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Christmas? Already? 2019

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Aplologies for the duplication of the previous posting - the website freezes when I try to delete the second one.
     
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My wife held a committee meeting with herself and the drone was given instruction on where to place the coloured lights. Said drone decided on a different place on the day and to be fair, the chair of the committee actually liked them.

    yesterday, my daughter at uni got a text from one of her friends here asking if she'd put the coloured lights outside of her house. There's me thinking it was because of her artistic eye, but no, it was, in her friends eye because "It looked like a f*****g unicorn had shat on one of our bushes."

    Not sure if that's a compliment or not.:eek:
     
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  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Well we finally got the tree up, before Christmas day.

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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Nearly there.
    Merry Christmas to you all.
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  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

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    Cake's done. To be fair, it's an Aldi cake that I've decorated because I don't trust this oven not to just grill my cake. I did make the pudding - in the slowcooker.
     
  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Looks very pretty but how will it taste?
    Rosemary, sliced chillie, star anise, bay leaf and cinnamon sticks all drenshed in icing sugar may be very original but......
     
  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    no chilli. Those are dried cranberries. All will be removed from the cake and bunged in the mulled wine. Maybe not the bay leaves. They can be rinsed off and Used in the gravy. Rosemary will go back in the sugar water with lemon juice and be used to flavour a lemon cake.
     
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Unusual combinations do sometimes work. Many of us English add sweet swirls of melted jam to porridge and the Scots are alleged to add salt. Have you tried savoury swirls to porridge. Bovril works well. I am not so sure about swirls of lime pickle, but it is good with a hangover!
     
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  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Only 366 days to go ...
     
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  11. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    We do have salt on our porridge. Once you make the mental shift from expecting sweet...to savoury - it's very good.
     
  12. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Porridge with water was a staple of early Scots, but I doubt they would have said no to jam or syrup, or their porridge made with milk if they had a choice.
     
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Absolutely right!
    I like a good porridge with sufficient salt in it to be palatable. Then it's time for a creamy milk drizzled around the edge and sweetener on top - either sugar or syrup. In fact, I think I'll have some today.
     
  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not had porridge for a while. I liked it made with milk but with butter stirred in which I suppose is a more unhealthy way of adding some salt.
     

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