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Are you sure your hands aren’t just bigger?

My gran's sent me over a "care package" because I don't get to be there for Christmas Dinner. Hopefully this cheese has a reasonably long date on it as there's no way I can eat it all between now and

Congrats Tommy, I admire your open mindedness. There's at least 7 items there I wouldn't accept on a Christmas dinner plate. 

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6 hours ago, Ralphy said:

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That's "I'll get this for a laugh" then "I regret everything" in one pic.

January's sandwiches are sorted.

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I’ve had a sausage roll with bacon before and thought it was a bit harsh, maybe more to do with the salt than the meat. By contrast Aldi hog roast sausage rolls are great, and the kind of thing I should have considered getting in.

Bird and myself have settled on the Sainsbury’s pecan and maple mince pies with Viennese whirl top. Trying others would nothing more than delayed gratification.

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Tried these. Obscene. And I want more.

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In home-made news, my mum's made her classic Christmas cake (Dundee cake recipe) which people tend to have with mild cheese, and of which I'm not a massive fan, and also a Christmas pud, which I much prefer because it's completely soused in brandy (I then spend the rest of Christmas Day in a combination of drunken stupor and The 'Itis, growing my eyebrows back).

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This week Aldi released their 'Exquisite' Mince Pies. They come in a green and gold box and are properly lovely. Really rich and fruity filling with a gold sprinkled citrus oil infused pastry (also rich and fruity).

I used to get the Heston Blumenthal mince pies from Waitrose and these are as good, if not better.

3 quid for 6 though, in Aldi. 

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On 11/30/2020 at 6:35 PM, air_raid said:

I’m also staring to worry that Colman’s have discontinued their cranberry sauce.

Finally! Went into Heaton Park store of Home Bargains and they had 3 jars, although they only had 1 left when we left. She’s already had some with a fried Camembert and we’ve got a whole jar left for Christmas.

Update on festive puffings : cracked last  weekend over two (dreadful) Christmas Chronicle films and tried both. The turkey and stuffing balls at first just tasted like chicken crisps but the second bite had a butter-basted taste to them and the sage flavour followed, top marks. The sausage rolls ones (Wotsit style) were also very good, a little generic porky flavour (although different from Frazzles flavour) with no hint of pastry to speak of, but Mrs raid thought they were the better of the two.

Bought some more Sainsbury’s maple and pecan mince pies today and some crumble top salted caramel ones from Aldi although the Millionaires ones were sold out.

Anyone else gone headfirst into their Festive Fat Bastard phase yet?

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33 minutes ago, air_raid said:

Anyone else gone headfirst into their Festive Fat Bastard phase yet?

My work gave us all £25 to get some booze and food for an Xmas Teams chat (started out excruciating but ended up alright). I don't drink so I spent £2 on some orange juice and £23 on quid on cheese, crisps, cake and mince pies. Merry Christmas, everyone. 

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I can’t remember if they’re packaged as a festive flavour or not but Mrs raid and I tried Walkers’ sausage roll flavour yesterday and they’re a triumph! That sweet/fattening flavour that you get from a Greggs sausage roll, much closer to the taste of the real thing than the Tesco not-Wotsits. Although the latter are great in taste and texture and we’ll definitely be buying more.

Smashed a pack of Aldi salted caramel crumble top mince pies (again, no Millionaires) over the weekend too and though the Mrs didn’t like the crumble top as much as the ones we had from Asda last year, although it reminded me of mama raids crumble so I loved them.

I did promise to myself not to mention the beer as there is a perfectly serviceable thread for that already but nipped into Bents garden centre today, one of my favourite places on Earth, and grabbed several different cans of marshmallow Porter, chocolate orange and chocolate cherry stout and a few Samuel Smiths choices. So I can drink my spare bottle of Cranborne Poacher tonight.

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