolata sausages to go with the turkey plus many other things but that's the main one that comes to mind.

The wife picked up some Quality Street at World Market and it was $15 for only 489g. I know you can get a huge 2.2kg tin at Tesco or ASDA back home for the same price.
I checked the UK Post Office website and I thought I saw where 2kg was the max you could ship to the U.S. - does that sound correct?
Anyhoo, it was about 20 quid to ship even that weight.

Postman Pat's pension must be a good 'un.
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I've got an M&S Christmas pudding from last year.... mmmmmmm
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The wife picked up some Quality Street at World Market and it was $15 for only 489g. I know you can get a huge 2.2kg tin at Tesco or ASDA back home for the same price.
I checked the UK Post Office website and I thought I saw where 2kg was the max you could ship to the U.S. - does that sound correct?
Anyhoo, it was about 20 quid to ship even that weight.

Postman Pat's pension must be a good 'un.
It cost me £20 to send 3 pounds in weight over.
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