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i'm right in understanding that's a recent (Victorian) development adapted from Thanksgiving dinners, aren't i?
it was...stuff like goose before?
And is way tastier
i've been watching a bit too much Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and i was wondering
why on earth are american restaurants, BBQ joints etc, obsessed with brining meat? are they that desperate to not live beyond 45?
Unless you're a massive try-hard.
three flats in the house to join them on thurs. Not sure what to expect tbh
accept any blankets presented as gifts.
neither are particularly set, are they?
well, that's my answer and i'm sticking with it
Thanksgiving dinners are for cunts, Christmas dinners are for everyone (including cunts).
That's the main difference, anyway.
the other the murder of thousands upon thousands of indigenous people.
Christmas dinners have always seemed smaller in scale, as near as I can tell; though both do pretty much serve the same general thing. Some people have ham at Christmas dinner.
and NYE is for boozing.
The TV does sweet potato pie with melted marshmallows on top. She serves it WITH the turkey. Her other Thanksgiving creations include a cheesy brocolli with smashed up crackers thing, and a ridiculous layered dip.
Fucking love marshmallow
^ there is just looked up and there confirmation ^
Anyway. we had Christmas on Friday there for various reasons, and had beef wellington which was amazing. And so much trifle. I think Turkey is shite.
Doing ours on Saturday as the American is working until 8 on Thursday.
Please don't have thanksgiving dinners.
that makes you feel a bit special, welcome in our family and at home when you're 6000+ miles from your family, because we're British and some prick on the internet said we can't.
This fucking place.
Just that you can't attend.
Is that really so monstrous?
and therefore negate the whole family togetherness aspect of the meal?
being an Adult and everything.
even if the answer is "yes", I don't think you should be at a thanksgiving dinner.
but I'm not a Tory, so I don't think Marriage is important to becoming a family
No Yorkshire puds
Pls.... You're doing it wrong
YOUR Christmas is invalid. Sorry.
Is this most people?
What a fucking world
also the thanksgiving dinner seems to have unwarranted amounts of sugar in the MAIN COURSE. Cranberry sauce is more prevalent - I know we have that at Christmas too but that feels like a more recent thing to me. Might just be my family. Plus they do that weird marshmallow thing. AND don't they have mash instead of roasties?
I have no idea sorry
of endless food enjoyed against the backdrop of the Queen & Steve McQueen, the other is a sugar heavy binge devoured by myopic murderers.
I usually eat this quorn thing with stuffing in it which is alright but a bit tasteless, not a massive fan of nut cutlets either so looking for other ideas
And no-one wants that.
unbelievably delicious (don't care what any of you meat-cunt nut roast stereotypists have to say). One of the best foods on earth.
This year I am at my sister-in-laws and have requested this (from the choice given): http://christmasfood.marksandspencer.com/Parsnip-Camembert-And-Mustard-Pithivier.aspx
like the rest of us
wonderfully moist in the middle. Rich, savoury and boozy flavour. Eats well for days (it's a big fella). Next year must be turn for an end piece, it simply must!
or the nut roast?
curious about pumpkin pie
I will have attended both a Canadian and an American Thanksgiving this year.
christmas dinner is great
they kindly cooked a big turkey for the meat-eating attendees which was jolly nice, and also gave me the leftovers as they had no need for them.
Carried the still-warm remains left in an open-topped container and managed to entice seven cats into following me home. Then got them all in my house. It was great. Seven cats!
those poor cats :(
When we lived in the Bahamas a huge contingent of my stepmothers family came to stay, and one of her nieces brought her meathead boyfriend of the time, it was the first time we had all met him.
Christmas morning, he goes in to my Dad's gym and puts some weights on a bar to lift and show off to my step cousin. He doesn't know what he's doing and doesn't fasten it properly, so the weight wobbles, he falls back in to the bench, startling the cat who goes to run away, the weight falls off the bar and lands on the cat.
Christmas morning spent holding my dying cat while desperately trying to get it to a vet who would be open, but it was too late. :(
bet someone on here pays £50 to experience thanksgiving at an 'american style restaurant' (there's even one in newcastle now) and it doesn't do thanksgiving justice
i might buy some pumkin puree actually
feeling like that would be a good idea
but they do have mash. this'll be my third thanksgiving in the states, i still can't get over the abomination that is the marshmallows on the sweet potato WITH the main dinner. thats marshmallows with turkey, gravy, veg etc. awful.
i also still cannot get in anyway excited at all. its basically Christmas without presents. so shit yeah?
also it means the depressing realisation that for xmas dinner you will be having ham.
but it was a big buffet-type bring a thing along and put it on the table affair. That meant it was a weird hybrid of Thanksgiving stuff and Mexican food but basically it's just a really nice, huge meal that you'd have to be a bit of a boring prick to not enjoy, right?